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Predatory Loans for Puppies Must be Stopped, Say Consumer and Animal Welfare Advocates

In advance of National Love Your Pet Day on February 20, U.S. PIRG and other members of the Stop the Debt Trap coalition are teaming up with animal welfare advocates to launch a campaign to stop TAB Bank from making predatory puppy loans, many of which go to buy puppies from puppy mills.

Coalition Urges Feds To Stop Rent-A-Bank Predatory Lending

U.S. PIRG and leading civil rights and consumer groups send letter urging FDIC board members to reinstate curbs on FDIC-supervised banks "renting" their charters to high-cost triple-digit predatory lenders seeking to evade state interest rate caps and other consumer laws.

How to be notified about recalls on products you own

By Hannah Rhodes, Consumer Watchdog Associate
Jan. 28, 2022

Navigating through a government website may sound tedious, but here are some tips on how to be notified about and report unsafe products in your home.

Comment to CFPB on Big Tech Payment Platforms

In October, the CFPB sent orders to 6 major Big Tech firms -- Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Square, and PayPal -- requesting information concerning their entry into the payments space. Download the comment filed by U.S. PIRG and the Center for Digital Democracy here. It highlights our concerns over the firms' surveillance business model and its impact on consumers, competitors and the regulated banking system.

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