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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Campus debit cards aren't always the smartest choice

    For students heading to college this fall, signing up for the debit card that's promoted on campus may seem like the obvious choice, but consumer advocates say it's best to shop around. In a recent post on its website, the Consumer Financial Protection...
  • Glitches, complaints plague Ocwen, other mortgage servicers

    Glitches, complaints plague Ocwen, other mortgage servicers
    Tyesha Hansborough and her husband, Christley Paton, had paid the property insurance on their Inglewood home along with their mortgage, putting the money in escrow like most homeowners. Trouble is, the couple said, their mortgage servicer —...
  • With corporate citizens like these, who needs regulators?

    To the editor: Consumers who want to guard their privacy continue to pay for not having their information published in the phone book's residential listings — which no longer exist. Not only is that absurd, it is the height of corporate greed and...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren — Democrat, liberal, go-to fundraiser

    In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November. But at a recent fundraiser in...
  • Taking countermeasures against fake IRS callers

     Taking countermeasures against fake IRS callers
    Write this down and tape it to your grandparents' telephone: The Internal Revenue Service does not contact people by phone to demand payment for unpaid taxes or threaten them with arrest or deportation if they do not send money immediately. The IRS...
  • A timely warning from the feds: Bitcoins are the 'Wild West'

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that whipping boy of big-business conservatives everywhere, demonstrated its value to the average consumer this week by explaining the pitfalls of bitcoins and other such "virtual currencies." The key takeaway,...
  • 'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders

    'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders
    The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday. "[Payday lenders] feel they...
  • Maryland ranks third in U.S. in credit card complaints

    Maryland ranks third in U.S. in credit card complaints
    If you had a complaint about your credit card last year, about billing or fraud, for instance, you were more likely to live in Maryland than North Dakota. Mid-Atlantic residents had the most credit card complaints per capita, with Maryland ranked...
  • Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe

    Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe
    After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
  • Lawsuit puts scrutiny on title insurance kickbacks

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
  • After Kickback Suit, A Wake-up Call On Title Insurance?

    A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for homebuyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...