Protecting Against Student-Debt Abuses

October 2, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Matthew Lesser, the House chair of the legislature's Banking Committee, Connecticut is at the forefront of states that have taken action to protect people from student-loan servicing companies that have taken advantage of indebted students.

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CT Help With Personal Banking And Finance

March 31, 2017

Representative Matt Lesser, House chair of the legislature's Banking Committee, discusses the various resources and programs the state Department of Banking offers for people who have personal issues and concerns.

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Banking Reforms Taking Effect Soon

September 16, 2016

Recently the Hartford Business Journal wrote a great article breaking down a major piece of Banking Committee legislation that we passed this session. I encourage you to give it a read and learn more about how Connecticut is both protecting consumers and expanding opportunities for businesses. 

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Ending Abusive Debt Collecting Tactics

February 3, 2016

Debt collection companies in Connecticut are subjecting residents to deceptive and abusive collection tactics – sometimes for debts those consumers don’t even owe, according to a new analysis of two-years’ worth of consumer complaints made public through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s online complaint database.

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