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Wells Fargo Reportedly Under Federal Investigation Related To Student Loan Servicing

According to a new report, Wells Fargo is the latest big-name bank to be scrutinized as part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ongoing investigation into student loan servicing practices. The Wall Street Journal, citing people...Show More Summary

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On the Web Sue the Bank? You May Get Your Shot - Wall St. Journal - "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving toward new rules giving borrowers more rights to sue banks and credit-card companies..." On the Wires Non-Cash Payments...Show More Summary

Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.

Protection Bureau Seeks End to Arbitration-Only Credit Clauses

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is to propose rules to stop companies from barring customers from filing class-action suits as a condition of getting credit cards.

It’s the day before ‘the day the world changed’ — are you ready for TRID?

A day nearly two years in the making is finally here: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule -- which has come to be known as “TRID,” but the bureau prefers that people begin to think of it as the “Know Before You Owe” rule -- formally takes effect on Saturday, Oct....

Your Money Adviser: New Mortgage Rules and How to Make the Most of Them

Updated rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are intended to facilitate borrowers’ attempts to review and compare several loan offers.

L.A.-Based Auto Lender Must Pay $48M In Fines, Refunds For Illegal Collections

For the second time this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has flexed its muscles when it comes to reining in unscrupulous indirect auto loan financiers. Just days after taking action against Fifth Third Bank for auto-lending...Show More Summary

Your Money Adviser: Loan Servicers Faulted for Some Student Loan Problems

Some servicers may not tell borrowers about easier payments plans unless they specifically ask, according to a report from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

House Democrats Joining GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency

WASHINGTON -- Several House Democrats are preparing to join a GOP assault on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- the agency designed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to defend households from predatory lending. Republicans hope to hamstring the CFPB by replacing its director with a bipartisan five-member commission. Show More Summary

Oh, No! Disclosure is Going to Mess Up Housing Sales!

Starting Saturday, the real-estate industry will be subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders will be required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages — including all costs and fees. This information was sorely lacking during the boom in the 2000s. Residential...Read More

Consumer Regulator Considers Student Loan Rules To Fix 'Widespread Failures'

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday it is weighing new rules governing the $1.3 trillion student loan market after releasing a stinging report documenting "widespread failures" in an industry largely overseen...Show More Summary

Feds Recommend Overhaul Of Student Loan Servicing

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a public probe into potentially anti-consumer practices of the student loan servicing industry. More than 30,000 people responded, leading the Bureau, along with the...Show More Summary

Consumer agency will consider industry rules to better manage student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans. Continue reading ? The post Consumer agency will consider industry rules to better manage student loans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ag Groups React to EPA Farmworker Standards Update

Ag groups are reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The American Farm Bureau Federation worries the government is getting away from a science-based approach in guarding against risk. Show More Summary

New Jersey Bank Slapped With $33 Million Discriminatory Lending Fine

A New Jersey-based bank has agreed to pay a $33 million settlement after it was found to have engaged in discriminatory lending. According to the Department of Justice and The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Hudson City Savings...Show More Summary

Consumer bureau chalks up victories

Ben Carson, second only to Donald Trump in Republican presidential polling, has called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau the "ultimate example of regulatory overreach."

Oath Keepers To ‘Protect’ Kim Davis From Arrest By U.S. Marshals

The Oath Keepers, the armed group that attracted national attention after a protracted standoff in 2014 with the Bureau of Land Management at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch, has announced they are providing anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis with “protection.” The Oath Keepers say they are willing to protect Davis from being arrested and detained by... Show More Summary

California's desert deserves permanent protection

After more than six years of analysis, debate and draft proposals, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is close to issuing its final plan for nearly 10 million acres that it controls in the California desert, designating sections for recreation, industry, conservation and renewable energy production....

Your Money Adviser: Debt Collectors to Pay $61 Million in Consumer Refunds and Amend Their Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also ordered the Encore Capital Group and Portfolio Recovery Associates to pay penalites and stop collections on some debt..

We’re from the government and we’re here to help, part 726,914

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s campaign against disparate impact in car loans is raising costs for some borrowers. Thanks, Sen. Warren! “The results highlight the sometimes unpredictable consequences of attempts to regulate lending practices…. Show More Summary

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