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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pegged — fairly or not

    Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias. But most people remain in the dark about hundreds of other data-collection programs still being used to size up consumers...
  • Most payday loan borrowers get stuck in 'revolving door of debt'

    Most payday loan borrowers get stuck in 'revolving door of debt'
    WASHINGTON — Four out of five people who take out a short-term payday loan either roll it over or take out another one within two weeks, pushing them into a cycle of debt, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial...
  • For consumers, more ways to complain

    For consumers, more ways to complain
    When the company Maggie Argent hired to make her mother's headstone didn't do the work, she turned to the forum that gives aggrieved customers an outlet — in the court of public opinion, if nothing else: the Internet. Argent's online complaint...
  • Controversial FHA payoff rule to end

    WASHINGTON — Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing — your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of...
  • Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices

    Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices
    WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday. The refunds will go to as many as 2....
  • Reduce college costs while in high school

    Reduce college costs while in high school
    College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education. Outstanding student loan debt...
  • Co-signing has risks for young borrower, too

    It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank. In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
  • Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue

    Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign...
  • U.S. consumer bureau looking to test eClosings for mortgages

    U.S. consumer bureau looking to test eClosings for mortgages
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking for lenders and technology providers to test whether electronic closings of mortgage loans would simplify a process that is overwhelming and frustrating consumers. In research conducted during the...
  • 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...
  • 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...