AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative Director Renita Marcellin testified before the NY State Senate Standing Committee on Banks.
Congressional Testimony: Senior Policy Analyst Renita Marcellin Testifies at HFSC’s Digital Wallet Hearing
AFR’s Senior Policy Analyst Renita Marcellin testified at the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force on Financial Technology’s hearing “What’s in Your Digital Wallet? A Review of Recent Trends in Mobile Banking and Payments.”
Congressional Testimony: Elyse Hicks, AFR’s Consumer Policy Counsel, Testifies Before the House Financial Services Committee
AFR’s Consumer Policy Counsel Elyse Hicks testified at today’s hearing in the House Financial Services Committee examining overdraft fees.
Congressional Testimony: Testimony of Lisa Donner Before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Executive Director Lisa Donner testified at Senate Banking’s hearing “The Dignity of Work.”
Testimony: License to Bank – Examining the Legal Framework Governing Who Can Lend and Process Payments in the Fintech Age
What industry calls “innovation” is often easily mapped to a longstanding financial service and therefore the existing laws should apply. At the same time, certain tools and certain forms of partnerships should have no place in our economy whatsoever. Treating innovation as an unqualified good leads regulators to ignore both considerations of equity and long-term, sustainable innovation. Give the interface between powerful corporations, complex products, and the public, precaution should be the norm, as it is in food and drug regulation.
Letter to NJ State Senate: AFR Supports S. 2358 to address abuses in the private student loan market
Americans for Financial Reform wrote to the New Jersey State Senate in support of S. 2358. This important bill seeks to stop practices like dual tracking and robo-signing in the private student loan market. As a coalition formed in the wake of the 2008 financial
Testimony: Heather Slavkin Corzo Testifies About Policies To Protect Investors, Increase Transparency, And Promote Worker Rights
The message, for too long, has been that policymakers must choose between policies that protect shareholders’ interest and those that protect workers’ interests. Investors know that economic stability is good for investment outcomes. Over the long-term, economic stability requires broad-based economic growth and shared prosperity.
Today at a public hearing at the Department of Education, AFR’s senior policy analyst gave testimony about the need to reinstate the Memorandum of Understanding with the CFPB, ended by Secretary DeVos to widespread criticism.
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
Julia Gordon of the Center for Responsible Lending testified on January 13, 2010 before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Download her testimony (PDF).