AFREF joined a letter to the CFPB in response to their inquiry into Big Tech payment platforms. The letter urges the CFPB to require person-to-person payment providers to protect consumers from fraud and errors, and to work with the Federal Reserve Board to ensure protections are in place before the Fed launches its new FedNow person-to-person service.
Letters to Regulators: Letter Urging CFPB Oversight of New Products like Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Loans, Income Share Agreements, Cash Advances, “Fintech” Overdraft or Overdraft Avoidance Products, and Earned Wage Access Products or Look-Alike Products
AFREF joined a letter urging CFPB oversight of new products like buy now, pay later (BNPL) loans, income share agreements, cash advances, “fintech” overdraft or overdraft avoidance products, and earned wage access products or look-alike products that are evading consumer protection laws and creating debt traps for consumers. The letter states that the CFPB should supervise providers and ensure that each of these products are complying with applicable consumer protection laws.
Letters to Regulators: Second Comment Letter in Response to CFPB’s Inquiry into Big Tech Payment Platforms
AFREF, American Economic Liberties Project and Revolving Door Project sent a letter to the CFPB in response to their inquiry into Big Tech payment platforms. The letter expresses concern about Big Tech exploitation of digital payments technology, and expresses support for their recently opened inquiry into Big Tech’s power in this vital and growing market.
News Release: Bipartisan Legislation Would Expand Military Lending Act Protections on Payday Loans to Veterans and Civilians Alike
Americans for Financial Reform supports the introduction of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act of 2021. This legislation would extend the 36 percent APR cap on payday and car-title loans in the Military Lending Act (MLA) to cover all borrowers.
AFR joined a letter to Congress supporting Senator Blumenthal’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to ban forced arbitration for service members suffering financial and employment abuse.
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of three crucial provisions of the Build Back Better Act that would strengthen the FTC’s hand against discriminatory and abusive data practices and the businesses that engage in them.
Following reports that Facebook is scaling up its cryptocurrency efforts with the launch of a pilot of its cryptocurrency wallet “Novi”, Demand Progress Education Fund and Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund released the following joint statement.
AFR applauds the confirmation of Rohit Chopra as Director of the CFPB.
AFREF and 6 organizations sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board expressing support for the development of the FedNow Service, the FRB’s real time payments system, and urging the Fed to build sufficient consumer protections into the system so that consumers and small businesses can safely use the system.
AFREF joined our colleagues in sending a letter to the Federal Reserve urging the inclusion of essential consumer protections in the rules and design of the FedNow service, the Federal Reserve’s real time payment system.