Everybody should be able to manage their finances and plan for the future without having to worry about tricks, traps or rip-offs.
Unfortunately, the financial marketplace is full of unfair practices and dangerous financial products. Banks charge multiple overdraft fees in a single day, predatory lenders trap consumers in cycles of debt, and credit bureaus consistently fail to fix mistakes on Americans’ credit reports — just to name a few.
That’s why PIRG advocates monitor the financial marketplace and work closely with policymakers to end unfair practices and hold wrongdoers accountable.
Right now we’re focused on reforming the big three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — and stopping predatory lending practices.