New monthly reports distill consumer beefs about banks

Jul 17, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau document summarizes trends in complaints.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, credit reporting agencies, Banks

Why borrowers turn to pricey payday loans

Mar 26, 2015
People need payday lenders because there is no alternative.
Posted In: CFPB, banks payday lenders, infrastructure
Outside a firm offering payday cash advances in Los Angeles.

Consumer bureau may go after payday loans

Jan 7, 2015
Reform could be coming to payday loan industry in the form of federal regulations.
Posted In: payday loans, interest rates, CFPB

Why buying Bitcoin is like stepping into the Wild West

Aug 12, 2014
If you're going to invest in virtual currency, you'd better cowboy up.
Posted In: bitcoin, CFPB, whiteboard

The Wonder Woman of our wallets

Dec 18, 2013
A new bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren to regulate credit histories and employment applications.
Posted In: Warren, CFPB, FICO scores

Keeping an eye on student loans from non-banks

Dec 3, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to expand its supervision of student loans to those servicers that operate outside of the banking system.
Posted In: student loans, CFPB

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

Jun 20, 2013
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: financial reform, politics, NLRB, CFPB, Dodd-Frank law

This week in personal finance

May 3, 2013
We analyze the latest jobs report and get an update on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping stay-at-home parents earn lines of credit.
Posted In: Jobs, CFPB

Is fight over CFPB undermining its authority?

Apr 24, 2013
Observers worry the lack of a full-fledged director undercuts agency's ability to protect consumers.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray

Consumer watchdog bares it all; Banks complain

Mar 29, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Posted In: CFPB, big data, federal government, Credit Cards