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Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

Managing Money Edition

The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 

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  • Alabama - Attorney General
    As the state's attorney, he provides legal representation for the state of Alabama, its officers, departments, and agencies. The Attorney General defends the state in all lawsuits in which the state is named as a defendant. He represents the state in all court proceedings wherein the constitutionality of a state statute is challenged. In addition to defending the state, the Attorney General may initiate court…

  • Alabama - Superintendent of Banks
    The State Banking Department is the state agency that charters, regulates, and examines banks, and trust companies chartered by the State of Alabama. The Department also has regulatory and licensing authority over lenders, mortgage brokers, payday lenders, and pawnshops conducting business in Alabama. The State Banking Department regulates all state chartered banks, trust companies, and various providers of consumer credit. A primary objective of the…

  • Alameda County Community Development Agency
    The Alameda County Community Development Agency is to enhance the quality-of-life of County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.

  • Alaska - Director of Banking
    The State Departments of Banking regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit.

  • American Bankers Association
    Industry group site contains a lot of information for consumers and calculators to help you figure mortgage, auto, and college loan rates.

  • American Bar Association - Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet
    This site is run by the American Bar Association and provides information about how and where to find free legal help, advice about hiring a lawyer, what to do if you have trouble with your lawyer, and more.

  • American Savings Education Council (ASEC)
    Links to helpful sites about saving.

  • Arizona - Corporation Commission
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…

  • Arizona - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.

  • Arizona - Superintendent of Banks
    The Arizona state banking department’s mission is to regulate and supervise the financial institutions and enterprises of Arizona according to statutes in ways that will not unreasonably impede economic growth or business activity and provide consumer support to the greatest possible extent.

  • Arkansas - Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    Contact for pre-purchase inquiry and complaint information on local businesses. Takes complaints on companies and arbitrates problems and disputes. Monitors and reviews local advertising and tracks and reports on charitable organizations. BBB of the Mid-South, Inc serves West Tennessee, North Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas.

  • Arkansas - Department of Insurance
    The primary mission of the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) is consumer protection through insurer solvency and market conduct regulation, and fraud prosecution and deterrence. The Consumer Services Division is designed to assist consumers with questions or problems relating to insurance coverage. This includes working to educate consumers on how to shop for insurance products and how to recognize the value of insurance.

  • Arkansas - Securities Division
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…

  • Arkansas - State Bank Department
    The State Bank Department was created by Act 60 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating the safety and soundness of state chartered, bank holding companies, commercial banks, industrial loan institutions, trust companies and Arkansas Capital Corporation, for which it serves as primary regulator, in order to assure public confidence in these institutions. These banks and other entities hold assets of over $33 billion.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing…

  • Asian Law Alliance
    Over the past 32 years as a nonprofit corporation, the Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process, and access to basic human and legal rights. Today, Asian/Pacific Islanders continue to be denied fundamental rights. ALA continues to keep its doors open for those individuals who are limited in English, who do not understand…

  • Asian Law Caucus (ALC)
    Non-profit legal organization which offers assistance to low-income consumers. Promote, advances and represents the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. ALC provides help throughout the Bay Area. Free or low-cost, depending on income.

  • Bankrate.com
    Excellent site offering almost daily updates on rates for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, checking and savings accounts, home equity loans, ATM fees, as well as banking news.

  • California - Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
    The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) provides protection to consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions. The DBO regulates a variety of financial services, products and professionals. The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, the Department licenses and regulates a variety of financial…

  • California - Department of Consumer Affairs
    The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.

  • California - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.

  • California - Department of Managed Care
    The Help Center at the Department of Managed Health Care explains your health care rights and helps you understand how to use your health care benefits. They make sure that health plans follow the law and address member complaints on time.

  • California Online Directory
    The California Online Directory is a service provided by the California Department of Technology. The Online Directory provides access to government information and services for state employees, local government and the general public. The directory services include state employee information, state agency information, and a State Government Organization Chart, as well as a keyword search.

  • CALPIRG Privacy Rights Program
    The California Public Interest Research Group’s website devoted to privacy rights. Includes resources for victims of identity theft, suppport group information, and fact sheets about how to prevent identity theft.

  • CardTrak.com, Inc.
    Surveys on regular and secured credit cards and charge cards. News and analysis relating to the consumer credit card industry

 
 
 

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