Letter to HUD opposing the set of deregulatory efforts now under way that are withdrawing crucial commonsense oversight from the housing and financial markets, enabling discrimination, and thereby increasing barriers to affordable housing
Coalition letter in support of the Consumer Credit Control Act.
Letters to Regulators: Joint Letter to the OCC Opposing Any Changes that Would Weaken the Community Reinvestment Act
On November 19, 2018, AFR and 35 organizations sent a joint letter to the OCC urging the agency not to weaken the Community Reinvestment Act.
The groups pressed the OCC that any changes to the CRA must strengthen — not weaken — banks’ obligation to meet the needs of low-income communities and communities of color and that changes must result in expanded access to credit in historically redlined areas.
Senators who voted to reverse this important CFPB action have also opened the door to challenging long-standing regulatory actions that are crucial to protecting workers, consumers, civil rights, the environment, and the economy
Americans for Financial Reform is stepping up its campaign in support of the consumer’s right to a day in court. A significant five-figure digital campaign targeting Maine, Alaska, Louisiana and Arizona will tell the stories of Hudson and Byrd, who were scammed by Wells Fargo – and left with no means of pursuing justice.
AFR Statement: House Vote on CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule a Victory for Big Banks and Predatory Lenders
House vote to roll back CFPB rule limiting forced arbitration aids big banks and predatory lenders while stopping ordinary Americans from getting their day in court.
AFR Statement: House Lawmakers Voting to Roll Back CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule Defy Public Sentiment
In a tough test for the public’s view of the rule, likely voters concluded the rule helps hold companies accountable, and rejected notions that it will encourages frivolous lawsuits.
Strong, bipartisan majorities nationwide back the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule curbing forced arbitration and giving consumers their day in court.
AFR joins 10 housing groups in asking OCC to downgrade Wells Fargo for its harmful mortgage and loan servicing practices.