Standing Up for Us

That’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It has returned billions of dollars to consumers and now it is under attack from the big banks and special interests it regulates. The Register Guard out of Oregon talks about the importance of protecting the CFPB:   Its work has ranged from providing consumer education tools to […]

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Standing Up for Victims of Medical Malpractice

While some lawmakers are supporting legislation pushed by an out-of-state special interest group that would take away the right of victims of medical malpractice to bring their case before a jury, Tennessee Citizen Action is standing up for patients. Newschannel5 reports: “We don’t believe doctors on a panel are going to be aggressive with holding […]

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Boosting Overdraft Fees Big Business for Banks

The L.A. Times reports on how your bank is likely ordering transactions in a way to boost their fees while making you pay: Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to the lowest. […]

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Stand Strong in 2017

Friends, As we prepare for 2017, we have many fights ahead. We need to stand strong and fight hard.  We’ll be fighting aggressively for access to healthcare and to protect consumers from fraud.  Today, we’re asking for your support to help keep us fighting. We’ve set a goal of raising $1000 before the year’s end. We’re just […]

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Stand Up for Victims of Fraud

Yesterday, we began our “Week of Action” with an email campaign to Rep. Jim Cooper on the issue of transparency in home buying.   Today, we’re asking for your help on federal legislation related victims of fraud — specifically, the type of fraud committed by Wells Fargo against millions of consumers. Legislation has been introduced […]

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Take Action on Home Buyer Protection

December 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Consumer Protections, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Now is the time! Each day this week, we’ll be asking our members and supporters to take action on an important issue. From basic consumer protections to election transparency to access to healthcare, now is the time to act.   Today, we’re asking for your help on federal legislation related to disclosure and transparency when […]

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Stand Up, Fight Back!

Now more than ever, it is critical that we stand together — that we stand up, and fight back. Recent election results mean those who would roll back important consumer protections will soon be in power. There have been calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to dismantle the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). […]

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“Rip-off Clause” May Come to an End

Lisa Gilbert and Lisa Donner note in The Hill today that the so-called “Rip-off clause” in financial contracts may soon come to an end thanks to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). Specifically, they say: Known as forced arbitration, this system of bought-and-paid-for justice has worked out very well for what The New York Times […]

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TNCA Stands Against Forced Arbitration

Tennessee Citizen Action today joined 280 other groups from around the country in supporting the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule restricting the financial industry’s use of forced arbitration. Here’s a press release explaining more: 281 organizations that advocate on behalf of consumers, students, civil rights, labor, small business, and more have sent a […]

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Time to End Forced Arbitration

Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s time to end this anti-consumer practice. Arbitration was originally designed to streamline litigation costs for willing, legally savvy parties. The process has become a hidden tool used by corporations to avoid accountability for defrauding customers. A new federal rule would prohibit some […]

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