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Senator Elizabeth Warren calls on consumers to stand up for the CFPB
Hear a call with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reminding consumers of the progress that's been made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and seeking grassroots support to keep the agency strong and independent. Comments: 0

Finding private refinancing options for student loans
Whether you're ready to tackle your student loan debt or feeling overwhelmed by your repayment options, you have choices. A new tool by Consumer Affairs helps borrowers review the private student loan consolidation options available to them in today's market. Comments: 0

Overdraft fees are big business for big banks
Frustrated by overdraft fees charged by your bank? You're not alone. A new report filed by U.S. PIRG Education Fund explains how overdraft fees result in billions in revenue for financial institutions across the country. Is your bank on the list of the worst offenders? Comments: 0

A guide to personal injury lawsuits (and their benefits)
The Center for Justice & Democracy’s new study on personal injury (or “tort”) lawsuits shows how they benefit not only the consumers who win the suits, but the general public. Comments: 0

Groups release joint principles on prepaid payroll cards
Two national consumer groups work with industry to develop joint principles on payroll cards, a type of prepaid card used for distributing wages when workers don't have a bank account to accept direct deposit. Comments: 0

FDIC study: Serving the unbanked and underbanked
In the first national survey of banks' efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their market areas, the FDIC found that improvement may be possible in certain areas. Comments: 1

Reasons you can’t get your credit report fixed
A noted national consumer law organization releases a report documenting the abysmal quality of the credit report dispute system provided for by law to protect consumers from errors in their credit reports. Comments: 2

Could regulations have prevented the economic crisis?
A new report by the Congressional Oversight Committee points to three areas of regulation that could have prevented the current economic crisis. Comments: 1

Foreclosures and voting rights
No Voter Left Behind, a Democrat supported group, is urging Americans in foreclosure to know their rights before Election Day. Comments: 0

Privacy and identity theft statutes
The 2008 edition of a California government report, "Consumer Privacy and Identity Theft - A Summary of Key Statutes and Guide for Lawmakers," is available. Comments: 1

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