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CFPB Releases Thousands of Consumer Complaints

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency committed to protecting consumers from abusive financial products and practices.

July 22, 2015 | 1:06pm | Jody Blaylock
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Bank On Chicago Community Partners Press for Safe & Affordable Prepaid Cards

More and more people are using prepaid cards, yet it is a highly unregulated industry. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2014 report Why Americans Use Prepaid Cards, about $65 billions was loaded onto prepaid cards in 2012 - more than double the amount loaded in 2009.

July 14, 2015 | 4:03pm | Jody Blaylock
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Protect the Federal EITC and the Child Tax Credit

In 2013, 1,012,292 households in Illinois claimed the federal EITC. According to new data released by the Brookings Institution, 867,541 households claimed the Child Tax Credit that same year.

July 13, 2015 | 4:58pm | Lucy Mullany
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