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Court rules FTC can regulate cybersecurity practices

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Lenders One identifies top 3 concerns of mortgage professionals

Heading into the home stretch of 2015, which will be marked by significant changes brought about by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) highly anticipated TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule and a potential Fed interest rate hike, mortgage industry professionals are carrying around a great deal of optimism for the near term. Show More Summary

Credit Bureaus, Bank Of America, Wells Fargo Top List Of Most Complained-About Financial Companies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released its latest report on the various complaints the agency has received about banks, lenders, debt collectors, and other financial services. Amid a sudden increase in the number of complaints...Show More Summary

CFPB Considers Suing Student Loan Giant Navient For Cheating Borrowers

Federal regulators are considering suing Navient Corp., the nation's largest student loan company, for allegedly cheating borrowers, the company said Monday. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has been investigating the company for nearly two years, sent Navient a letter on Aug. Show More Summary

So you’re prepared for TRID — but what about your clients?

So you’ve spent the last 23 months preparing to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule, or TRID, which takes effect on Oct. 3. But what about your clients?...

7 TRID facts that every real estate agent should know right now

With about six weeks to go before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule takes effect, the bureau is offering guidance, resources and tips to help real estate agents and brokers prepare to comply with the new regulation...

Regulators Sue Pension Advance Companies Over Deceptive Marketing Of Loans

Five months after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned that pension advance loans could be the new payday loan – leaving consumers who are already struggling to make ends meet in dire financial situations – the agency announced it had teamed up with the state of New York to shut down two companies that allegedly deceived retirees about the risks … [More]

Are Student Loan Forgiveness Programs Just A Free Pass For Grad Students With More Than $100K In Debt?

Just two years ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimated that nearly 33 million american workers eligible for student loan forgiveness weren’t taking advantage of the programs. Times have certainly changed, as the federal...Show More Summary

Tactile Finance finds opportunity in CFPB’s PMI bulletin

A compliance bulletin recently issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) directing mortgage servicers on the proper way to charge homeowners for private mortgage insurance (PMI) has provided a new opportunity for Tactile Finance, a Web-based technology company that provides homeowners with a “360-degree view” of their mortgages...

Your Money Adviser: Using Technology to Close a Mortgage, and Relieve Stress

Some lenders are automating the mortgage process with e-closings, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that could make things simpler for borrowers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Isn't Protecting Consumers, Addressing Racism

The CFPB has been operating for four years now and if it were a sports team, its coach, Richard Cordray, would certainly be looking for work.

Consumer watchdog agency gets $14 million in refunds from the banksters

Richard Cordray, CFPB chief The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau caught another bank cheating its customers and again has secured millions in refunds to said customers. This time it's Citizens Bank skimming off the top of customers'...Show More Summary

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Pay Off Debt For Good

If you live with consumer debt, you are not alone. According to U.S. Federal Reserve data U.S. households have on average $15,863 in credit card debt and $33,090 in student loans, while the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a full 52 percent of credit bureau filings are for medical debt. On [...]

Citigroup facing investigation over student-loan serving practices

Citigroup Inc., the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, is being investigated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over its student-loan servicing practices, a person with direct knowledge of... To view the full story, click the title link.

What the $18.5 Million Dollar Discover Student Loan Fiasco Means for your Student Loans

Earlier this month, Discover Bank and affiliates was ordered to refund $16 million dollars to customers and fined $2.5 million dollars by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency dedicated to protecting consumers. The reasons for the ruling was illegal private student loan servicing practices ranging from misprints on [...]

TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left to prepare to comply with the sweeping mortgage regulation and related changes to real estate closings...

Appeals Court Revives Texas Bank’s Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality Of CFPB

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau celebrates its fourth anniversary of protecting consumers from harmful practices and shady characters in the financial sector. But instead of buying the regulatory arm a big ol’ birthday...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Seeks To Elminate CFPB For Doing Opposite Of What Its Name Implies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created when Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank financial regulations in 2010, is an agency that does the opposite of what it name implies, and two federal lawmakers from Texas have introduced legislation to eliminate the agency, HousingWire reported yesterday. Show More Summary

Consumer Protection: Why do Republicans hate the CFPB so much?

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The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill turned five years old this week, and conservative Republicans, who didn't like the measure in the first place, predictably have been withering in their scorn. Perhaps not coincidentally, so have big bankers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Discover Fined: Financial Services Co. Engaged In Illegal Student Loan Practices – Ordered To Pay $18.5 Million

Discover Financial Services will refund $16 million to its customers and has been fined $2.5 million penalty. Evidently, the organization engaged in illegal student loan practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Discover to fork out a total of $18.5 million over claims that the company abused student loans. Show More Summary

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