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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • 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...
  • New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015

    New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. The Consumer...
  • Consumer bureau fines payday lender Cash America, orders refunds

    Consumer bureau fines payday lender Cash America, orders refunds
    WASHINGTON -- In its first enforcement action against a payday lender, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday fined Cash America International $5 million and ordered $14 million in refunds for overcharging customers, robo-signing...
  • Debt collectors could face new regulations

    The calls to Dorothy Smith of Bethlehem started in January. She was told she owed nearly $8,300 for an unpaid home-improvement loan. Smith told the caller, Portfolio Recovery Associates of Virginia, that she didn't owe the debt. The money had been...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • Consumer bureau headquarters renovation plan gets GOP flak

    WASHINGTON — As they prepared to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in early 2011, Obama administration officials settled on its permanent headquarters: a vacant government building a block away from the White House. They planned to...
  • U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms

    U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms
    Students who get the runaround from companies handling their college loans soon may get help from the federal government. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it will begin regulating the nation's largest student-loan servicing firms, which...
  • It's time to regulate consumer privacy

    Some of the biggest names in the tech world joined forces Monday to tell Uncle Sam that enough's enough: Quit spying on their customers. AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo said in an open letter to President Obama...
  • Sunlight on remittances

    When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank law in 2010, it included a little-noticed provision requiring financial companies and banks to provide greater disclosure to customers sending money overseas. Last week, the new rules took effect, guaranteeing consumers...
  • Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies

    Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies
    A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.   The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
  • Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue

    Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign...