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Stricter mortgage rules could loosen lending

Jan 10, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is rolling out new rules for mortgage lending. Some bank analysts say that counter-intuitively the stricter rules could actually loosen mortgage lending.
Posted In: mortgage, CFPB

CFPB levels first fine on Capital One

Jul 19, 2012
Capital One must pay $210 million after settling charges from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it misled credit card customers.
Posted In: Capital One, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

A new cop on the credit reporting beat

Jul 18, 2012
New government oversight could give consumers more power.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, credit score

CFPB to oversee credit reporting agencies

Jul 16, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said this morning it will assume oversight of the credit reporting industry.
Posted In: credit rating, CFPB

Consumer bureau out with first list of complaints

Jun 19, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made public the details of 137 complaints against credit card companies, but it's just a small fraction of the almost 17,000 such complaints the agency received.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer agency nears release of complaints

Jun 15, 2012
With few regulatory teeth and partisan fighting over its budget, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as a place people go to air financial grievances.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to create prepaid card regulations

May 24, 2012
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced this week its efforts to regulate prepaid debit cards. Regulators fear the cards aren’t backed by protections given regular credit card holders.
Posted In: prepaid card, bank regulations, CFPB

Student loan debt collectors under the microscope

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.
Posted In: student loan debt, student loans, debt collection, CFPB

Chasing your debt

Mar 9, 2012
More and more, people with outstanding debts are finding themselves in the crosshairs of swarms of collections agencies.
Posted In: collection agency, debt collection, CFPB, debt

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