News

2018

April

10
  • Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silent. In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation’s consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies…
04
03
  • Trump appointee helps companies, not consumers. In 1959, the late Dinah Washington won a Grammy for her hit, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” a song of how a blossoming romance dramatically changed life for the better. Its lyrics conclude, “the…
  • What it was like to finally write my will. Did you know Prince died without a will? It’s true! All that money, and one of the greatest performers I ever saw onstage didn’t spend a little of it on sorting out his estate? It…
01
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.
  • Barclays agrees to pay $2 billion for selling toxic mortgages. Prosecutors say that between 2005 and 2007 Barclays sold investors packages of mortgages that were worth less than the bank claimed, costing the investors billions of dollars. More than half of the $31 billion in mortgage packages eventually defaulted, prosecutors…

March

29
  • Under Ben Carson, HUD scales back fair housing enforcement. The Trump administration is attempting to scale back federal efforts to enforce fair housing laws, freezing enforcement actions against local governments and businesses, including Facebook, while sidelining officials who have aggressively pursued civil rights cases.…
28
  • Limited English proficiency is a barrier to homeownership. Looking at data at the zip code level from the Urban Institute and Sloan Foundation’s Administrative Data Research Facility, we found a considerable gap in homeownership rates between neighborhoods with low levels of limited English…
22
21
  • Shopping around for a mortgage can save you thousands. It’s one of the weirder documented facts about home-buying in America: Surprising numbers of consumers don’t bother to shop for mortgage money, even though they could save tens of thousands of dollars through lower interest…
  • Dos varas de medir su calificación crediticia. Tradicionalmente FICO ha establecido el riesgo que suponen los acreedores, ahora VantageScore gana terreno Desde los años ochenta FICO se encarga de medir su calidad crediticia a partir de su historial de crédito pero hay…
19
 

Quick Menu

Support Consumer Action

Support Consumer

Join Our Email List

Optional Member Code
Facebook FTwitter T

Housing Menu

Help Desk

Advocacy