Letters to Regulators: AFR Education Fund sent a letter to the Federal Reserve urging regulators to reject misguided recommendations regarding the implementation of S.2155.
Letters to Regulators: AFR Education Fund submitted a letter to the SEC regarding proposed amendments to the Whistleblower Program rules
October 1, 2018 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFR Education Fund), sent a letter to the Federal Reserve in response to the recent letter from Senator Perdue and others. The Perdue letter urges regulators to view the implementation of S. 2155 as requiring extensive and inappropriate deregulation of large banks. AFR Ed Fund argued […]
Joint Letter: 62 Orgs Urge ED to Reject Changes that Weaken Accountability
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund sent a letter to the SEC regarding proposed amendments to the Commission’s Whistleblower Program rules. While we generally support a few of the proposed amendments, we are concerned that a number other proposed changes would initially undermine the Whistleblower Program and ultimately weaken the SEC ability to discover fraud, […]
Joint Letter: 68 Orgs Call on Dept of ED to Preserve Gainful Employment Rule
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund joined with 61 other organizations to tell the Department of Education that we are closely monitoring their ongoing efforts to recklessly deregulate higher education. As 62 organizations and advocates for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, we wrote to express grave concern that the Department of Education’s 2019 […]
Joint Letter: 8 Organizations Warn Regulators Against Bank Payday Loans and Rent-a-Bank Arrangements
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund joined with 67 other organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, vets, servicemembers, civil rights, & college access to urder Education Secretary Betsy Devos not to eliminate the gainful employment rule, which serves to defend students from high-cost, low-return career ed programs. You can find a copy of the letter here.
AFR Policy Brief: The Toys R’ Us Bankruptcy And Private Equity Predation
“Deposit advance” loans are payday loans, pure and simple, and data clearly show they create the same debt trap caused by non-bank payday loans. High-cost longer-term loans facilitated by banks and credit unions would also cause customers substantial harm. We also urge you to ensure that all financial institutions engaged in small dollar lending (1) […]
AFR Statement: AFR Criticizes Mulvaney Move to Manipulate Research, Curb Student Advocacy
AFR released the policy brief linked below concerning the role of private equity in the Toys R’ Us bankruptcy and the importance of taking action to limit private equity predation on the businesses they own. Toys …
AFR Statement: Closing the CFPB’s Office for Students is like shuttering the fire department in the middle of a fire
“What Mulvaney is really interested in is not serious research, but information that advances the interests of the Wall Street banks and predatory lenders he serves.”
Letters to Regulators: AFR submitted a comment on new Federal Reserve rating system for large institutions
“America is facing an ongoing student debt crisis, with outstanding student debt surpassing $1.5 trillion and over 8 million borrowers in default on their student loans. Closing the Office for Students is like shuttering the fire department in the middle of a three-alarm fire,” said Alexis Goldstein, senior policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform.
AFR sent a comment letter to the Federal Reserve Board on the proposed new rating system for supervision of large financial institutions.