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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage

    Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage
    When Tom Greco bought his four-bedroom home three decades ago, he assumed he'd pay off the mortgage before retirement — just as his parents did. Things didn't work out that way. Instead, his $4,500 monthly mortgage payments — a consequence...
  • Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]

    Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]
    The dilemma facing the true grassroots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip...
  • Two thirds haven't filed claims to Ocwen mortgage settlement

    Two thirds haven't filed claims to Ocwen mortgage settlement
    Only about a third of eligible Florida homeowners has filed claims in a $2.1 billion mortgage settlement case, with the deadline approaching Sept. 15, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation said Wednesday. A total of 31,036 Floridians qualified...
  • U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided

    U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided
    Federal regulators have ordered U.S. Bancorp to pay $57 million in restitution and penalties for charging customers for identity-protection and credit-monitoring services they never received. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that...
  • How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden

    How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden
    Depending on circumstances, those retiring with a mortgage can take a variety of steps to lessen the financial burden. Jonathan Dash, owner of wealth management firm Dash Investments in Beverly Hills, often recommends taking money out of savings...
  • Mortgage fraud is alive and well

    If you thought the bad guys had left the mortgage business for greener pastures, think again. The thieves are still out there, ready to separate you from your money. But at the same time, many of us are still not above stretching the truth a little when...
  • Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them

    Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them
    Nearly two-thirds of voters think the stock market is rigged against them and a majority believe Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results from a pro-regulation group. The survey by Better Markets, a nonprofit...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • Plan to expand complaints database would benefit consumers

    Savvy consumers who want to check out a product or business to see if it's worth their hard-earned dollars have plenty of places to go online to search for information. But while there's plenty of data out there, it's often too vague to draw conclusions....