September 28, 2017
If a borrower defaults on a private student loan, a creditor can garnish up to 25% of that borrower’s income. If a borrower defaults on a federal student loan, the maximum garnishment is 15%. SB 16 (Wieckowski) will ensure that the maximum garnishment is the same for…
August 8, 2017
The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) filed a petition today with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) opposing an application by National General Insurance for a 6.9% increase in premiums for certain vehicle policies. Acting under Proposition 103, the CFC asked CDI to investigate National General’s automobile…
March 29, 2017
CFC opposes AB 380 (Dababneh), which will make it easier for car dealers to engage in fraud and other predatory practices. Read more about the bill here. Read our opposition letter.
September 18, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California to protect consumer privacy by restricting the use of spyware on rented computers. Thanks to Assembly Bill 2667 (Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica), consumers who rent a computer or similar electronic device in California…
August 25, 2014
Health care patients would no longer be subject to exorbitant third-party credit charges arranged without their full knowledge and informed consent under a Consumer Federation of California-sponsored bill that passed a unanimous state Senate floor vote on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
July 3, 2013
Cordray currently serves as director at the CFPB, but his appointment will expire if the Senate does not confirm him by the end of this year.
June 19, 2012
AB 2006 (Perez) authorizes state-chartered credit unions to provide vital financial services to Californians who do not have bank accounts.