Financial Reform

Respect the Cap, Organizing in England, Financial Reform, Interest Rates, Payday Lending

Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

Friday, January 2, 2015
Daily Mail

Campaigners will today mark a new cap on payday loans by calling on the Government to set up a community finance fund.  New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority will require lenders to cap their interest rates at 0.8% a day, charge no more than £15 for a default, and never charge a customer more than twice the amount they originally borrowed.  Wonga, the UK's biggest payday lender, has responded by imposing a cap on the cost of its short-term loans." Read more about Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

Citizens UK

Affordable Housing, Foreclosure, Financial Reform

Advocates: Pr. William communities to get $30 million for housing pilot program

Monday, June 3, 2013
The Washington Post

Millions in funding for a housing pilot program that would go toward restoring communities affected by the 2008 foreclosure crisis in Prince William County will be promised by two major financial institutions and a Virginia housing agency Monday, according to Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement. Read more about Advocates: Pr. William communities to get $30 million for housing pilot program

VOICE

Financial Reform, Community Building, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin, living wages, Economic Incentives

Austin Interfaith Celebrates Progress on Living Wages

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
KVUE News

A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates for fair wages and working conditions came to the Workers Defense Project office Tuesday night…to celebrate a move by the county regarding tax incentives, a move many are hoping the city of Austin will follow. Read more about Austin Interfaith Celebrates Progress on Living Wages

Austin Interfaith

Financial Reform, Housing

Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

Sunday, November 27, 2011
New York Daily News

While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar. Read more about Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

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