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.

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

You Can Get Major Fraud Protection With a Credit Freeze, but Should You?
You Can Get Major Fraud Protection With a Credit Freeze, but Should You?
on March 16, 2017

There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option — a credit freeze. Here are the pros and cons of each.

These 19 Card Companies Offer Free Credit Score Info
These 19 Card Companies Offer Free Credit Score Info
on March 6, 2017

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a list of credit card companies, banks and credit unions that let customers check their credit score for free.

Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage
Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage
on February 14, 2017

Mortgage shopping differs depending on whether you are single or part of a couple. Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to land a great rate.

Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
on February 10, 2017

We’ve all seen the ads: Protect your credit for just $9.95 a month! Worth the money? Here are three reasons why it’s not.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on February 9, 2017

This week: Budgeting apps, financial advice for retirees, replacing Obamacare, the “greatest federal agency” and what to do when you’re falling behind at work.

Consumer Protections Under Threat From Executive Order
Consumer Protections Under Threat From Executive Order
on February 7, 2017

Initiatives by President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers promise major changes to financial regulations that could undermine some recent consumer protections.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on January 26, 2017

This week: Trump and predatory lending, the Trump tax cuts, Trump and student loans, bad hacks and how to stop money from slipping through your fingers.

Obama’s Legacy — From Main Street and Wall Street to the Amazon
Obama’s Legacy — From Main Street and Wall Street to the Amazon
on January 18, 2017

The president’s eight-year stint in the White House is coming to a close, but his presence will be felt for a long time — in laws, ongoing debates and even books about birds and bugs.

Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception
Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception
on January 4, 2017

Ever get sucked into a paid subscription or click through pages of ads while trying to get your free credit score? This may explain why.

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