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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • With corporate citizens like these, who needs regulators?

    To the editor: Consumers who want to guard their privacy continue to pay for not having their information published in the phone book's residential listings — which no longer exist. Not only is that absurd, it is the height of corporate greed and...
  • Is Apple stepping into a huge regulatory morass with Apple Pay?

    Is Apple stepping into a huge regulatory morass with Apple Pay?
    Whether Apple Pay is the mobile payment service everyone's been waiting for, or something no one wants, won't be known until it's formally rolled out and given time to either thrive or wither away.  But Adam Levitin, a financial regulation expert at...
  • Protect yourself after a data breach

    I returned from vacation this week to find one of those lovely letters at home alerting me that my personal information may have been stolen in the data breach that hit physicians affiliated with Community Health Systems. The next day I heard about...
  • FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...
  • Bank clients of Middle Eastern descent want answers on closed accounts

    From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people. The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of...
  • Column: What to do when your college shuts down

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt. For many...
  • Why Can Lenders Charge Interest After Mortgage Paid Off?

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade — they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal...
  • In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
  • U.S. consumer regulator warns credit cards on marketing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. consumer protection regulator issued a stern warning to credit card companies on Wednesday, saying it believes some of them are deceiving customers about hidden fees associated with certain promotional offers. Consumer...
  • Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]

    Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]
    The dilemma facing the true grassroots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip...
  • Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run

    Liberal Activists In Connecticut Want Elizabeth Warren To Run
    TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president. The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...