| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Contrary to the claims in a Nov. 6 guest column, "Consumer protection bureau fails to protect," by Jeffrey H. Joseph, the CFPB is getting results for consumers and doing so in a transparent way. It's the first federal financial agency with just one job:...
| Aug 30, 2013
A cluster of mortgage-related news that has come out in the past few weeks highlights a simple fact: Despite lawsuits, settlements, fines and promises of revamped practices, there continues to be concern about the way in which mortgage servicing companies...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Federal authorities this week released data on more than 90,000 complaints filed about mortgages, student loans, other loans and banking issues. The data expand on a previously released database of credit card complaints. The Consumer Financial Protection...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A federal agency has added complaints about credit reports to its growing public database of complaints about financial matters. You can search the database to see if other people are having the same problems as you, and whether they were......
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you'll be borrowing for college you're likely disheartened with the political failure in Washington that allowed federal student loan interest rates to double. But don't panic over your debt and do something that could cost you even more, authorities.....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Michele and Russell Poland's credit was shot, but they managed to buy their suburban dream home anyway.
After a business bankruptcy and a home foreclosure, they turned to a rare option in this era of tightfisted banking — a subprime loan.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Texas bank, two free-market advocacy groups and 11 states against the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, saying they did not show the likelihood of financial harm from the new government...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's consumer financial watchdog on Tuesday sued Morgan Drexen Inc., of Costa Mesa, alleging it charged more than 22,000 customers millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees to help them resolve outstanding debts....