AFR Ed Fund and Demand Progress Ed Fund submitted comments to the Federal Reserve Board on faster payments.
Joint Letter: Letter to Federal Reserve Emphasizing Need for Strong Consumer Protections in Real Time Payment Systems
Coalition letter urging the Federal Reserve to build in strong consumer protections into the design of its new real-time payment system
On September 9, 2019, 34 organizations sent a letter in support of the Overdraft Protection Act of 2019.
AFREF and our partners sent a letter to the CFPB urging it not to weaken the current protections in the overdraft rule.
Joint Letter: Consumer Groups Applaud CFPB Review of Overdraft Fees, Oppose Senate Move Against Forced Arbitration Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s review of unfair and abusive overdraft practices is complemented by its recent efforts to limit the use of forced arbitration, said five consumer groups in a joint letter sent today to Director Richard Cordray. U.S. Senate leadership is pushing for a vote this week on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal a CFPB rule that restores consumers’ right to join together in court against banks and lenders.
A coalition of consumer advocates recently sent this letter to Sheila Bair about the FDIC and overdraft fees. Dear Ms. Bair: We, the undersigned civil rights, labor, consumer, housing, community, business, and sustainable and responsible investor groups, write to thank the FDIC for bringing attention
Washington, DC – As of yesterday, banks and credit unions can no longer automatically charge debit card or ATM overdraft fees averaging $34 a piece. But if their deceptive marketing efforts can convince you to check a box or “sign on the dotted line,” they
From AFR Coalition Member The Center for Responsible Lending A key federal regulator for years has let national banks engage in lending practices that the regulator itself admits harm consumers and lenders, according to two new reports from the Center for Responsible Lending. For the
The Center for Responsible Lending warned consumers this Black Friday to watch out for overdraft loans. Every day, consumers lose $65 in overdraft fees to banks. As CRL explains: At $24 billion per year in fees, unfair overdraft practices transfer funds from the accounts of
Americans for Financial Reform and our partners sent these letters (House, Senate, both links are PDFs) to Congress stating our strong support for overdraft reform. New bills introduced in the House and Senate take dramatic steps to protect consumers from sneaky overdraft loans. You can