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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • 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...
  • Student loan misunderstandings borrow trouble

    Here's a worrisome survey item from last week that caught my attention: Many college students are signing on the dotted line for student loans they don't fully understand. So many thousands of dollars on the line, and they don't know the terms and the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An end to overdrafts could rein in young spenders

    Nothing can put a young bank customer in a hole faster than paying overdraft fees on a checking account. Typically $35 a pop is the price you pay for spending more money than you actually have in the account. Banks essentially front you the money --...
  • Consumer bureau headquarters renovation plan gets GOP flak

    WASHINGTON — As they prepared to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in early 2011, Obama administration officials settled on its permanent headquarters: a vacant government building a block away from the White House. They planned to...