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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Consumer bureau's mortgage rate checker doesn't disclose full costs

    WASHINGTON — When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
  • Consumer agency's 'Rate Checker' gets an incomplete grade

    When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created in...
  • National Penn reports rising earnings

    National Penn reports rising earnings
    Adjusted to reflect its October acquisition of Newtown, Bucks County-based TF Financial, National Penn Bancshares on Thursday reported increased fourth quarter and annual earnings in 2014. The Allentown-based regional bank is quickly approaching $10...
  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme

    Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme
    Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase would pay $35.7 million for participating in a mortgage kickback scheme with a now-defunct Owings Mills-based title company under a federal consent order filed Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and...
  • O'Malley can satisfy the progressives in 2016

    O'Malley can satisfy the progressives in 2016
    Progressives give former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland a chance at the presidency ("O'Malley's legacy marked by social gains, higher taxes," Jan. 20). There's been a rallying cry in the progressive wing for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016. Her...
  • Lenders criticize consumer agency's mortgage tool

    Lenders criticize consumer agency's mortgage tool
    An online, interactive mortgage tool for consumers sounds pretty simple and straightforward, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent development of one hasn't been particularly well-received by the lending community. In fact, David...
  • Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors

    Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's job is to protect the public from misdoing by financial businesses, and one way it holds them accountable is by publicly publishing some information about complaints it receives. Now, the agency itself is being...
  • Agency says many are missing out on mortgage savings

    Not enough homebuyers bother to shop around for a mortgage, potentially costing them thousands of dollars in extra payments and closing costs. That's the word from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week, which at the same time launched an...
  • House Republicans push through bill easing Wall Street rules imposed after financial crisis

    Propelled by its enlarged Republican majority, the House has moved to ease a landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, more than six years after a financial crisis brought on the Great Recession. The vote was 271-154 on legislation that advanced a...
  • Experts highlight top threats to investors in 2015

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have both issued annual reports identifying the top threats investors are likely to face in 2015. While some of these are illegal,...
  • Exterior replacement projects offer best bang for buck

    Exterior replacement projects offer best bang for buck
    Remodeling a home this year may not pack quite the punch it has during the past few years. While costs for the work have continued to increase, the payback in terms of home appreciation isn't as great, according to real estate agents who helped...