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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Automatically read the fine print on your contracts, or you could automatically renew terms you don't like

     
    The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people......
  • Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them

    Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them
    Nearly two-thirds of voters think the stock market is rigged against them and a majority believe Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results from a pro-regulation group. The survey by Better Markets, a nonprofit...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • Plan to expand complaints database would benefit consumers

    Savvy consumers who want to check out a product or business to see if it's worth their hard-earned dollars have plenty of places to go online to search for information. But while there's plenty of data out there, it's often too vague to draw conclusions....
  • With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton

    As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be entering a different phase of her career — one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On Friday morning in Detroit, a crowd of liberal...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others

    For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others
    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled for-profit college corporation, announced it will sell off the vast majority of its campuses over the next six months amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. As part of an agreement late Thursday with...
  • ACE Cash Express to pay $10 million over 'cycle of debt' allegations

    ACE Cash Express to pay $10 million over 'cycle of debt' allegations
    ACE Cash Express, a leading payday lender, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle federal allegations it used false threats of lawsuits and other illegal tactics to pressure customers with overdue loans to borrow more to pay them off. The Irving,...
  • Payday lender will pay $10 million to settle consumer bureau's claims

    Payday lender will pay $10 million to settle consumer bureau's claims
    Consumer advocates have long warned that payday lenders purposely try to lure borrowers into an expensive and debilitating cycle of debt. Now, the nation's consumer financial watchdog says it has proof. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused a...