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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Mediation veteran Eric Green to oversee Bank of America settlement

    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases involving the likes of Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard, and even Bank of...
  • Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

    For years, it was "the Wild West" of real estate scams. As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money...
  • Norfolk-based discounter with military clientele to pay $50,000 penalty

    A Norfolk-based discount chain has been ordered to pay a $50,000 civiil penalty for "a fee scam that was designed to exploit unsuspecting service members," the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said recently. CFPB Director Richard Cordray...
  • Information you can bank on

    In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep up with all the trends and issues that affect your wallet as a consumer. For example, did you know there's potential for a new tax on your Internet service and that the formula for calculating...
  • U.S. subprime auto lender fined over flawed credit reporting: agency

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Wednesday said it fined a subprime auto lender $2.75 million for providing inaccurate information about its customers to credit reporting agencies. Texas-based First Investors Financial...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren — Democrat, liberal, go-to fundraiser

    In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November. But at a recent fundraiser in...
  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • Regulators pushing banks to rid casinos of money-laundering

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Large global banks are facing increased pressure from U.S. regulators to clamp down on casino money-laundering as the government pushes the industry to police not only its own transactions but customers' as well.     Bankers,...
  • Lender demands more data for loan in good standing

    Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old. I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...
  • Feds: Debt collector a lawsuit 'factory'

    After an Atlanta-area county court garnished Eduardo Austin's wages to collect more than $3,300, the software developer thought he was done paying an old credit card debt from his college days. But three years later the same law firm that came after...
  • Stated income loans make comeback as mortgage lenders seek clients

    (Reuters) - Mortgage applicants who can't provide tax returns or pay stubs to show their income are getting stated income loans again as companies such as Unity West Lending and Westport Mortgage chase customers they can no longer afford to ignore....