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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job

     Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job
    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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cracking down on payday loans

    Cracking down on payday loans
    Fear not, boardwalk vacationers. Labor Day may be approaching, but one of summer's favorite pastimes, the Whac-A-Mole game, is getting an extended run. We speak, of course, of Maryland's unceasing efforts to protect consumers from unscrupulous payday...
  • An end to overdrafts could rein in young spenders

    Nothing can put a young bank customer in a hole faster than paying overdraft fees on a checking account. Typically $35 a pop is the price you pay for spending more money than you actually have in the account. Banks essentially front you the money --...
  • Free video gives 5 steps to get money for college

    Free video gives 5 steps to get money for college
    Wells Fargo and its private student lending division have produced the free  “Five Steps to Financial Aid” video series to educate students and their families on ways to pay for college.  It has already gotten more than 1.1 million views...
  • Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit

    Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit
    WASHINGTON — Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they'd have to wait for years before owning...
  • CFPB: Employers can't force workers to be paid via cards

    CFPB: Employers can't force workers to be paid via cards
    Workers take note: Your boss can’t force you to accept wages on payroll cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sent out this reminder after hearing of reports that some businesses, especially retailers and fast-food restaurants, would...