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CU urges public input in state computer contract to handle $4.9 billion in public assistance benefits

The state began a process last week of selecting a private contractor to design and run a multi-billion dollar computer system to deliver food stamps and potentially welfare cash benefits.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Monday, August 9th, 1999 | No Comments »


Credit Insurance: The $2 billion a year rip-off

Ineffective regulation fails to protect consumers.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Monday, March 1st, 1999 | No Comments »


Recipients of electronic food stamps should have same protections as bank customers

Families must not risk losing food if debit card is lost or stolen

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Posted by Consumers Union on Tuesday, December 22nd, 1998 | No Comments »


Rising bank fees create financial burdens for low and moderate income consumers

Millions of Americans, looking for a place to safely deposit their hard earned dollars and a means to pay their bills, get hit every month with checking account fees they cannot avoid. And those fees are going up.

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Posted by Consumers Union on Friday, September 18th, 1998 | No Comments »


Home Improvement Resources Guide

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Posted by Consumers Union on Saturday, August 1st, 1998 | No Comments »


California homeowners at risk for lending fraud & abuse

Report finds some new measures to protect “cash poor, equity rich” victims

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


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 »


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