Mar 26, 2012 Are debt collectors working for the Department of Education letting debtors know their rights? Bloomberg's John Hechinger discusses the rights of borrowers.
Mar 9, 2012 Living debt-free is a good thing, right? Those with little or no credit history are finding out you really can be "too thin."
Mar 9, 2012 More and more, people with outstanding debts are finding themselves in the crosshairs of swarms of collections agencies.
Feb 29, 2012 A letter found in the attic tells a story of the ATM's origins.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Feb 22, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.
Feb 16, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing that it examine the business of large debt collectors and to closely watch the major credit reporting bureaus. The focus would be on the larger firms. It's a good move.
Feb 16, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing to add the three major credit bureaus and debt colletion companies to the list of businesses the federal agency can now oversee.
Jan 31, 2012 After a landslide of complaints, the FTC cracks down on “past-statue” practices.
Jan 17, 2012 Newly appointed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, speaks about the priorities on the table for the organization.