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It's easy to ignore President Barack Obama's dispute with Senate Republicans over his recess appointments if you don't care what the government is doing with your money. But if you do, this fight is about a lot more than whether one man gets a new job....
University of Maryland system is among 10 colleges and universities promising to make financial aid transparent to students. It’s part of an Obama Administration effort to make sure incoming students understand what they’re getting into. The...
To: Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dear Mr. Cordray: First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
Do credit bureaus have constitutional right to report negative information about customers -- forever?Interesting case going on in a federal district court in eastern district of Pennsylvania. A woman sued General Information Services, Inc., a credit reporting agency, for reporting dismissed criminal charges against her that were more than seven years...
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Anyone who has ever fought with a lender over a lost or misapplied house payment should be heartened by the latest news from the new federal mortgage industry watchdog. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to propose a straightforward...
Prepaid debit cards have been called the Wild West because of their rapid growth, uncontrollable fees and little regulation. That soon may change — or at least the regulation part. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first ...
With jobs still scarce, employers can be choosier than ever before when deciding whom to hire. Many use background checks to help them make wise choices. But who's checking on the background check companies to make sure they are doing a good job? Several...
When borrowers complain about student loan debt it is most likely they are talking about private education loans. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been getting an earful of complaints about these types of loans that don't have the...
When you buy a house, you know the price and your monthly payment. The same with a car. But when it comes to a college education, students often don't have a clear idea of what they'll end up paying or whether one school is offering a better aid...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a new website Tuesday showing consumer complaints against credit card companies. It will eventually include complaints about student loans and mortgage companies. Since last July, the bureau has...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been accepting consumer complaints about credit cards for close to a year. Today, the agency made a database of those complaints available online. You can see the names of the card issuers griped about, the...
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