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Today, my colleagues at U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group released a new report, "Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace." From the report's executive summary: Older consumers are at risk of harm from predatory financial behavior. An analysis of more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at CL&P Blog
According to the press release: "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized a rule that is aimed at stopping payday debt traps by requiring lenders to determine upfront whether people can afford to repay their loans. These strong, common-sense... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Last week, in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, WashU law professor Danielle D'Onfro proposed one way to hold Equifax accountable: "some old-fashioned judge-made doctrine." According to D'Onfro, "the data economy has outgrown our consumer protection regulations and we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Many have probably already seen yesterday's article in the New York Times about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's popularity getting in the way of Republicans' efforts to weaken it, but just in case... Relying on emails and other documents obtained... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Before jumping into my first post, I wanted to quickly introduce myself. I'm Mike Landis, Litigation Director for U.S. PIRG. (Obligatory disclaimer: my posts express my individual views only and not those of U.S. PIRG.) I've been a reader of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at CL&P Blog