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NewDay, different scandal — this time, it’s licensing exam-related

Just two months after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against lender NewDay Financial LLC for deceptive mortgage advertising and kickbacks, the nonbank mortgage lender is under siege again...

InstaMed Brings Apple Pay to Healthcare For First Time

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With mobile payments expected to reach grow from $52 billion in 2014 to...Show More Summary

Bureau fines mortgage lender $250,000 for deceptive ads

Continuing its streak of taking action against mortgage lenders accused of engaging in deceptive advertising practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today that it has fined RMK Financial Corp., $250,000 for misrepresenting to consumers that it was affiliated with the U.S. Show More Summary

CFPB Launches Effort To Bring Financial Education To Schools

While it’s never too late to become financially literate, it certainly helps if you start early. That’s why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a national effort to improve financial education in schools. The new educational...Show More Summary

Student Loan Victims Pay the Price of DOE Inaction

On March 31, the Department of Education met with a group of student loan borrowers at a meeting hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These borrowers, organized by a group known as the Debt Collective, borrowed substantial...Show More Summary

Updates shed light on how lenders, agents will be audited for regulation compliance

If you’re still digesting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 1,888-page TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule, the bureau has more reading for you to do: Two lengthy updates to the examination procedures it will...Show More Summary

New toolkit aims to teach consumers what they should know before purchasing a home

With four months to go before the mortgage application process gets a total overhaul, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is beginning to educate consumers on the changes they can expect to encounter if they purchase a home after August...

CFPB Releases Mortgage Toolkit Aimed At Making The Home Buying Process Easier

In January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report suggesting that many homebuyers spend more time looking for a TV than shopping around for the right mortgage. In an attempt to make things a little less dauntingShow More Summary

Feds target intimidating debt-collection tactics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes hefty fine for company accused of threatening consumers for bounced checks

A chance to rein in payday loan abuse

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally turned its regulatory gaze to short-term lenders — think payday loan and automobile title loan companies — that build businesses around loans that can't be repaid. The bureau floated a potential rule last week that addresses the...

Weekly Address: Fighting against predatory 'payday lenders'

In this week's taped address, President Obama highlighted new steps taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect Americans from abusive "payday lending" practices that can saddle consumers with debt far in excess of the...Show More Summary

Consumer protection bureau takes on payday lending

President Obama with CFPB Director Richard Cordray The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job again, this time targeting legal loan sharks, the payday loan industry with rules to rein in their most abusive practices. The...Show More Summary

Victims And Industry Workers Fight Over The First-Ever Federal Plan To Curb Predatory Payday Loans

Payday loan companies and their supporters offered stiff, knee-jerk resistance to a moderate slate of regulations proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The industry has gone unsupervised at the federal levelShow More Summary

What the Crackdown on Payday Loans Will Mean to You

Shutterstock After years of study and many reports, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week proposed sweeping changes to the payday lending industry. The bureau has three basic concerns: It believes that payday lenders do not underwrite borrowers before extending credit. Show More Summary

What’s fact and what’s fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), took to the stage yesterday at the Consumer Banking Association’s CBA LIVE event to discuss the bureau’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule,...

Payday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection Agency

The rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require lenders to assess customers’ ability to repay short-term loans.

Outline For Payday Lending Rules A Good Start, But Not Enough To Fully Protect Consumers

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the first details of long-awaited regulations governing payday loans and other small-dollar lines of credit known to thrust consumers into a devastating cycle of debt. While consumer...Show More Summary

Consumer Protection Agency Proposes Rules on Payday Loans

The rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require lenders to assess customers’ ability to repay short-term loans.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes New Payday Lending Rules

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau will consider new rules covering payday loans, agency head Richard Cordray said Thursday in a statement. The proposal also covers car title loans and other high-interest, short-term loans. Cordray...Show More Summary

Consumer protection agency, for first time, takes aim at payday lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday unveiled a new plan that it said would help rein in the $50 billion payday lending industry and prevent low-income borrowers from facing spiraling levels of debt. The proposal, which still must face months of review, marks the first attempt by the federal government to regulate payday lenders, […]

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