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Buying a Used Car
Here are several resources to check out when considering buying a used car. Read More

Information Regarding Everest Institute College
f you are a current Everest Institute student and need further information regarding student loan relief options. Read More

CFPB Provides Guidance to Avoid Disability Income Discrimination
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a bulletin reminding lenders that requiring unnecessary documentation from consumers who receive Social Security disability income may raise fair lending risk. The bulletin calls attention to standards and guidelines that may help lenders comply with the law, and help ensure that recipients of Social Security disability income receive fair and equal access to credit.  Read More

Other Consumer Issues: Articles


The Future of Wall Street Regulation Is in Andrew Cuomo's Hands
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo must soon appoint a replacement superintendent for the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), an obscure regulatory position that the current head, Benjamin Lawsky, elevated into a major national player over the past four years. Read More

N.Y. AG finds sponsors for payroll cards bill
Two New York lawmakers will sponsor a bill designed to increase protection for workers using payroll cards, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday. Read More

Other Consumer Issues: In the News


Empire Justice Comments on Consumer Complaint Narratives and Data Normalization
Empire Justice Center comments on the addition of consumer complaint narratives to the CFPB public database and how it is operating in practice. Read More

Empire Justice Memo: Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Auto Financing
A.7930-a/S.5506-a would amend section 302 of the personal property law, and will have a considerable positive effect on New York State consumers who are defrauded by auto dealers when obtaining automobile financing. Read More

Other Consumer Issues: Policy Advocacy


May 2012 Issue of Policy Matters
As the end of New York’s 2012 legislative session approaches, Empire Justice Center advocates are switching into high gear, working hard to advance legislation that benefits lower income New Yorkers and to halt bills that will harm New York consumers, Medicaid recipients and providers. Read about our priorities for the end of the state legislative session. Read More


Top Ten Ways The CFPB Can Help You With Financial Questions
The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has put together this great resource of how the CFPB can help you. It includes information on how to make complaints to the CFPB. Read More

Consumers Can Register Complaints with the CFPB
Any consumer with a complaint involving a mortgage, a student loan, a credit card, a bank account, a car loan, a money transfer or a credit report, can register a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Debt collection issues and payday loans will be added soon. Read More

Ten Ways to Protect Yourself from Scams and Rip-Offs
Use these tips from the Consumer Federation of American to protect yourself from scams and rip-offs Read More