Commentary: Watchdog must protect Delawareans from bad debt collectors

From frequent and unwanted robocalls to threats of lawsuits over old and invalid debts, Delawareans are no strangers to the abusive and harassing collection tactics made popular by banks, credit card companies, and third-party debt collectors. In 2017, Delaware consumers submitted nearly 2,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning inaccurate information, ignored instructions […]

COMMENTARY: An insufferable trifecta for the poor

We’ve seen it before, and we’re likely to continue to see it again. On a positive note, earlier this month, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced a cease-and-desist settlement with Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. that addresses the exploitation of applicants for subprime auto loans. Attorney General Denn’s success in negotiating this settlement merits our […]

COMMENTARY: It’s time for candidates to debate Social Security

You wouldn’t know it from most of the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class — and 41,000 above the […]