Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections.
Congress should ensure that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a strong and independent consumer protection regulator.
State and local governments should expand and strengthen consumer protections, as well as consumer outreach and education programs.
Policymakers and financial institutions should protect consumers with diminished capacity and others who are at risk of financial exploitation.
Regulators should provide effective oversight of the financial industry and enhance consumer protection.
Laws and regulations should strengthen and enhance consumer protection.
Policymakers should protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices. They should also protect against anti-competitive practices.
Disclosures must be clear, accurate, and informative so that consumers can make more meaningful credit card purchase and payment decisions.
Older adults, like everyone, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be free from discrimination.
These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.