image missing
HOME SN-BRIEFS SYSTEM
OVERVIEW
EFFECTIVE
MANAGEMENT
PROGRESS
PERFORMANCE
PROBLEMS
POSSIBILITIES
STATE
CAPITALS
FLOW
ACTIVITIES
FLOW
ACTORS
PETER
BURGESS
SiteNav SitNav (0) SitNav (1) SitNav (2) SitNav (3) SitNav (4) SitNav (5) SitNav (6) SitNav (7) SitNav (8)
Date: 2022-10-01 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00008469

Action ... Petitions
Americans for Financial Reform

Revoke Wall Street's License to Steal ... Americans for Financial Reform

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

Revoke Wall Street's License to Steal Lisa Donner, Americans for Financial Reform info@ourfinancialsecurity.org via mta-c3poolb1.cluster3.convio.net 9:19 AM (2 hours ago) to me AFR New Email Banner Green Dear Peter, Americans for Financial Reform and our allies have long fought against forced-arbitration clauses that let the big banks break the law with impunity. Here’s how it works: just by opening an account or accepting a credit or debit card, you surrender your right to go to court if you are ever overcharged or treated unfairly. Instead, language buried deep in the fine print of the customer agreement requires you to plead your case before a private, secretive tribunal chosen for you by the bank. Tell JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, and PNC Financial to stop hiding behind fine-print arbitration clauses that block consumers from asserting their rights in a court of law! Arbitrators don’t have to abide by the law, their decisions are almost impossible to appeal, and, they know they’re unlikely to be re-hired if they make a habit of giving consumers a fair shake. One more thing the banks like about this system: as a rule, each wronged consumer must act alone, even if hundreds or thousands of others have been harmed by the same pattern of misconduct. (And the evidence that could document that misconduct remains conveniently secret.) Earlier this year, a firestorm of public outrage compelled General Mills to retreat from a plan to impose forced arbitration on purchasers of Cheerios and Wheaties. We want to send a similar message to five of the biggest banks. Click here to tell the big banks to respect consumers and stop using forced arbitration as a “Get out of jail free” card. Making our voices heard on this issue can make a difference in more than one way. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is studying the impact of forced arbitration, and it has the authority to restrict or even ban the practice if it finds evidence of harm. Joining in this action is one way to let the CFPB as well as the banks know we think forced arbitration is a license to steal, and needs to stop. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Lisa Donner Executive Director Americans for Financial Reform Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Sent by Americans for Financial Reform 1629 K Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 - (202) 466-1885 Powered By Blackbaud



The text being discussed is available at
SITE COUNT<
Amazing and shiny stats
Blog Counters Reset to zero January 20, 2015
TrueValueMetrics (TVM) is an Open Source / Open Knowledge initiative. It has been funded by family and friends. TVM is a 'big idea' that has the potential to be a game changer. The goal is for it to remain an open access initiative.
WE WANT TO MAINTAIN AN OPEN KNOWLEDGE MODEL
A MODEST DONATION WILL HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN
The information on this website may only be used for socio-enviro-economic performance analysis, education and limited low profit purposes
Copyright © 2005-2021 Peter Burgess. All rights reserved.