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News Release | MASSPIRG | Transportation

New Report Shows How College Students and Senior Citizens Need More Public Transportation in Massachusetts

New report identifies the unique benefits that public transportation provides students seniors, their families, and the Commonwealth as a whole.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Bank of America Cancels Monthly Debit Card Fees As Consumers Vote With Feet

When Bank of America recently announced its $5 monthly debit card fee, MASSPIRG called it excessive. We also reminded consumers that if ever there was a time to find a new local bank or credit union this would be it.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Bank of America Joins Others Canceling Monthly Debit Card Fees As Consumers Vote With Feet

Now that consumers are voting with their feet and switching to small banks and credit unions, Bank of America has joined other big banks in canceling the unfair fee.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Calls for Fair Auto Insurance Rates

MASSPIRG testified today before the Joint Committee on Financial Services in support of a bill to prohibit insurance companies from using socio-economic factors like credit scores, occupation, education, or proxies for those factors in setting auto insurance premiums. S.461, An Act Banning the Use of Socio-Economic Factors For Insurance Underwriting and Rating of Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance.

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