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Resource | Financial Reform

Supreme Court Brief of U.S. PIRG Education Fund in ATM Fee case

We've long been involved in fighting against unfair practices by Visa, Mastercard and the big banks that raise the "swipe fees" merchants pay to accept credit and debit cards or that deny entry by lower-cost ATM networks, all resulting in consumers paying more at the store, at the pump and at the ATM machine. Attached is our amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court in support of consumers and ATM owners alleging a conspiracy by Visa, Mastercard and the big banks to charge independent ATM owners high fees to join the network, meaning consumers pay higher fees to use fewer available independent ATMs.

Letter opposing Regulatory Accountability Act

The Regulatory Accountability Act is part of a package of "analysis-paralysis" proposals designed to make it impossible for agencies to enact health, safety or financial safeguards.

Resource | Democracy

94 Lawmakers Urge SEC to Pursue Rules Strengthening Political Spending Disclosure

On December 22, 94 Members of Congress signed a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, urging the SEC to continue developing rules that strengthen corporate political spending disclosure.

Ten Ways The CFPB Is Protecting Consumers

Since its official launch in July 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been an invaluable ally to consumers. The CFPB was created after the financial crisis to bring basic standards of fairness and transparency to the world of credit cards, student loans, home loans, auto loans, checking accounts, and debt collection, among other financial products and practices.

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