Credit Cards

Consumer Information

Press Releases

Testimony and Comments


Consumer Information

  • How to Purchase and Use Gift Cards, 10/26/09. (PDF)

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Press Releases

  • Consumer Advocates Applaud the Credit CARD Act in Saving Americans Billions of Dollars, 05/20/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Lauds Creation of Credit Card Complaint Database and Urges CFPB to Make More Complaint Data Public, 06/20/12. (PDF)
  • New Credit Card Protections are a Good Start but Americans Still Need a Consumer Cop, 02/22/10. (PDF)
  • CUNA and CFA Survey Shows Consumers Unaware of Upcoming Credit Card Protections, Taking Action to Protect Themselves from Recent Changes, 02/9/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Statement on Senator Dodd's Decision to Retire, 01/06/10. (PDF)
  • Survey Shows Consumers Misunderstand Gift Cards, 10/26/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights by the Senate, 05/19/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights by the House of Representatives, 04/30/09. (PDF)
  • Senate Committee Passes Landmark Credit Card Bill - Consumer Groups Praise Senator Dodd for Progress on Bill to Curb Unfair Practices, 04/01/09. (PDF)
  • Senate Panel to Consider Landmark Credit Card Bill: Consumer Groups Urge Support, 03/30/09. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators Finalize Rules on Credit Card Abuses; Congress Must Act to Provide Broader Reform More Quickly, 12/18/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Travis Plunkett on Passage of the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights by the House of Representatives, 09/23/08. (PDF)
  • House Committee to Consider Landmark Credit Card Legislation, 07/28/08. (PDF)
  • Over 30,000 Consumers Flood the Federal Reserve Board with Complaints About Abusive Credit Card Practices, 07/23/08. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators Target Credit Card Abuses: Rules Take Positive First Step to Rein in Unjust Interest Rate Hikes and Billing Practices; Groups Call on Congress to Provide Additional Consumer Protections, 05/02/08. (PDF)
  • Push to End Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes and Fees Gains Momentum, 02/14/08. (PDF)
  • Maloney Bill Targets Credit Card Abuses, 02/07/08. (PDF)
  • Levin Bill Attacks Widespread Credit Card Abuses, 05/15/07. (PDF)
  • Levin Hearing Exposes Widespread Credit Card Abuses, 03/07/07. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Issuers Expand Marketing and Available Credit While Consumers Increasingly Say No, 08/15/02. (Read more)
  • Credit Card Issuers Aggressively Expand Marketing and Lines of Credit on Eve of New Bankruptcy Restrictions, 02/27/01. (PDF)
  • Consumer Restraint Pressures Lenders to Reduce Credit Card Marketing and Credit Extension, 01/18/00. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Debt Imposes Huge Costs on Many College Students, 06/08/99. (PDF)
  • Debtors Exercise Restraint While Credit Card Issuers Expand Marketing Lines of Credit and Profitability, 04/29/99. (PDF)
  • Card Issuers Hike Fees and Rates to Bolster Profits, 11/05/98. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Debt Escalates in 1997, 12/16/97. (PDF)
  • Credit Card Debt Burdens Households, 02/26/97. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Public Interest Organizations File Comments to the CFPB on Telephone Survey Exploring Credit Card Dispute Resolutions, 08/06/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Federal Reserve to Clarify Regulation E to Include Pooled Accounts for Prepaid Cards, 02/17/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comments to the Federal Reserve on Regulation E to Restrict Gift Card Fees, 12/18/09. (PDF)
  • National and State Groups Urge Strong Support for Dodd/Shelby Credit Card Bill Substitute, 05/13/09. (PDF)
  • National and State Groups Urge Support for Dodd Credit Card Bill, S.414, 05/07/09. (PDF)
  • Coalition Supports Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights, H.R. 627, 04/30/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA and USPIRG Regarding the Credit Card Holder's Bill of Rights Act and the Consumer Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act, 03/19/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Banking Committee on Modernizing Consumer Protection in the Financial Regulatory System: Strengthening Credit Card Protections, 02/12/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Civil Rights and Labor Groups Strongly Support Sen. Dodd's Credit CARD Act, 02/10/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Civil Rights and Labor Groups Commend Sen. Menendez's Introduction of the Credit Card Reform Act, 02/10/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Lender Organizations Propose Measures for Credit Card Debt Relief, 10/30/08. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition Supports Credit Card Reform in 'Bailout' Proposal, 09/24/08. (PDF)
  • Broad Based Coalition Supports Credit Card Bill on Floor, 09/19/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee on H.R. 5244, The Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights, 04/17/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Civil Rights Organizations Commend Senator Menendez's Introduction of the Credit Card Reform Act of 2008, 03/12/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA's Travis Plunkett: The Effect of Current Credit Card Industry Practices on Consumers, 01/26/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support the Debit & Check Card Consumer Protection Act of 2006, S3978, 10/17/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Credit Card and Overdraft Loan Protection Legislation, 07/27/05. (PDF)

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