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House Republicans vote against American consumer, again

Proving once again how much disdain Republicans really have for the American public, the House passed a bill Wednesday, 250-173, to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Because they really, really don't want us to have any recourse against predatory businesses trying to fleece us. Show More Summary

House passes bill to cap banking watchdog's budget at $655M in 2020

The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation curbing the growth of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency established by the 2010 overhaul of financial regulations to enforce... To view the full story, click the title link.

Republican House bill curbs budget for banking watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation curbing the growth of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency established by the 2010 overhaul of financial regulations to enforce laws aimed at protecting...Show More Summary

Wanna close on your real estate transaction in 30 days? You better buy or sell before August 2015.

New disclosures created by the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) are set to go into effect on August 1, 2015. In my opinion, the new disclosures will be a huge improvement compared to the Good Faith Estimate that HUD created in 2010. At least the new disclosures will show the total payments due…and of course, […]

Mortgage Servicer Must Refund Consumers $48M For Array Of Deceptive Practices

Every once in a while government agencies team up to take down unscrupulous operations that prey on financially vulnerable consumers. Such was the case this week when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission...Show More Summary

Military members to get back $3.1M in "hidden fees"

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says a company that collected debt payments didn't properly disclose the fees

Rules clarify how lenders should provide housing counseling information to consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its final interpretation of a regulation that outlines mortgage lenders' duty to provide mortgage applicants with housing counselor information...

San Francisco Cops Sending Racist Texts Could Go Unpunished

When a San Francisco police bureau decided to protect its officers and delay in reporting their racist text messages to officials they could have been laying the groundwork to shield them from discipline. The delay in punishing the officers...Show More Summary

Iraqi PM seeks more security for Reuters bureau in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday he had asked for more protection for the Reuters office in Baghdad after the news agency's bureau chief left the country due to threats.

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...

CPJ calls on Iraq to investigate death threats against Reuters bureau chief

Committee to Protect Journalists The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday publicly asked Iraqi officials to make inquiries into threats that drove Reuters bureau chief Ned Parker from the country. The declaration came just twoShow More Summary

U.N. says Iraq government responsible for protecting journalists

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Iraqi government is responsible for protecting foreign and local journalists, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters had to leave the country when he was threatened in reaction to a Reuters report. (http://reut.rs/1JzUIRp)

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

Iraq should investigate death threats against Reuters Baghdad bureau chief

Beirut, April 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to investigate death threats against Reuters' bureau chief in Baghdad and ensure that journalists are able to work in Iraq without fear of reprisal. Ned Parker was forced to flee Iraq following death threats, Reuters reported on...

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

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