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1. CFPB Publishes Complaint Narratives - What it Means for New Yorkers

(Web Page; Wed Jul 29 13:39:00 CDT 2015)

On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published over 7,700 consumer complaint narratives about financial companies. Since first making the complaints database public in 2013, CFPB has been improving access ...

Description: Since first making the complaints database public in 2013, CFPB has been improving access to and search capabilities for the data collected. The ability to view consumer complaint narratives may be the most significant change in this access yet.

2. Still working on that sunlight

(Web Page; Thu Oct 25 09:48:00 CDT 2012)

In my last post, I talked about the need for better data to increase transparency and accountability in the mortgage lending market. This week I have a great opportunity to make my case. I am one of several consumer advocates from acr...

Description: We will be talking with the CFPB about data-related issues, all of which are part of Dodd-Frank and are critical to shedding more light on mortgage lending and servicing in this country.

3. It Looks Like Payday Lending Bill Is Off the Table in New York; Consumers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief…For Now

(Web Page; Tue Apr 30 14:24:00 CDT 2013)

Last week I drafted a piece on the mounting evidence that payday lending is bad for consumers. I am happy to say that I had to throw that piece in the recycle bin.On Monday, Superintendent Ben Lawsky sent a letter to NYS Assembly Speake...

Description: Last week I drafted a piece on the mounting evidence that payday lending is bad for consumers. I am happy to say that I had to throw that piece in the recycle bin.

4. The need for more sunlight on the mortgage lending marketplace

(Web Page; Mon Aug 27 08:40:00 CDT 2012)

Why do borrowers and communities of color get FHA and other government-backed mortgage loans disproportionately more often than white borrowers and communities? This is the question I’ve been hearing and grappling with since the ...

Description: Researcher, Barb vanKerkhove talks about why she thinks it’s important to understand bank’s mortgage lending and how it’s impacting communities.

5. Winning with tenacity- Empire Justice helps save another home from foreclosure

(Web Page; Fri Jul 10 11:34:00 CDT 2015)

Dave is the epitome of tenacity. For more than four years he’s been fighting tooth and nail to save his family’s home from foreclosure. A single father of three and a Navy veteran, Dave was unable to work after a back injury...

Description: So proud of David who showed relentless strength in the face of adversity, and of the Empire Justice foreclosure team that refused to give up. Four years later we’re ecstatic to report David and his family are able to keep their home.