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  • 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 watchdog targets debt collectors

    Consumer watchdog targets debt collectors
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog plans to crack down on the nation's 4,500 debt collectors with new regulations to ensure that collectors are going after the right people for the right amounts and aren't badgering...
  • Consumer protection bureau fails to protect

    Consumer protection bureau fails to protect
    A little-noticed yet significant report card was issued recently measuring the progress of the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau thus far. The report by a Bipartisan Policy Center task force comes after almost a year's worth of in-depth...
  • Pension loans potentially ruinous, often illegal

    Shut out by conventional lenders, people with low incomes or bad credit have long been targeted by high-cost operators offering payday loans, car title loans and the like. In the past few years, a new and insidious player has come into this field offering...
  • 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...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job

     Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job
    Contrary to the claims in a Nov. 6 guest column, "Consumer protection bureau fails to protect," by Jeffrey H. Joseph, the CFPB is getting results for consumers and doing so in a transparent way. It's the first federal financial agency with just one job:...
  • 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...
  • 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......