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Richard Cordray

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  • Regulator urges banks to give consumers free monthly credit scores

    WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills. The request from Richard Cordray,...
  • Most payday loan borrowers get stuck in 'revolving door of debt'

    Most payday loan borrowers get stuck in 'revolving door of debt'
    WASHINGTON — Four out of five people who take out a short-term payday loan either roll it over or take out another one within two weeks, pushing them into a cycle of debt, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial...
  • 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 —...
  • Maryland to receive $88 million of $2.1 billion national settlement

    Maryland to receive $88 million of $2.1 billion national settlement
    Maryland expects to receive about $88 million of a $2.1 billion national settlement reached with Ocwen Financial Corp. over "systematic misconduct" in the mortgage servicer's handling of loans. Announced Thursday, the deal settles a federal complaint...
  • Ocwen settlement to benefit 25,000 current, former Illinois homeowners

    Ocwen settlement to benefit 25,000 current, former Illinois homeowners
    Ocwen Financial Corp. will provide $2 billion in principal reductions to underwater borrowers, as well as refund $125 million to almost 185,000 borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure, under a settlement announced Thursday that resolves...
  • When the right to sue goes away

    Federal regulators are taking a closer look at those restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes — barring them from suing a company individually or joining a class-action lawsuit. And it doesn't look as if officials...
  • New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015

    New mortgage disclosure forms to roll out in August 2015
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. The Consumer...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations

    JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations
    WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...
  • Force-placed insurance, an unnecessary burden for strapped mortgage borrowers

    As if homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments don't have enough woe, it now appears that some are being gouged by insurance policies their loan servicers are taking out on their homes -- and obligating them to pay for. These...