Tag Archives: Big Banks

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AFR in the News: Wells Fargo, PNC Draw Protest of Arbitration Clauses (American Banker)

“The activists hand-delivered protest petitions Thursday that, they said, contained 67,000 signatures. Arbitration clauses put consumers at an unfair disadvantage in disputes with their banks, the groups said… Consumer Action, Americans for Financial Reform, Public Citizen, the Other 98%, Alliance for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Consumer Advocates helped organize the petitions.”

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Press Release: AFR joins 8 Allied Groups and More than 67,000 People in Telling PNC and Well Fargo to Stop Using Forced Arbitration

“These non-negotiable terms are one of the ways that companies rig the financial system against consumers and avoid accountability. These terms deny customers access to courts should they seek to pursue legal claims against your company and deprive your customers of important legal protections. The result is that consumers cannot practically or fairly resolve disputes with you or
seek remedies for harm caused by your wrongful conduct.”

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NYTimes: In U.S. Monetary Policy, a Boon to Banks

June 29, 2011 By Jesse Eisinger, Propublica “The most pronounced development in banking today is that executives have become bolder as their business has gotten worse. The economy is clearly weaker than expected, and housing prices are falling throughout the land, eroding bank asset values.

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Peter Skillern’s Congressional Testimony

Testimony of Peter Skillern, Executive Director Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina United States House of Representatives Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Wednesday, March 3, 2011 Thank you Representative Capito and Representative Maloney for the opportunity to speak with you on the impact of