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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general sent a...
  • Retirement: Tips to aging in place

    Planning to stay put in retirement? Get your home ready now. 1. It pays to retrofit. Basic design and structural modifications to a one-story home cost an average of $9,000 to $12,000, according to The MetLife Report on Aging in Place 2.0. Contrast...
  • CFPB sanctions Inland Empire home lender over allegedly deceptive ads

    A Rancho Cucamonga mortgage lender has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle accusations by federal regulators that its advertising deceived consumers into believing that the company was affiliated with the U.S. government. The Consumer Financial...
  • U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general,...
  • Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents

    Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents
    Q: I just settled on closing my house sale, and the cash buyer now wants the property survey I paid for about 20 years ago. Is this a reasonable request? Also, the buyer wanted the blueprints of the remodeling I did 25 years ago, ostensibly so she can...
  • Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

    Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers
    President Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system. Obama unveiled his "student aid bill of rights" before a gymnasium packed with...
  • Seniors get in the act with skits to educate about scammers

    Seniors get in the act with skits to educate about scammers
    So she's 96 and her eyesight's half gone. Peggy Mollin doesn't want to sit home alone. Alone, she says, often leads to trouble, especially for people her age. Calls. Knocks on the door. Emails. Flattering sales pitches from strangers. "You love to...
  • Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages

    Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages
    I can see why reverse mortgages may sound attractive to cash-poor senior citizens. A bank pays you the value of the equity in your home and you continue to live there without making payments. For seniors struggling to make ends meet in retirement, it'...
  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Credit bureaus to offer relief to consumers with medical debt

    Credit bureaus to offer relief to consumers with medical debt
    Americans struggling with bad credit because of medical debt will get some relief from credit reporting agencies, a move in stride with leniency planned by top providers of credit scores. And consumers who find and report mistakes on their credit reports...
  • Credit-reporting companies agree to major changes to reduce errors

    Credit-reporting companies agree to major changes to reduce errors
    The nation's three largest credit-reporting companies have agreed to make it easier for consumers to correct mistakes, as well as to wait longer to list unpaid medical bills to allow more time for insurance payments, according to a government settlement...