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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen

    Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen
    Four giant banks that signed a $26-billion settlement of investigations into abuses of troubled mortgage borrowers appear to be complying with 304 best-practice standards imposed as part of the agreement, according to reports filed in federal court in...
  • Beware of brutal banking procedures that gouge consumers

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, June 30: Four big banks commit felonies, and a banker calls it "an embarrassment." Banks squeeze money from people with puny savings and checking accounts, and bankers pass...
  • Dementia puts seniors at risk of financial abuse

    DALLAS Barbara Macari's husband, Frank, always handled the investments in the family. Then one day, Frank, a real estate broker, gave his wife the shock of her life. "I was coming down the stairs, and he came to me and said, 'I don't understand money...
  • Agency posts thousands of complaints against banks, others

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released thousands of complaints Thursday from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services. The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over...
  • Consumers can benefit from expanded financial complaints database

    Consumers can benefit from expanded financial complaints database
    An expanded complaint database allows you to read detailed accounts of other consumers' gripes with banks and other financial businesses. On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began publishing narrative accounts that let you read the...
  • Consumer complaints against banks go online

    Consumer complaints against banks go online
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday flung open the doors to its massive database of consumer complaints against banks, debt collectors and other institutions. Consumers can read the written accounts of alleged misdeeds by financial...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. But instead of splitting all of the weekend's activities evenly throughout...
  • The Mortgage Professor: How to pay off your mortgage faster without being scammed

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is a great instrument that has made home ownership possible for millions of consumers, but none of them like the idea of being in debt for 30 years. Those who like it the least and have the poorest understanding of how...
  • What is financial well-being?

    In early June a national poll came out showing that 56 percent of Americans rate their current financial situation as fair or poor. The poll, by National Journal and Allstate, showed that younger Americans saw themselves as worse off, and indeed they...
  • Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt

    Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt
    In February, 15 students who had attended Corinthian Colleges Inc. launched the nation's first student debt strike. The students declared that they would no longer repay their loans on the grounds that Corinthian — a network of for-profit schools...
  • 'The Fonz' might not be giving all the details about reverse mortgages

    No advertisement tells the full story about a product or service. There are practical reasons for that, such as limited air time or print space. And for obvious reasons, information about costs or risks often is omitted, downplayed or buried in the fine...