| Nov 29, 2013
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:35 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:52 AM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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......
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:07 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
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....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has made a rare declaration for Wall Street: The nation's biggest bank admitted it broke the law.
The financial giant acknowledged Thursday that it violated securities laws and agreed to pay fines of $920 million as...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And he's still...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Most Americans have gotten an earful about the too-big-to-fail banks, which created a financial tsunami that engulfed the world — only to be rewarded with a bailout by Uncle Sam.
But what about the little banks caught in the ensuing economic and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...