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CFPB’s New Payday Rule Creates Historic Protections, but More Reforms are Needed in Illinois

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a historic, nationwide rule that reins in some of the worst abuses of payday and title lenders. The rule aims to put an end to payday debt traps by requiring lenders to determine upfront whether a consumer is able to repay the loan. While this is […]

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September 27, 2017

IABG Joins Consumer Advocates to Oppose Check Cashing Fee Hike

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently proposed a...

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August 17, 2017

31.6% of Black Households in Illinois Have Negative or Zero Net Wealth

This post is written by Amber Blatt, the Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy Intern. New data...

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June 19, 2017

2017 Legislative Roundup

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and...

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June 1, 2017

Legislative Update: Children's Savings Accounts

This past legislative session, our coalition worked to advances Children’s Savings Account...

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May 9, 2017

Congress Moves to Expand the Racial Wealth Gap

At a time when wealth inequity is at extremes, it’s been incredibly disappointing to see Congress...

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May 1, 2017

New Data Reveals Significant Discrimination in Auto Insurance Rates

Discrimination in car insurance rates was an issue raised by many IABG coalition members at our...

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