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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Consumer bureau suit says debt-relief firm charged improper fees

    Consumer bureau suit says debt-relief firm charged improper fees
    WASHINGTON -- The federal government's consumer financial watchdog on Tuesday sued Morgan Drexen Inc., of Costa Mesa, alleging it charged more than 22,000 customers millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees to help them resolve outstanding debts....
  • U.S. judge dismisses suit against Dodd-Frank financial reform law

    U.S. judge dismisses suit against Dodd-Frank financial reform law
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Texas bank, two free-market advocacy groups and 11 states against the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, saying they did not show the likelihood of financial harm from the new government...
  • Senate clears way for Cordray confirmation as consumer bureau chief

    Senate clears way for Cordray confirmation as consumer bureau chief
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for Richard Cordray to be confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after Democrats and Republicans struck a tentative agreement to avoid a confrontation over the use of...
  • The Senate preserves the filibuster, averts partisan fallout

    In a now-familiar routine in Washington, lawmakers walked right up to the brink of disaster Monday, only to pull back Tuesday. This time, though, the source of the drama was the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) threatened to end the...
  • Sunlight on remittances

    When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank law in 2010, it included a little-noticed provision requiring financial companies and banks to provide greater disclosure to customers sending money overseas. Last week, the new rules took effect, guaranteeing consumers...
  • New resources could clarify college loan costs

    Which student loan repayment option is a better deal: a loan with a 4 percent fee and 9 percent interest rate, or one with a 5 percent fee and 8 percent rate? This question was part of a quiz on loan terminology found at CollegeGold.com, which is...
  • FDIC sets out to educate teens

    Credit cards, interest rates, the magic of compounding: Learning to manage money can be complex and confusing for any teenager. That's why the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has decided to help in a straightforward, simple way with a new money guide...
  • Compare costs with the College Scorecard

    I've always been a fan of online comparison shopping sites when scouting out everything from a vacuum cleaner to a car. That's why I like the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard, which provides financial information such as cost, the...
  • Learning from student loan borrowers

    Maybe federal regulators studying ways to make college loans more affordable can learn a few things from the experts on the front lines -- borrowers who are piling up the debt. That's the goal of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which...
  • Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown

    Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days. A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money,...
  • Debt after death: Chase pulls plug on credit card insurance plan

    A deal is a deal. Or it should be. For years, Chase bank offered a Payment Protector plan. For an extra monthly fee — typically a bit less than 1% of the card balance — credit cardholders could insure themselves against job loss, illness...