Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund submitted a comment letter, endorsed by 20 partner organizations, to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed rule on residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The letter urges the CFPB to finalize the residential PACE rule swiftly to
Despite being in a legal fight for its very existence, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carry out its mission to promote fairness and transparency in our financial system and ensure that consumers are protected from predatory and deceptive practices. Its ability to perform under pressure is one more reason why we need a strong CFPB.
Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act will allow better enforcement of fair lending laws and help increase access to sustainable credit for small businesses and women- and minority-owned small businesses in particular.
Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court’s decision to take up a case in which the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals attacked the funding mechanism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recognizes that the lower court has produced a decision threatening consumers, honest businesses, and the financial system itself.
WASHINGTON-D.C. — The irony of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has numerous corporate lawbreakers among its members, complaining about a government agency busting corporate lawbreakers is almost too thick for words.
WASHINGTON – In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) call for public input on how to save Americans billions in junk fees charged by financial companies, leading consumer advocacy organizations submitted an extensive comment letter detailing junk fees across a wide range of consumer financial products and services. The letter was submitted by Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), and National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (on behalf of its low-income clients).
Americans for Financial Reform joined a letter to the Biden administration highlighting the critical budget-related items that would help consumers in any upcoming Covid legislation. The letter urged President Biden to halt garnishment and offset certain tax refunds, fund a Housing Assistance Fund and housing counseling, and cancel student debt.
Americans for Financial Reform released a set of financial policy recommendations for Congress to fix the problems and loopholes in the CARES Act, to further protect and support individuals, families and communities in the face of this crisis, and to lay the groundwork for an equitable and sustainable economic recovery.
Americans for Financial Reform and 62 other organizations sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to implement broad-based, efficient, and effective relief for millions of people and small businesses in the U.S.