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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Spending Smart: Tormented by debt collectors? Fight back

    Despite the upturn in the economy, more than one-third of Americans last year defaulted on debts and bills that later went into collections, which means many of those people were probably hassled by a debt collector. It's not exactly busting the kneecaps...
  • FICO changes may save consumers billions -- but not soon, experts say

    FICO changes may save consumers billions -- but not soon, experts say
    America’s most widely used credit-scoring system is being revised to reduce the negative effect of overdue medical bills and to quit penalizing consumers who pay off debts that had been assigned to collection agencies. The changes to the hugely...
  • FICO's new scoring model to help lenders better assess risk

    (Reuters) - A move by personal credit score provider FICO to leave out or discount medical debt from its scores will boost the credit record of many borrowers, while helping lenders to better assess risk. The company, formerly known as Fair Isaac Corp,...
  • Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

    DETROIT "Is this the line for the groupies?" Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in...
  • Victims of lending scam targeting military win settlement

    WASHINGTON At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash. The Concord, Calif., company offered special...
  • Subprime auto loans go down road to ruin

    The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, Aug. 3: Not even a decade after Wall Street gamblers took us to the brink of global economic ruin, the same players are back abusing the financial product that caused so much trouble the...
  • City seeks to put a dent in false property filings

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings
    Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market. In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
  • 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...
  • Overdraft fees risky for consumers, bonanza for U.S. banks: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers who opt in for bank overdraft protection end up paying more than double for small purchases, a U.S. consumer watchdog warned on Thursday, giving banks a fee bonanza when checking accounts are short of funds. A study by...
  • 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...
  • Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

    An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...