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Mortgage, credit card issues top concerns for Illinois consumers, policy brief shows

CHICAGO—Issues with mortgages and credit cards were the top complaints Illinois consumers submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s consumer complaint database, a new policy brief from Woodstock Institute shows. The policy brief examines data from the CFPB’s online consumer complaint database and compares Illinois’ complaint data by issue and product with national complaint data.

Testimony of Spencer Cowan before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding issues in the credit card and payday loan markets

Testimony of Spencer Cowan before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau field hearing on the impact of the Credit CARD Act. Cowan thanked the CFPB for enforcement actions against credit card issuers and urged them to assess the pricing of add-on products and restrict up-front fees. Cowan also recommended that the CFPB enact consumer protections for all high-cost small-dollar loans, including installment loans and auto title loans.

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