Tag Archives: racial equity

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to Secretary Yellen on Restoring FSOC’s Ability to Fully Execute its Authority Under Dodd Frank

AFREF and 30 allies sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen urging her to prioritize restoring FSOC’s ability to fully execute its authority under the Dodd-Frank by repealing the SIFI 2019 guidance; developing a data strategy for OFR; and using the statutory authority given in Title I of Dodd-Frank to apply a racial equity lens when designating a non-bank financial company as a SIFI.

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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.

News Release: AFREF and Partners Submit Comments On Labor Department Proposal to Allow Retirement Plans To Consider Sustainability, Jobs, Equity, Workers 

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) submitted comments to the Labor Department supporting a proposed rule that will allow and encourage private retirement plans and pensions to consider sustainability factors like climate change, workers’ rights, racial, economic and environmental justice, and corporate governance when investing and voting proxies.