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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Paper or plastic? Workers deserve say in how they get paid

    A Pennsylvania woman's anger about having her wages loaded onto a debit card instead of deposited into her bank account has been recognized all the way in Washington, where a federal agency is warning employers they can't pay workers solely in plastic....
  • Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe

    Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe
    Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...
  • Home loan closing costs on the rise

    Home loan closing costs on the rise
    Home prices and mortgage rates aren't the only costs on the rise when it comes to buying a house these days. Expect higher closings costs as well, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. The average closing cost, which includes origination plus third-...
  • Spending deal reduces budget requests for Wall Street watchdogs

    Spending deal reduces budget requests for Wall Street watchdogs
    WASHINGTON -- The $1-trillion federal spending bill unveiled by congressional negotiators significantly reduces White House requests for funding of two key Wall Street watchdogs. The Securities and Exchange Commission would get $1.35 billion for the...
  • Regulators accuse Cash Call of improperly collecting from borrowers

    Regulators accuse Cash Call of improperly collecting from borrowers
    Federal regulators on Monday sued Anaheim online lender CashCall Inc., accusing the company of unlawfully collecting money from borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said CashCall violated federal lending laws in at least eight states...
  • Freddie Mac: Home loan rates level off; 30-year fixed at 4.51%

    Freddie Mac: Home loan rates level off; 30-year fixed at 4.51%
    Mortgage rates leveled off in familiar territory this week, home finance giant Freddie Mac said, with lenders offering 30-year fixed loans to solid buyers at an average of 4.51%, down from 4.53% last week. Fifteen-year fixed mortgages, popular with...
  • 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...
  • The rich are different -- they still get interest-only mortgages

    The rich are different -- they still get interest-only mortgages
    Few of the nontraditional home loans that triggered the financial crisis are still available, and lenders will have even more reason to avoid them now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s definition of presumably safe and sound...
  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013

    Baltimore-area home sales up 14 percent in 2013
    The Baltimore region had its best year for home sales since the start of the recession, as the local housing market continued its slow recovery in 2013. About 27,750 units closed in 2013, up roughly 14 percent from 2012, according to data provided by...
  • U.S. regulator asks consumers about home deal closing issues

    WASHINGTON — The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who have bought or refinanced homes that's certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went to close the deal? Any last-minute glitches or...