Since Operation Collection Protection began, over 130 new law enforcement actions by federal state and local law enforcement resulted in prosecution against collectors that used illegal practices such as wage garnishment, harassing phone calls, and false threats of litigation or ...
On Feb. 11, another contentious round of exchanges on debt-trap lending occurred on Capitol Hill. Unlike previous forums, however, this one came with an open bias.
I encourage us each to create a legacy that is impactful. We can do that with substantial treasure, time and/or talent.
When it comes to credit and financing, racial disparities remain despite a 42-year-old federal law guaranteeing fair treatment in lending.
As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the well-to-do at the expense of the ...
Fees deducted from millions of consumer checking accounts are making legal and financial news in early 2016. Banks are reaping billions of dollars on just one fee: overdraft.
Our challenge this King holiday is to honor his memory by taking an active role in securing financial justice.
As holiday revelers toasted the season, a key federal regulator took two steps to ensure that 2016 would bring an important change for consumers harassed by illegal debt collector actions.
If we employ the steps necessary to build up our individual economic conditions, our families and our communities will prosper.
An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another's gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry.
An old adage teaches that one man's pain is another's gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry.
If holiday lists seem bigger than budgets, turning to a high-cost, small-dollar loan can turn joy and merriment into a financial quagmire. The good news is that with a timely reality check, most consumers can avoid holiday financial nightmares.
Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state's small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow and now doubles the amount of fees charged a decade ago.
We need champions who will continue to advocate for the resources to enable the VA to complete the approval process in a timely manner across the country.
After more than a year of legal tap dancing by Corinthian Colleges, half a billion dollars of financial justice has been ordered for students who attended the now-defunct private college.