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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings

    Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings
    Consumers are busy with their daily lives, making it difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect their wallets — household savings, fine print in contracts they sign with companies and insurance shopping, for example. Here...
  • Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders

    Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders
    Federal regulators are launching a major crackdown on payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders by proposing tough new regulations to halt the cycle of debt that cripples some consumers. The planned rules from the Consumer Financial...
  • Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers
    Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans. "It's apparent to me that...
  • Credit card issuers shouldn't bully customers into arbitration clauses

    Credit card issuers shouldn't bully customers into arbitration clauses
    Credit card companies say you can't sue them and you can't join other customers in suing them, and if you don't like it, tough. Federal regulators finally have reached the obvious conclusion: That's not fair. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
  • Bankruptcy is not the answer to student loan debt

    Having a bankruptcy flagged in your credit file can make obtaining a credit card, taking out a car loan or applying for a home mortgage a non-starter for years. It can also impact your ability to land a job. Yet, in a move that's certain to be closely...
  • All 3 owners must sign off on property sale

    All 3 owners must sign off on property sale
    Q: My wife and I own 51 percent of a house in Arizona, and my estranged brother-in-law owns 49 percent. The loan is 100 percent in my name. We bought the house in 2005 and lived there for two years before moving back to Illinois. The house had fallen in...
  • Corinthian Colleges students lured by job prospects get loan break

    Corinthian Colleges students lured by job prospects get loan break
    A federal regulator says Corinthian College students will be forgiven a total of $480 million in loans because the for-profit school used "bogus" job prospects to persuade them to pay tuition with expensive private loans. The Consumer Financial...
  • Corinthian students to get 40% cut in private loan debt

    Corinthian students to get 40% cut in private loan debt
    For years, government investigators have zeroed in on Corinthian Colleges Inc., a Santa Ana for-profit college operator accused of roping students into unmanageable debt by promising bright careers after graduation. As part of a deal Tuesday that...
  • Corinthian students to get $480 million relief from 'predatory' loans

    Corinthian students to get $480 million relief from 'predatory' loans
    Students who took out private loans while attending schools owned by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for 40% reductions in their loan balances. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the private student loan...
  • Pension advances can be costly to retirees

    Pension advances can be costly to retirees
    If you're pinching your pennies and can't make ends meet on your pension, you may be tempted to take a pension advance. Tread carefully because that could cost you more than you think, an agency is warning. A pension advance is a cash advance in...
  • Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough

    Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough
    The heavyweight companies that keep credit files on about 200 million U.S. consumers are patting themselves on the back for unveiling steps to improve the accuracy of their records. This would be laudable if it weren't so laughable. The reality is...