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  • Consumer watchdog targets debt collectors

    Consumer watchdog targets debt collectors
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog plans to crack down on the nation's 4,500 debt collectors with new regulations to ensure that collectors are going after the right people for the right amounts and aren't badgering...
  • Consumer protection bureau fails to protect

    A little-noticed yet significant report card was issued recently measuring the progress of the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau thus far. The report by a Bipartisan Policy Center task force comes after almost a year's worth of in-depth...
  • Letters: Reining in payday lenders

    Re "Payday lenders can't hide ugly rates," Column, Feb. 11 The payday loan industry can try and dress up its loans to look less abusive, but it's just putting lipstick on a pig. Californians pay $578 million in interest payments on payday loans...
  • Mortgage servicer shenanigans keep consumer watchdog busy

    WASHINGTON — Got problems with the company that services your home mortgage — the one that collects your payments, keeps track of your escrow account and lets you know when you're late? So your monthly numbers don't look right? You got blown...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Big Brother incarnate [Letter]

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Big Brother incarnate [Letter]
    The federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has no congressional oversight, is supposed to be 10 times larger than the already corrupt IRS, and has no budget ("Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job," Nov. 9). This organization...
  • 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...
  • The foolproof way to achieve deregulation: Cut the budget

    The foolproof way to achieve deregulation: Cut the budget
    When all else fails, defund. This technique is spectacularly on display in the $1.1-trillion federal spending bill unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Monday and scheduled for debate this week. The measure provides $215 million in funding for the...
  • CFPB's new 'qualified mortgage' rule now in effect

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new qualified mortgage (also known as the ability-to-repay) rule went into effect. The new rule is about helping borrowers understand the true costs of...