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Trump Signs Orders to Roll Back Dodd-Frank, Fiduciary Rule

Friday, February 3, 2017

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a massive rollback of consumer protection and banking regulation laws. “Making the financial system more fair and transparent is essential to providing low-income and minority communities with more economic stability,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference. “Over the past decade, our … Read More

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CFPB Releases Proposed Payday Lending Rule

Friday, June 3, 2016

At a field hearing in Kansas City on June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule to rein in predatory payday and car title lending – an industry that targets communities of color. Consumer advocates viewed the rule as largely on the right track, though the proposal could still put many people … Read More

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Reaching Low Income Communities of Color on Real Finances

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earlier this year, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, working with the Asset Building Policy Network (ABPN) and brilliant corners Research & Strategies, undertook a public opinion research project aimed at improving the way we talk with communities of color about issues of financial health. Through a series of focus groups and polling, much of the … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Julian Castro an “Outstanding Choice” for HUD Secretary

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On June 17, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights expressed vigorous support for the confirmation of San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a letter to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. President Obama nominated Castro … Read More

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CFPB Introduces New Mortgage Rules

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Friday introduced mortgage rules promising new rights for borrowers and greater protection from harmful practices. The new category of mortgages – termed a “qualified mortgage” – comes free of risky features and is made based on a borrower’s ability to repay over the course of many years – … Read More

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