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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme

    Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme
    Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase would pay $35.7 million for participating in a mortgage kickback scheme with a now-defunct Owings Mills-based title company under a federal consent order filed Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and...
  • Lenders criticize consumer agency's mortgage tool

    Lenders criticize consumer agency's mortgage tool
    An online, interactive mortgage tool for consumers sounds pretty simple and straightforward, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent development of one hasn't been particularly well-received by the lending community. In fact, David...
  • Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors

    Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's job is to protect the public from misdoing by financial businesses, and one way it holds them accountable is by publicly publishing some information about complaints it receives. Now, the agency itself is being...
  • Experts highlight top threats to investors in 2015

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have both issued annual reports identifying the top threats investors are likely to face in 2015. While some of these are illegal,...
  • Exterior replacement projects offer best bang for buck

    Exterior replacement projects offer best bang for buck
    Remodeling a home this year may not pack quite the punch it has during the past few years. While costs for the work have continued to increase, the payback in terms of home appreciation isn't as great, according to real estate agents who helped...
  • Republicans in Congress begin new effort to water down Dodd-Frank law

    Boosted by their November election gains, congressional Republicans have launched a new effort to weaken, bit by bit, a law that dramatically expanded federal oversight of the financial system after the Great Recession. On Wednesday, the Republican-...
  • California seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial's mortgage license

    California seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial's mortgage license
    The state is seeking to suspend the mortgage license of Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the payment collection firm has failed to turn over documentation showing that it complies with California laws protecting homeowners. The action is the latest against...
  • What your bank owes you: clarity

    What your bank owes you: clarity
    There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Mymoney.gov. Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major...
  • Rule changes to make prepaid cards more kid-friendly

    A popular alternative to checking accounts that doubles as a useful financial education tool for young consumers is about to face more regulatory oversight. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauin November proposed sweeping and long-overdue...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...