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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • 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...
  • Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pegged — fairly or not

    Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pegged — fairly or not
    Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias. But most people remain in the dark about hundreds of other data-collection programs still being used to size up consumers...
  • Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices

    Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices
    WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday. The refunds will go to as many as 2....
  • Controversial FHA payoff rule to end

    WASHINGTON — Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing — your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of...
  • For consumers, more ways to complain

    For consumers, more ways to complain
    When the company Maggie Argent hired to make her mother's headstone didn't do the work, she turned to the forum that gives aggrieved customers an outlet — in the court of public opinion, if nothing else: the Internet. Argent's online complaint...
  • Dealers defend car loan mark ups

    Dealers defend car loan mark ups
    Car shopping? Better start loan shopping too, or you might pay a higher interest rate than you qualify for. Dealers are allowed to mark up interest rates on loans they arrange, usually without the knowledge of consumers. Nearly four out of five new-...
  • Co-signing has risks for young borrower, too

    It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank. In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
  • U.S. agencies learning clarity

    U.S. agencies learning clarity
    It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form. Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...
  • Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
  • Plan to expand complaints database would benefit consumers

    Savvy consumers who want to check out a product or business to see if it's worth their hard-earned dollars have plenty of places to go online to search for information. But while there's plenty of data out there, it's often too vague to draw conclusions....
  • With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton

    With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton
    As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be entering a different phase of her career — one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On Friday morning in Detroit, a crowd of liberal...