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Your Money Adviser: U.S. Puts Private Student Loan Servicers on Notice: Play Nice

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has stepped up pressure on independent banks and lenders such as Wells Fargo to treat their borrowers better.

Your Money Adviser: More Big Banks Using Arbitration to Bar Customer Lawsuits

Customers say they want to keep the right to sue, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a ban on such moves by banks.

The Government Updated Its Rules to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

If you’re not prepared for it, homeownership can be a serious financial burden . When the burden becomes so overwhelming that consumers face foreclosure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aims to help with certain rules for mortgage servicers. Recently, they made some changes to those rules. Read more...

Alternative Lenders Offer Opportunity For Consumers and Businesses Alike

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule on short term credit unveiled last month has spurred much debate. While the Bureau says it wants to protect consumers, I'm concerned that the rule will have the exact opposite impact, eliminating credit for millions of Americans and making many worse off. Show More Summary

New rules aim to protect widowed homeowners from foreclosure

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued new rules aimed at protecting widowed homeowners from a red-tape nightmare that has caused them to lose their homes to foreclosure. The regulations, announced Thursday, generally give surviving spouses who are not on a mortgage note the same protections...

Good news: Realtors can now access the Closing Disclosure, says CFPB

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced several changes to the closing process that became effective in October, real estate agents and brokers had a few major concerns about the new rules. The biggest initialShow More Summary

Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receives more complaints about debt collection than any other issue.

Consumer regulator looks to limit harassment by debt collectors

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first step toward reining in debt collectors, releasing an early outline of rules aimed at preventing them from harassing consumers and trying to collect debts that don’t exist. The proposal, which will be discussed Thursday at a CFPB hearing...

Debt Collectors’ Abuses Prompt Consumer Agency to Propose New Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposals aim to strengthen federal efforts to clamp down on collectors who hound people for debts they may not owe.

Athas Shrugged: The Return of Subprime (Nonprime) Residential Lending [Athas Capital]

I spoke at one of Washington DC’s larger economic think tanks several years ago where people were cheering the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the end of subprime lending. My remark was: “As soon as we...Show More Summary

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In a letter co-signed by 15 other Senate Democrats — and every Senate Republican — Kaine asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to exempt community banks and credit unions from many of its regulatory requirements. In justifying...Show More Summary

Online Lending Associations Strive For Consumer Protections

Alternative lending arose from the financial crisis of 2008, in part, as a solution for business owners that were constantly getting turned down for capital. Some would say the industry has done a great job of helping small businessShow More Summary

D.C. Decision, Expected In Fall, Could Reverse CFPB's Actions, Change Structure

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray delivers remarks during a public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission at the U.S. Treasury on June 29. His agency is awaiting a ruling on a constitutional challenge filed by a New Jersey company.(Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images) A highly anticipated decision [...]

Six Simple Safety Measures That Businesses Can Adopt to Protect Their Customers' Information

Modern consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about privacy and security in the wake of major data breaches and the increasing vulnerability of their personal and financial information. Personal information is a precious commodity, and even one small data breach could result in a disaster for your customers and your business. Show More Summary

Join the “Money as You Grow” Book Club to Teach Kids About Personal Finance

Teach kids about money early on, and those lessons will stick with them down the road. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just released a fun book club to help kids learn important lessons about money. Read more...

Strong Rules on Payday Lending Could Help Small Businesses

In this time of partisan gridlock, it's rare to see a federal policy move than can be of real help to small businesses and their customers. The rule recently released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aimed at curbing...Show More Summary

U.S. regulator orders Santander to pay $10 million over illegal overdraft practices

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Thursday that Santander Bank would pay $10 million to settle charges that it engaged in illegal overdraft practices. The regulator said the...Show More Summary

Report: Racial and gender discrimination rampant at Obama-Warren consumer agency

(Paul Mirengoff) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was designed by the Obama administration, under the leadership of Elizabeth Warren, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. One of its purposes is to root out discrimination in financial markets. Show More Summary

BIGOTRY RAMPANT INSIDE AGENCY OBAMA CREATED TO FIGHT FINANCIAL BIAS: Employees of the Consumer Finan…

BIGOTRY RAMPANT INSIDE AGENCY OBAMA CREATED TO FIGHT FINANCIAL BIAS: Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are coming forward in droves talking about widespread racial, gender and ethnic discrimination within the workforce there, according to Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. Things are so bad in one key division of […]

J.G. Wentworth Hoping To Keep CFPB Out Of Its Industry

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on April 7 in Washington, D.C. His agency has filed a lawsuit that asks a federal judge to let it regulate companies that purchase structured [...]

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