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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Top U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Articles

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  • Beware of brutal banking procedures that gouge consumers

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, June 30: Four big banks commit felonies, and a banker calls it "an embarrassment." Banks squeeze money from people with puny savings and checking accounts, and bankers pass...
  • Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen

    Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen
    Four giant banks that signed a $26-billion settlement of investigations into abuses of troubled mortgage borrowers appear to be complying with 304 best-practice standards imposed as part of the agreement, according to reports filed in federal court in...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Protecting borrowers in dysfunctional markets

    The Dodd-Frank Act established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the financial crisis to protect consumers in financial markets, but it does not tell the agency how to go about protecting consumers. The need for protection varies from...
  • The Mortgage Professor: How to pay off your mortgage faster without being scammed

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is a great instrument that has made home ownership possible for millions of consumers, but none of them like the idea of being in debt for 30 years. Those who like it the least and have the poorest understanding of how...
  • Agency posts thousands of complaints against banks, others

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released thousands of complaints Thursday from disgruntled customers of banks, credit card companies and other providers of financial services. The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over...
  • What is financial well-being?

    In early June a national poll came out showing that 56 percent of Americans rate their current financial situation as fair or poor. The poll, by National Journal and Allstate, showed that younger Americans saw themselves as worse off, and indeed they...
  • Real Estate Group: Too Many Untrained, Unethical Agents

    When the country's largest real estate trade group bares some of its innermost worries, should home owners, sellers and buyers pay attention? Absolutely — if you want valuable insights into current issues and problems in the housing marketplace....
  • Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt

    Cancel all Corinthian Colleges student debt
    In February, 15 students who had attended Corinthian Colleges Inc. launched the nation's first student debt strike. The students declared that they would no longer repay their loans on the grounds that Corinthian — a network of for-profit schools...
  • Consumer complaints against banks go online

    Consumer complaints against banks go online
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday flung open the doors to its massive database of consumer complaints against banks, debt collectors and other institutions -- including those in Virginia. Consumers can read the written accounts of...
  • Consumers can benefit from expanded financial complaints database

    Consumers can benefit from expanded financial complaints database
    An expanded complaint database allows you to read detailed accounts of other consumers' gripes with banks and other financial businesses. On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began publishing narrative accounts that let you read the...
  • Women far less likely to be approved for mortgage in Chicago area

    Women far less likely to be approved for mortgage in Chicago area
    Women in the Chicago area are generally less likely to receive mortgages than men, a phenomenon that could hinder women's ability to build wealth and establish financial security, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the Woodstock Institute....