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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Reduce college costs while in high school

    Reduce college costs while in high school
    College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education. Outstanding student loan debt...
  • Consumer bureau to test electronic mortgage closings

    The days of sitting down at a home mortgage closing and leaving 20 minutes later with keys to a new home are getting closer. An electronic closing pilot program, to be rolled out this year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, aims to form...
  • Homeowners can challenge eminent domain compensation

    Homeowners can challenge eminent domain compensation
    Q: My state government has plans to expand our rapid transit railway system, and many of us are concerned that they will take our houses to complete the project. What is the law on this? Do they have the absolute right to do this? A: You are referring...
  • U.S. agencies learning clarity

    U.S. agencies learning clarity
    It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form. Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...
  • Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies

    Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies
    A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.   The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
  • Co-signing has risks for young borrower, too

    It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank. In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
  • Regulator accuses ITT for-profit college chain of predatory lending

    [Updated 1:45 p.m. PST Feb. 26: This post has been updated to include a response from ITT Educational Services and to reflect the closing stock price.] In its first action against a company in the for-profit college industry, the federal Consumer...
  • Corinthian Colleges discloses Fed's probe of job placement numbers

    Corinthian Colleges discloses Fed's probe of job placement numbers
    Federal regulators are investigating for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges Inc. for falsifying job-placement rates, adding to at least a dozen other state and federal investigations into the company's business practices, Corinthian disclosed in...
  • New report shows continued frustration with the accuracy, dispute process of credit reports

     
    About one of every 10 complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been about credit reporting. The majority of the complaints deal with the accuracy and completeness of the data. Last week, the agency warned companies that provide.....
  • Regulator urges banks to give consumers free monthly credit scores

    WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills. The request from Richard Cordray,...
  • Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices

    Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices
    WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday. The refunds will go to as many as 2....