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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Big Brother incarnate [Letter]

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Big Brother incarnate [Letter]
    The federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has no congressional oversight, is supposed to be 10 times larger than the already corrupt IRS, and has no budget ("Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job," Nov. 9). This organization...
  • New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015

    New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. The Consumer...
  • Consumer bureau fines payday lender Cash America, orders refunds

    Consumer bureau fines payday lender Cash America, orders refunds
    WASHINGTON -- In its first enforcement action against a payday lender, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday fined Cash America International $5 million and ordered $14 million in refunds for overcharging customers, robo-signing...
  • 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...
  • Wisdom gleaned from money polls, studies

    Amid this year's deluge of holiday spending surveys by companies trying to grab some attention, several other recent polls and studies are addressing arguably more important issues, such as financial bullying, money spent on financial literacy and whether...
  • 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...
  • Critics seek more changes to revamped lending forms

    New mortgage lending forms designed to make it easier to shop for a mortgage have been unveiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but they won't take effect for another 20 months. The simplified disclosure documents, two years in the making,...
  • U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms

    U.S. to begin regulating largest student-loan servicing firms
    Students who get the runaround from companies handling their college loans soon may get help from the federal government. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it will begin regulating the nation's largest student-loan servicing firms, which...
  • About one-third of complaints about credit bureaus result in relief

     
    If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......
  • It's time to regulate consumer privacy

    Some of the biggest names in the tech world joined forces Monday to tell Uncle Sam that enough's enough: Quit spying on their customers. AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo said in an open letter to President Obama...
  • Senate confirms Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary

    WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules. Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...