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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Pamela Yip: Be wary of pension advance offerings

    Today, traditional pension benefits are gold for retirees who receive them, as they're fast disappearing from the workplace. But even with a pension, some retirees still struggle financially and sometimes have a need for extra cash because of...
  • Republican House bill modestly curbs bank watchdog's budget

    The Republican-controlled House Wednesday passed legislation modestly curbing the growth of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency established by the 2010 overhaul of financial regulations to enforce laws aimed at protecting consumers from...
  • Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments

    Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments
    Homeowners whose mortgage payments were processed by Green Tree Servicing and in foreclosure before 2014 may be eligible for a portion of $48 million in refunds the company agreed to pay for allegedly mistreating them as they tried to save their homes....
  • Green Tree to pay $63M to settle loan servicing allegations

    The federal government says Green Tree Servicing LLC will pay $63 million to settle allegations of illegal loan servicing and debt collection practices. The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged the St. Paul-...
  • As it moved to seize home, bank never told widow her loan was insured

    WASHINGTON For more than a decade after her husband died, Laura Coleman Biggs paid her mortgage to a Bank of America subsidiary. She was never told, even as she was weeks from losing her home, that her husband had actually protected her against...
  • Retirement: Tips to aging in place

    Planning to stay put in retirement? Get your home ready now. 1. It pays to retrofit. Basic design and structural modifications to a one-story home cost an average of $9,000 to $12,000, according to The MetLife Report on Aging in Place 2.0. Contrast...
  • Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents

    Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents
    Q: I just settled on closing my house sale, and the cash buyer now wants the property survey I paid for about 20 years ago. Is this a reasonable request? Also, the buyer wanted the blueprints of the remodeling I did 25 years ago, ostensibly so she can...
  • Bankruptcy is not the answer to student loan debt

    Having a bankruptcy flagged in your credit file can make obtaining a credit card, taking out a car loan or applying for a home mortgage a non-starter for years. It can also impact your ability to land a job. Yet, in a move that's certain to be closely...
  • U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general,...
  • U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general sent a...
  • California AG Kamala Harris urges forgiveness of student debt from predatory colleges

    California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris signed on to a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan Thursday that asks the federal government to wipe away the debt amassed by college students targeted at the non-profit...