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January 2, 2013

2013 IABG Policy Agenda

As Illinois Legislators return to Springfield for the lame duck session, we are looking ahead to...

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December 6, 2012

City Of Chicago Announces Partnership with CFPB and Predatory Lending Reforms

Earlier this week City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced two new initiatives aimed at...

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October 23, 2012

Conference Spotlight: Wal-Mart's Bluebird Prepaid Card

Demystifying Prepaid Cards Workshop  – Friday November 16th 8:15 am – 9:30 am The largely...

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May 31, 2012

A New Debt Trap for College Students: Prepaid Cards

Financial institutions that partner with universities and colleges have propelled the growth of...

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April 10, 2012

Small Dollar Lending Guidelines from the CFPB

Katy Welter Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ...

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March 28, 2012

March Legislative Update

This legislative season there are a number of asset building and asset protection bills before the...

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March 27, 2012

Underwater in Chicago's Communities Of Color

Last week, the Woodstock Institute released their report “Struggling to Stay Afloat: Negative...

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February 15, 2012

Chicago Ordinance Would Protect Against Predatory Tax Preparers

A Chicago ordinance that targets predatory tax preparers will help low-income workers keep more of...

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January 5, 2012

A Request from the New Director Of the CFPB

Yesterday, President Obama made a recess appointment placing Richard Cordray as the head of the...

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