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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors

    Accuracy of public consumer complaint database being examined by auditors
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's job is to protect the public from misdoing by financial businesses, and one way it holds them accountable is by publicly publishing some information about complaints it receives. Now, the agency itself is being...
  • Experts highlight top threats to investors in 2015

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have both issued annual reports identifying the top threats investors are likely to face in 2015. While some of these are illegal,...
  • Piggish bankers went whole hog to abuse consumers in 2014

    The end of the year occasions awards season in all industries, and the world of personal finance is no exception, which brings us to the 2014 edition of the Piggy Bank Awards for Dubious Achievements in Consumer Finance or, for short, "The Piggies."...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny

     Medical debt collection, reporting under scrutiny
    Many consumers don't know they owe money for medical procedures until they get a call from a collection agency or they discover it on their credit report, a federal consumer watchdog says. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Will an installment loan help credit score?

    Dear Liz: I am working on paying my bad debt from the past to rebuild my scores. I have one credit card that I pay in full every month, but no installment loan. I recently was given the opportunity to take a car loan with monthly payments I could easily...
  • Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer

    Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from Virginia and North Carolina are seeking penalties and restitution from a Virginia-based retailer that caters to service members, alleging it used illegal tactics to collect debts. The...
  • T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges

    T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges
    T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over its alleged practice of “mobile cramming,” or placing unauthorized third-party charges on customers’ cellphone bills, the Federal Communications...
  • Rule changes to make prepaid cards more kid-friendly

    A popular alternative to checking accounts that doubles as a useful financial education tool for young consumers is about to face more regulatory oversight. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauin November proposed sweeping and long-overdue...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • Gansler to join Washington law firm in January

    Gansler to join Washington law firm in January
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that he will join a Washington law firm when he leaves office next month after eight years as Maryland's top lawyer. Gansler, whose term ends Jan. 12, will become a partner in BuckleySandler LLP, where...