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CFPB Report Reveals Decline in College Credit Card Agreements

Credit card agreements becoming more difficult to locate

There has been a nearly 70% reduction in the number of credit card agreements since…

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CFPB Announces Consumer Saving Research Project

Bureau aims to help consumers with saving

The CFPB announced a research program that would assess the effectiveness of certain habits designed…

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CFPB Announces New Rules for Medical Debt Collection and Reporting

Bureau cracks down on medical debt reporting practices

If you have an outstanding medical debt on your credit report, then you understand the…

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CFPB Takes Action Against Debt Settlement Firm

Bureau steps in to protect consumers

Sometimes debt collectors can be downright sneaky. Thankfully, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is here…

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CFPB Proposes Expanded Foreclosure Protections

New rules offer assistance to home owners

In an effort to address unsatisfactory mortgage servicing practices, the CFPB introduced rules that would…

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Debt Collection Practices a Top Complaint for Older Americans

Seniors are fed up with debt collectors

Older Americans voiced more complaints about debt collection than any other financial product or service.

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CFPB Speaks out Against High Overdraft Charges

Most debit card overdraft fees triggered by transactions of $24 or less

The CFPB is concerned about expensive overdraft fees for debit card and ATM transactions.

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CFPB Enters Order Against ACE Cash Express

Payday lender gets fined

The lender has been accused of entangling borrowers in a vicious debt cycle.

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Inheritance Update: CFPB Clarifies Mortgage Rules

If property is passed down to you, here's how you can avoid problems

The Ability-to-Repay rule shields consumers from careless mortgage lending.

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CFPB Assesses How Mobile Banking Impacts Low-Income Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating the benefits and challenges of mobile financial services.…

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CFPB Reports on Payday Lenders and Debt Collectors

Report shines light on deceptive practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is responsible for overseeing depository institutions and credit unions with…

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John Hope Bryant Talks about New Book and CFPB Partnership

Operation HOPE partners with CFPB

In part three of this series, Black Enterprise speaks with John Hope Bryant to learn…

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Consumers Over-Penalized for Medical Debt in Collections

Scores may misrepresent creditworthiness by 10 points

If you have medical debt in collections, you might be facing harsher penalties. The Consumer…

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CFPB Officials Face Subpoena

A vote was passed by the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to subpoena…

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Student Loan Rates Expected to Rise

Brace yourself, student loan rates could be on the rise. Unfortunately, higher rates will…

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The CFPB Proposes E-Closing Pilot Program

New program tries to take the stress out of closing

The CFPB report is part of its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative

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Do You Have a Private Student Loan? Watch Out for “Auto Default”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently alerted consumers to the fact that some students are being placed in default

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau highlighted problems that have arisen with private student loans that…

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Prepaid Card [Video]

Your daily money bite

In light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent push to update disclosures for prepaid…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Update Prepaid Card Disclosures

It will be easier to understand fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced yesterday that it is working on new disclosures that…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prepares to Crack Down on Debt Collectors

New rules may be on the horizon

The CFPB complaint database has more than 155,000 complaints on several financial consumer issues

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Amends Mortgage Rule

Changes might be on the horizon.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued amendments and clarifications to its mortgage rules

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Why Trying to Buy a Home Will Get Harder

The American Dream just got more complicated.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…

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4 Tips for Managing Student Loan Debt

Start life after college on the right foot

The joy of graduating can turn into dread once student loan notices start pouring in.

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

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Obama Defies Congress With Appointment of Consumer Protection Chief

The commander in chief appoints Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite strong Republican opposition

In a bold move destined to further strain his relationship with congressional Republicans, President Obama…

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Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Do Any Good?

New agency aims to have your back when dealing with financial institutions

On July 21, consumers will officially have a new watchdog in the form of the…

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The White House Wants Your Questions on Wall St. Reform

Submit your questions now and we'll select the top five to be asked at tomorrow's live online event on financial reform

Whitehouse.gov is hosting a live online event on Wednesday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00…

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What Does Financial Reform Have To Do With Me?

Plenty. Here's a quick breakdown the parts of the bill that affect you.

After more than 8 million jobs were lost and hundreds of banks closed, financial reforms…

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Financial Reform Bill: It’s About Time

These changes should have already been in place

I’ve been doing some soul-searching in the hours since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall…

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Consumer Protection vs. Financial Misdirection

Congress pushes banking reform but balks on unemployment benefits. Here�s what you should do.

There’s been a quite a stir in Washington these days. Depending on your status, the…

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