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U.S. seeks to increase oversight of student loan servicers

Mar 15, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Posted In: CFPB, student loans, higher education

Obama taps former prosecutor as Wall Street cop

Jan 24, 2013
Mary Jo White battled mobsters and terrorists as U.S. Attorney. Now, she’ll face hedge fund titans and high-speed traders to revive the SEC.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Mary Jo White, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

This week in personal finance

Jan 11, 2013
We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Posted In: guns, CFPB, debt, mortgage

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

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