The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has revised a 2009 rule in order to help people with shared incomes qualify for credit cards.
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Some payday lenders plan to offer longer-term loans, hoping they can evade rules designed to protect consumers.
The government can now help settle disputes between you and a credit reporting agency. Here’s what you can complain about, and how.
The government is warning lenders about misleading seniors and veterans, and consumers to watch out for these signs of trouble.
Have you purchased Discover credit card protection or credit monitoring since December 2007? You might be getting some money back.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning of a common disaster scheme. Be careful seeking contractors after Sandy.
You could have as many as 49 different credit scores. And the one you pay for may not be the same as the one a lender uses to judge your creditworthiness.
This reader is upset because he has three vastly different scores depending on the provider. Wait till he finds out he probably has closer to 50.
Starting in July, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will start accepting complaints about deceptive and abusive financial products, from credit cards to payday loans. While you’re waiting, here are three other ways to voice your displeasure.
Don’t get stuck in a cycle of debt – avoid loans with interest rates as high as 500 percent.
If you’re the victim of credit card fraud, your loss is limited to $50 by federal law. Or is it? Here’s what happened when I turned to government watchdogs to get a simple answer to a simple question.
The Federal Trade Commission’s recently released 2011 annual report paints a grim picture of the current state of debt collection abuse – but has high hopes for a new government agency that will potentially add a new layer of protection for consumers.
It wasn’t the best of times, and it also wasn’t the worst. But it may have been the busiest for your credit and debit cards.