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Group Letter To Congress On Credit Scoring

Letter from U.S. PIRG and other groups making it clear that their general letter on credit scoring competition, sent to Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt in 2014, did not mean that they supported inclusion of Section 310, a credit scoring amendment backed by the Big 3 credit bureaus, into S2155, the sweeping bank deregulation package in 2018, nor that it meant they supported the bill itself, which they all oppose.

Resource | COVID-19

Auto loan complaints rise in pandemic

Purchasing a car is a minefield for consumers at even the best of times. Tricks and traps in the auto marketplacecan leave consumers paying more for a car than they should — or, worse, to being victimized by predatory and abusive practices by auto dealers and lenders. Even before COVID-19, consumers buying or leasing a vehicle frequently faced scams, high-pressure sales tactics, and other problems.

Resource | Health Care

Iowa's Health Insurance Exchange: Essential Principles for Success

An estimated half million Iowans will participate in the new Health Insurance Exchange – a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can shop for health care coverage and receive subsidies. The design and structure of the Exchange will play a large part in determining the convenience, affordability and quality of health care available in Iowa for many years to come.

Group Letter To FTC: Is Facebook In Violation of 2011 Privacy Order?

Recent news stories about Facebook's sharing of consumer information with data broker Cambridge Analytica raise a question: Is Facebook in violation of a 2011 privacy order with the Federal Trade Commission? We join leading groups in a letter to the FTC.

Resource | Safe Energy

Iowa Utility Board Comments on Iowa's Nuclear CWIP Bill

It appears that current and future developments may make carbon-emitting generating resources uneconomical and, as a result, make nuclear power plants a more viable alternative for serving customer needs than they have been in the last few decades. However, it may be that additional regulatory certainty is required to create a level playing field for all of the reasonable alternatives.

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