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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Rules are coming to shield consumers of short-term, high-rate payday loans

    Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. The Consumer Financial...
  • Pamela Yip: Combatting the high cost of elder financial abuse

    It makes me see red when I think about how devastating financial abuse of the elderly can be. American seniors are losing $36.5 billion every year to fraud, exploitation and financial abuse, according to a report just released by True Link Financial. A...
  • Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny

     Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny
    Many consumers don't know they owe money for medical procedures until they get a call from a collection agency or they discover it on their credit report, a federal consumer watchdog says. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer

    Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from Virginia and North Carolina are seeking penalties and restitution from a Virginia-based retailer that caters to service members, alleging it used illegal tactics to collect debts. The...
  • T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges

    T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing unauthorized third-party charges on customers’ cellphone bills, the Federal Communications...
  • Piggish bankers went whole hog to abuse consumers in 2014

    The end of the year occasions awards season in all industries, and the world of personal finance is no exception, which brings us to the 2014 edition of the Piggy Bank Awards for Dubious Achievements in Consumer Finance or, for short, "The Piggies."...
  • College debt-relief scams take advantage of desperate borrowers

    Time and again, parents and college students have been told to tread carefully with companies that promise to help them get out from under the burden of student-loan debt -- for a price. Many of these debt-relief companies -- operating in an era of ever-...
  • 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...