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The New York Times: Critics of Lending Practices Adopt a Harder Edge

March 6, 2007

AFFIL appeared in this article by Stuart Elliot on March 6, 2006:

A BITTER fight over lending tactics that critics decry as predatory is heating up as the two sides introduce ambitious marketing efforts intended to woo consumer support in the struggle.

An ad by Americans for Fairness in Lending asks whether a tornado, a fire, an earthquake or credit card debt caused the makeshift scene depicted.

A coalition of organizations that includes the Consumers Union, the N.A.A.C.P. and the United Automobile Workers plans to introduce today a campaign comparing the effects of so-called unfair lending practices with the havoc wreaked by natural disasters like earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and floods.

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