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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Mortgage servicer to pay $268 million to Californians

    Mortgage servicer to pay $268 million to Californians
    California victims of alleged foreclosure abuses will get $268 million in relief from a $2.1-billion national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation's largest non-bank provider of mortgage customer service. Ocwen broke state law by improperly...
  • Letters: Reining in payday lenders

    Re "Payday lenders can't hide ugly rates," Column, Feb. 11 The payday loan industry can try and dress up its loans to look less abusive, but it's just putting lipstick on a pig. Californians pay $578 million in interest payments on payday loans...
  • Mortgage servicer shenanigans keep consumer watchdog busy

    WASHINGTON — Got problems with the company that services your home mortgage — the one that collects your payments, keeps track of your escrow account and lets you know when you're late? So your monthly numbers don't look right? You got blown...
  • Best option for underwater homeowner may be letting condo go

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: In May 2005, I bought a condo in Miami for $385,000, with $140,000 down and the rest on a 6 percent, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Then I went through a lengthy divorce and ended up with title to the condo. Suffice...
  • How to get out of paying your student loans

    Brazen Careerist Ah ... to be a new college graduate again. With your freshly minted diploma in hand, you're ready to start anew, pursue your passions, take the world by the horns and find your first job. And once you find a job, you finally have that...
  • Student loans divide the have from the have-nots

    Here's a trick question: What do we owe more money on -- credit cards, auto loans or student debt? Ping! Time's up. If you answered student debt, congratulations. You're up to date on what some economists are calling the next big financial crisis. Or...
  • The rich are different -- they still get interest-only mortgages

    The rich are different -- they still get interest-only mortgages
    Few of the nontraditional home loans that triggered the financial crisis are still available, and lenders will have even more reason to avoid them now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s definition of presumably safe and sound...
  • Paper or plastic? Workers deserve say in how they get paid

    A Pennsylvania woman's anger about having her wages loaded onto a debit card instead of deposited into her bank account has been recognized all the way in Washington, where a federal agency is warning employers they can't pay workers solely in plastic....
  • Debt collectors could face new regulations

    The calls to Dorothy Smith of Bethlehem started in January. She was told she owed nearly $8,300 for an unpaid home-improvement loan. Smith told the caller, Portfolio Recovery Associates of Virginia, that she didn't owe the debt. The money had been...
  • American Express to pay $75 million in deceptive practices case

    Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday. American Express Travel...
  • Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe

    Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe
    Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...