CFPB Slaps Bank in Major Discriminatory Lending Case
CFPB Slaps Bank in Major Discriminatory Lending Case

on September 25, 2015

Federal officials allege ‘redlining’ by this New Jersey bank hindered access to mortgages in majority-black and Hispanic communities.

CFPB Warning: Pension Advances Could Wipe Out Retirement
CFPB Warning: Pension Advances Could Wipe Out Retirement

on March 30, 2015

With its high interest and fees, a pension advance could threaten your long-term security. The CFPB highlights three pension advance traps you need to avoid.

CFPB, Obama Take Aim at Payday Lenders
CFPB, Obama Take Aim at Payday Lenders

on March 27, 2015

President Obama throws his weight behind new rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to curb payday loan debt traps.

CFPB Sues Corinthian Colleges for Alleged Predatory Lending
CFPB Sues Corinthian Colleges for Alleged Predatory Lending

on September 17, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that 130,000 private student loans were initiated by Corinthian students from July 2011 to the present, with an outstanding balance of $569 million.

CFPB Says Bitcoin Is ‘Wild West’ of Finance World
CFPB Says Bitcoin Is ‘Wild West’ of Finance World

on August 13, 2014

The federal regulator is warning consumers about using virtual currencies like bitcoins.

CFPB Accuses For-Profit College Company of Predatory Lending
CFPB Accuses For-Profit College Company of Predatory Lending

on February 27, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against ITT Educational Services, accusing the for-profit company of making predatory loans to its students.

Check Out the CFPB’s New Online Mortgage Tool
Check Out the CFPB’s New Online Mortgage Tool

on February 8, 2014

The CFPB has released a new online tool that allows people to sift through data on home loans made in their communities and compare it with other locations.

CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs
CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs

on November 20, 2013

Do you understand how your credit card rewards work, and do you think they’re fair? The federal government is studying reward programs.

CFPB: Consumers Are Paying $4 Billion Less in Credit Card Fees
CFPB: Consumers Are Paying $4 Billion Less in Credit Card Fees

on October 3, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Credit CARD Act has reduced fees for late payments and overlimit purchases.

CFPB Issues Warning to Employers Who Pay Workers With Debit Cards
CFPB Issues Warning to Employers Who Pay Workers With Debit Cards

on September 19, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tells employers that prepaid cards, which often come loaded with fees, can’t be employees’ only option for being paid.

The 10 Most Hated Banks of the Past Year
The 10 Most Hated Banks of the Past Year

on January 10, 2018

Beware these financial institutions: They elicited more consumer complaints than any other banks in 2017.

Equifax Fraud Alerts Are Expiring: Here’s How to Protect Your Identity Now
Equifax Fraud Alerts Are Expiring: Here’s How to Protect Your Identity Now

on January 3, 2018

Fraud alerts that were requested after the Equifax data breach are ending. So consider these options for protecting yourself from fraudsters going forward.

How to Discover If Crooks Have Opened Bank Accounts in Your Name
How to Discover If Crooks Have Opened Bank Accounts in Your Name

on November 13, 2017

A report you’ve probably never heard of can alert you to problems in your banking history. Here’s what every consumer should know about it — and how to get a free copy.

GOP Kills Regulation That Protects Right to Sue — Now What?
GOP Kills Regulation That Protects Right to Sue — Now What?

on October 24, 2017

Congress just voted to repeal a rule protecting your ability to join class-action lawsuits against financial companies. Here’s what this news means for consumers.

Why Freezing Your Credit Won’t Fully Protect You After the Equifax Breach
Why Freezing Your Credit Won’t Fully Protect You After the Equifax Breach

on September 30, 2017

Financial protection measures aren’t enough to prevent all forms of identity theft in the wake of Equifax’s hacking. Here’s what else you can do.

Why a Credit Freeze Beats Equifax’s Free ‘Credit Lock’
Why a Credit Freeze Beats Equifax’s Free ‘Credit Lock’

on September 29, 2017

Before you sign up for this free-for-life service, make sure you understand what a credit lock is — and how it compares with a credit freeze.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Car Loan
How to Get the Best Deal on a Car Loan

on September 19, 2017

Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Follow these steps to a new car, starting with good financing.

4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring
4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring

on September 11, 2017

The Equifax data breach has raised the question of whether or not credit monitoring services are a good deal. My advice? Save your money.

11 Essential Money Lessons Every College Student Needs to Learn
11 Essential Money Lessons Every College Student Needs to Learn

on September 11, 2017

Many students are away from home and faced with handling their finances for the first time. Here’s a quick Money 101 course.

Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Scores So Different?
Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Scores So Different?

on September 8, 2017

This reader is upset because he has three vastly different scores depending on the provider. Wait till he finds out he probably has dozens of scores.

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