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  • CFPB's new 'qualified mortgage' rule now in effect

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new qualified mortgage (also known as the ability-to-repay) rule went into effect. The new rule is about helping borrowers understand the true costs of...
  • New federal rule gives home buyers better access to appraisals

    WASHINGTON — A new federal rule could give millions of home buyers insights they've never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to...
  • Banks embracing a housing-bubble favorite: interest-only loans

    Most of the risky mortgages that triggered the financial crisis have disappeared from the marketplace, and lenders will have even more reason to avoid them because of a new federal crackdown on loose lending. But one housing-bubble favorite —...
  • 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...
  • It's time to regulate consumer privacy

    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...
  • Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies

    Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies
    A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.   The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
  • Fairwinds Credit Union customers cope with online-banking outages

    Fairwinds Credit Union customers cope with online-banking outages
    Fairwinds Credit Union's online banking turned into an on-again, off-again system for more than a month recently, frustrating customers for hours at a time as they tried to access their accounts and conduct transactions. "Down again? What is going on...
  • 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...
  • 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...