Consumer Credit Industry Applauds Texas Court Ruling

Consumer credit advocates are recognized for their legitimate role in advocating on behalf of the consumer for access to fair and accurate credit Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and […]

Debt Collectors are Still Abusing Consumers Despite Covid Relief Limits, Says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Annual Complaint Report

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Annual Complaint Report Reveals Stark Increase in Complaints on Debt Collectors by Consumers WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued by the American Association of Consumer Credit Professionals. “Earlier today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Annual Report on consumer complaints for 2020, revealing that despite protections put in […]

Options for Managing Debt

Many Americans are struggling with thousands of dollars’ worth of debt due to things like mortgages, car loans, student loans, credit cards and other types of personal debt.

AACCP Applauds Good News for American Consumers: Help Is On the Way

WASHINGTON, DC – This has been a better week for American consumers. Congress passed a new round of Covid relief with additional direct payments to most American consumers and extended unemployment benefits. Weekly jobless claims are still unacceptably high, but they were at a four-month low this week. And the House Financial Services Subcommittee on […]

Credit Privacy Number Scams

No matter what kind of financial situation you’re in, it’s essential to understand that credit privacy numbers are a scam—not a solution.

How to Stop Abusive Collection Tactics

As a consumer in the United States, you have rights when it comes to debt collection. Collection agencies and other types of third-party debt collectors must follow certain rules outlined by the government.

Fighting Credit Repair Scams

From inflated advertising claims to illegal payment plans, credit repair scams can be tricky to spot. Consumers need to know what to watch out for so they can protect themselves when seeking credit repair help.

Negative Items on Credit Reports

There are many different kinds of negative items that can be on credit reports, from hard inquiries to bankruptcies. Consumers should try to avoid negative items if they can, but doing so isn’t always possible.