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CR: State lawmakers must protect student loan borrowers in light of scathing Inspector General’s report

Report blasts Education Department for failing to hold student loan servicers accountable for treating borrowers fairly  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports called on state lawmakers…

February 14, 2019

CR statement to House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports submits this statement to assist the Subcommittee in its examination of the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, and to explain our concerns…

February 14, 2019

Press Release

CFPB proposal would weaken oversight of “fintech” and put consumers at risk

Consumer Reports opposes CFPB proposal that would give providers “safe harbor” from some consumer protection laws WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposal by the Consumer Financial…

February 11, 2019

Comment on the proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and the BCFP Product Sandbox

Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to on the proposed Policy on No-Action Letters and the Product Sandbox. The proposal opens the door…

February 9, 2019

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CFPB’s revised payday loan rule eliminates important protections for borrowers

Proposed rule removes “ability-to-repay” requirement needed to ensure borrowers can afford loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – A revised payday loan rule proposed by the Consumer Financial…

February 6, 2019

Surprise Medical Bills

You do the right thing. So should doctors and insurers. It’s sometimes not enough to have good health insurance, pay your monthly premiums, and understand…

January 22, 2019

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Consumer Reports hails New York’s consumer fraud settlement with Charter over internet speeds

CR filed amicus brief in support of New York’s lawsuit against Charter WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today praised the New York state attorney general’s…

December 18, 2018

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CR Statement on Education Department decision to cancel loan debts for defrauded students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Suzanne Martindale, senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s decision late…

December 14, 2018

CR Comments on Federal Trade Commission Online Event Ticket Sales Workshop

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on online ticketing, urging the Commission 1) to use this workshop to gain an understanding…

December 6, 2018

Joint Letter to Transportation Secretary Chao Re Lack of Balance in New Membership of Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports joins with several other consumer groups expressing concern that the new consumer and state government representatives do not reflect the balance of perspective…

November 29, 2018

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