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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Chase is having a bad day

     
    Within hours Thursday, various federal banking regulators announced that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Chase Bank USA N.A. had been fined about $1 billion and had repaid customers more than $300 million for incidents involving poor derivatives trading...
  • How to get out of paying your student loans

    Brazen Careerist Ah ... to be a new college graduate again. With your freshly minted diploma in hand, you're ready to start anew, pursue your passions, take the world by the horns and find your first job. And once you find a job, you finally have that...
  • A deal, three weeks too late

    A deal, three weeks too late
    Thanks to last-minute negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the government of the United States open, and the threat that the nation will default on its debts for the first time has lifted, at...
  • Be an informed consumer

    People sometimes ask me whether a product or company is reliable, or if I can recommend a business or professional to do work for them. I'm usually not in a position to make such endorsements. Instead, I point people to places where they can do their...
  • Not even death stops banks from deducting fees

    Rocco Bersane died in March at the age of 56 after being hospitalized for a gallbladder infection and liver failure. At the time of his death, Bersane had about $1,175 in a Bank of America checking account. His disability-related Social Security...
  • When the right to sue goes away

    Federal regulators are taking a closer look at those restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes — barring them from suing a company individually or joining a class-action lawsuit. And it doesn't look as if officials...
  • Mortgage bankers hog the 2014 Piggy Awards

    The end of the year is a time to review the year that just was. If, like me, you write about the financial services industry, this means you tend to find yourself drinking heavily and/or upping your blood-pressure medication as you total the year's supply...
  • Hold online lenders to account

    Hold online lenders to account
    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recently brought its first lawsuit against an online lender, accusing CashCall of collecting payments that borrowers didn't owe. The suit sets up a fight over the new bureau's jurisdiction, but it's one the bureau...
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  • Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013

    Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013
    The Baltimore region had its best year for home sales since the start of the recession, as the local housing market continued its slow recovery in 2013. About 27,750 units closed in 2013, up roughly 14 percent from 2012, according to data provided by...
  • U.S. regulator asks consumers about home deal closing issues

    WASHINGTON — The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who have bought or refinanced homes that's certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went to close the deal? Any last-minute glitches or...