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The effect of the proposed merger of Nationsbank & B of A on underserved Texas communities

“Access to the Dream: Home Mortgage Lending in Texas,” shows NationsBank & B of A have problems lending to low income communities and communities of color in Texas.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Thursday, July 9th, 1998 | No Comments »


CU urges specific bank commitments at Federal Reserve hearing on BofA

CU urged the Board to condition its approval of the proposed Bank of America/NationsBank merger upon the new bank’s commitments to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income consumers.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Wednesday, July 8th, 1998 | No Comments »


Judge strikes down zip code-based auto insurance rates

In a major ruling for millions of CA drivers, a Superior Court judge struck down a policy that allowed companies to base auto insurance rates primarily on a driver’s ZIP Code

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Posted by Consumers Union on Wednesday, June 24th, 1998 | No Comments »


Fed urged to reassert authority as top cop on bank mergers

The Federal Reserve needs to reassert its authority as the nation’s top cop on bank mergers and seize an opportunity to apply the law to benefit consumers.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Wednesday, June 3rd, 1998 | No Comments »


Don’t Lose Your Home

How to protect yourself from predatory lending

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Posted by Consumers Union on Monday, June 1st, 1998 | No Comments »


Guarding the Golden Years – Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a popular, but complex, home loan just for senior homeowners

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Posted by Consumers Union on Tuesday, April 28th, 1998 | No Comments »


CU questions vague promises in proposed bank mega-mergers

Group urges B of A & NationsBank to make explicit commitments to CA consumers

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Posted by Consumers Union on Tuesday, April 14th, 1998 | No Comments »


Lawsuits over zip code-based auto insurance rates

Cities of LA, Oakland and San Francisco join groups in lawsuits over zip code-based auto insurance rates

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Posted by Consumers Union on Thursday, March 26th, 1998 | No Comments »


Consumer groups blast Quackenbush for killing study on excessive auto rates & profits

Quackenbush allows Insurers to continue setting rates without standards

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Posted by Consumers Union on Thursday, February 19th, 1998 | No Comments »


Consumers win battle with Bank of America over arbitration

Court rules that benefits of arbitration cannot be iIllusory”

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Posted by Consumers Union on Wednesday, February 4th, 1998 | No Comments »


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