Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund joined with 61 other organizations to tell the Department of Education that we are closely monitoring their ongoing efforts to recklessly deregulate higher education. As 62 organizations and advocates for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, we wrote
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund joined with 67 other organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, vets, servicemembers, civil rights, & college access to urder Education Secretary Betsy Devos not to eliminate the gainful employment rule, which serves to defend students from high-cost, low-return career ed
“’We commend Senator Reed and his fellow senators for their leadership in protecting service members from abusive predatory lenders. Financial distress continues to be a leading factor that contributes to a lack of combat readiness and family stability for our men and women in uniform,’ said José Alcoff, payday campaign manager at Americans for Financial Reform. ‘Families and service members rely on the Consumer Bureau to ensure lenders comply with the law, and are caught if they target service members with debt trap loans.’”
Letters to Regulators: AFR sent a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission criticizing a new de minimis threshold proposal
The de minimis exemption is a critical element of the swap dealer rule, as it determines which swap dealers will actually be designated as regulated swap dealers and subject to formal dealer oversight. This CFTC proposal addresses a wide range of issues surrounding this exemption.
AFR Statement: Department of Education’s Proposed New Borrower Defense Rule Sacrifices Students to For-Profit Industry Greed
“The proposed Borrower Defense rule sacrifices students’ rights in order to line the pockets of executives at for-profit colleges, an industry that has shown time and again that it will use taxpayer dollars to deceive and defraud its own students.” said Alexis Goldstein, AFR’s Senior Policy Analyst. “With this rule and its extreme and absurd barriers to relief, Devos effectively tells students that if a school scams them, they’re on their own.”
Congressional Testimony: AFR Policy Director Marcus Stanley testifies to House Financial Services Committee.
On July 17, 2018, AFR Policy Director Marcus Stanley offered testimony at a hearing entitled “Examining Capital Regimes for Financial Institutions,” before the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee.
Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC proposed rule regarding the implementation of CECL accounting rules.
Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation commenting on a proposal to phase-in the regulatory capital effects of implementing the new
Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on a proposal that would cut the minimum required leverage ratio at the largest U.S. banks.
Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to comment on a proposal that would reduce the minimum leverage ratio requirements for the largest U.S. banks. Click here to access
Letters to Regulators: AFR commented on Federal Reserve proposed changes to capital rules to implement new stress buffer requirements.
AFR commented on a Federal Reserve proposal that would integrate the capital requirements in its different capital regimes to institute new stress buffer requirements.
Joint Letter: 25 Organizations Write Dept of ED on Evaluating Undue Hardship Claims in Student Loan Bankruptcy
AFR was among 25 organizations that signed-on to comments by the National Consumer Law Center on evaluating undue hardship claims in student loan bankruptcy. You can view or download the PDF here.