Obama’s Credit Card Regulations

July 18, 2009

On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act.  This new legislation is intended to reform how

credit card companies deal with its customers. According to the White House,

”Just for starters, it bans unfair rate increases, prevents unfair fee traps, requires plain language in plain sight for disclosures, increases accountability all around, and institutes protections for students and young people.”

And while this is definitely a step in the right direction, it does not protect consumers who are in serious credit card debt at this moment. Most people are weighing basic necessities over paying a credit card bill. Even if you once had the recommended 6-month savings in your bank account, we have been in recession far longer than that.

In the meantime, the credit card bills continue to come, with late and over the limit fees for some. As a result, the bill does not get paid and the harassing phone calls and threats from the credit card companies begin to occur. If this is the case, filing for bankruptcy may be a good resolution to your credit card problems. It will help give you a fresh start and stop any collection actions by the credit card companies against your assets or paycheck.

If you are looking for a step in the right direction, contact bankruptcy law firm, Fears | Nachawati, toll free at 1.866.705.7584 or by e-mail at info@fnlawfirm.com ‘for a free bankruptcy consultation.

 

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