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3 reasons why the CFPB should delay TRID enforcement

Sweeping changes are coming to the mortgage closing process -- and Congressional lawmakers are working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to enact a “hold-harmless” enforcement period for the real estate, mortgage and title and settlement services industries...

Service takes pain out of manual data entry for lenders

Come Aug. 1, manual data entry to collect property-related data could cause headaches for lenders when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) regulation takes effect...

PayPal Pays Up: Lessons From the Company's Credit Controversy

PayPal, the online payment company owned by Ebay, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims stemming from its "Bill Me Later" program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had accused PayPal of refusing to honor the advertised terms of its online credit product, signing customers up for credit......

Verizon And Sprint May Have To Refund Customers $120 Million

Verizon and Sprint are accused of illegally billing their customers more than $100 million in unauthorized third-party charges. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Verizon and Sprint consumers that clicked on...Show More Summary

Is Dodd-Frank Really Under Attack?

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), which will turn 5 on July 21, is the sweeping regulatory response to the financial crisis and Great Recession. Recent news reports paint a picture of an assault...Show More Summary

What You Need To Know About The PayPal Settlement

What is behind the $25 million settlement PayPal entered into with the Consumer Financial Protection Board?

CFPB Launches Financial Coaching Program For Transitioning Servicemembers, Financially Underserved

The first step in living a fiscally responsible life is to understand what financial products are available and how they fit into your goals. Or at least that’s the idea behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recently launched...Show More Summary

US watchdog says PayPal illegally signed up customers for online credit and should be fined $25m

PayPal has been accused by the US consumer financial watchdog of illegally signing users up for a credit product without their permission, reports Reuters. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a complaint on Tuesday that the company engaged in deceptive advertising and enrolled customers into its PayPal Credit program. Show More Summary

PayPal To Fork Out $25 Million In Refunds & Fines

It was just yesterday that we heard about how Samsung no longer needs to pay $930 million for its Apple patent case dispute, but when it comes to PayPal, no such luck there. In fact, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau claims that PayPal has signed up consumers to its credit service known as PayPal Credit without their permission. Show More Summary

PayPal Has to Pay $25 Million for Being Sketchy as Hell

After the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint against PayPal today, the company quickly agreed to refund $15 million to customers it ripped off over the past few years. Read more...

PayPal Must Pay $25M In Refunds, Penalties For Illegally Signing Customers Up For Online Credit Product

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that online payment platform PayPal signed up customers for PayPal credit accounts without authorization, forced customers to use this credit line instead of their preferred payment methods, and failed to address disputes. Show More Summary

Bankers worried about TRID software hiccups

Many mortgage bankers are still waiting on software vendors to deliver new loan processing systems designed to handle mortgages after Aug. 1, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule,...Show More Summary

New Reverse Mortgage Rules Open Door To A More Secure Retirement

Owning a home has always been part of the American Dream. Therefore it should be no surprise that home equity represents a large portion of the average retiree’s net worth according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau statistics. Now, as many Americans near retirement, properly leveraging that home equity will [...]

Obama's Push to Expand Credit to "Credit Invisibles"

A recently released government study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on "Credit Invisibles" has some interesting facts on people with and without credit histories. Approximately 188.6 million Americans have credit records at one of the NCRAs that can be scored by the commercially-available model. Show More Summary

Debt-Collection Watchdog Faces Debt-Collection Grievance

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has emerged as the federal government's chief watchdog of debt collectors, by fielding, investigating and responding to thousands of complaints from consumers with stories about getting hounded about debts they say they don't owe. Show More Summary

Government opens public inquiry into potentially ‘harmful’ student loan servicing practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful." Continue reading ? The post Government opens public inquiry into potentially ‘harmful’ student loan servicing practices appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

CFPB Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whether the roughly 40 million Americans with student debt are being treated fairly under...Show More Summary

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asks about troubles with student loan servicers

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced that it wants to hear from people who have complaints about the companies that service student loans. Click to Continue »

Re/Max CEO asks government to delay enforcing new regulation

In a bid to secure some breathing room for the real estate industry from new regulation, Dave Liniger, CEO of real estate franchisor Re/Max, recently sent an open letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requesting that the agency delay...

Federal lawsuit takes aim at ‘interest minimizer’ mortgage program

A mortgage payment program that bills itself as “one of the greatest financial secrets of our time” is in hot water with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which on May 11 filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the program misled consumers and made false promises they could save thousands of dollars in mortgage interest...

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