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Tyler Kingkade

Study Finds Disturbing Trend With Private Student Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Students took on more student-loan debt than they needed or could handle, during a borrowing boom from 2004 to 2008, largely due to relaxe...

Dodd-Frank and CFPB Provide Stimulus to Economy With Milestone

Adam Levin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.

Capital One Settlement Shows Limits of Government Watchdogs

David Callahan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
David Callahan

Something really bad happened at a big bank, and tens of millions of dollars are being shelled out in settlements, and yet so far no heads are rolling. Just maybe that's because ripping off customers is now part of the business model for major banks. And why punish executives for doing their job?

Plain English, or Greek?

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Ellen Schloemer

The foreclosure review materials scored ZERO readability -- the only documents I know of that score that low are IRS publications. Is that the standard the regulators and servicers wanted to match?

A Home Buyer's Guide To The New Mortgage Form

The New York Times | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money

THIS month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules to clarify the terms of housing loans for millions of homeowners. This sounds l...

'People Get It': Most Americans Big Fans Of Wall Street Regulation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The people have spoken. And they seem to like banking reform. Americans appear to support government efforts to rein in Wall Street by an unambiguo...

What The Capital One Settlement Means For You

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - The Capital One Financial settlement with U.S. regulators over deceptive mark...

Millions To Receive Refunds For Bank's Deceptive Tactics

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money

* Resolves charges from CFPB, OCC * Bank accused of misleading credit card customers * Case is first enforcement action ...

Ryan Grim

CFPB's First Big Action Could Boost Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action Wednesday morning, targeting Capital One for deceptive m...

Government Will Monitor Credit Reporting Firms

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under scrutiny by the country's new consumer watchdog. Th...

Applying For A Mortgage Is About To Get Less Complicated

Posted 09.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The government is proposing rules to simplify getting a home mortgage. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday unveiled re...

Ben Hallman

Seniors Scammed As Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures On The Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Reverse mortgages, a lifeline for seniors struggling to pay bills in allowing them to turn home equity into cash, are entering into foreclosure at an ...

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

Sssshhh!!! Don't Tell Anyone, but Your Government Is Doing Something Good

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The message that government rules stifle economic activity is so pervasive that it's easy to forget that intelligent regulation can protect the economic well-being of ordinary Americans, preserving jobs and helping the whole economy.

Catherine New

Watchdog Wins 4 Of 5 Fights For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Dory Hayes' credit card complaint started with an honest mistake. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agreed. When she bought a new couch...

Catherine New

Soon Public Can Read Consumer Complaints About Credit Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

Call it the Yelp of the financial services world. Starting today, consumers can see complaints about credit card companies through an online Consu...

Private Student Loan Debt Is Ruining People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Money

The graduates have spoken. Student loan debt is weighing down a generation. This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published almost 2,...

Hello Citizens United, Goodbye CFPB: Consequences of the Wisconsin Recall

Adam Levin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

If the recall vote in Wisconsin is any hint of what is to come in the next few months, caveat emptor will be the catch phrase of the marketplace and government will go from being our protector to being a supplicant of the one tenth of one percent.

White House Meeting Could Bring Good News For Students

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — With a deadline looming, Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration is examining a proposal from congressional Republic...

4 Steps to Make Prepaid Cards Better

Credit.com | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money
Credit.com

Prepaid cards are everywhere. Here's what I suggest to steady the ship without making things worse for the consumers who really have no other option:

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Adam Levin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

People need to stop thinking of college as something they borrow for, and start thinking of it as something they work and save for. A National Service Corps could be the catalyst we need.

Catherine New

CFPB Looks To Make Rules For Prepaid Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

The government's top consumer sheriff wants to rein in the Wild West of prepaid cards, even as some of the biggest players in the financial industry m...

The Latest Bank To Raise Fees

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.17.2012 | Money

Another bank is raising fees. U.S. Bank is bumping up overdraft fees for all its accounts beginning June 29, the Minneapolis-based bank confirmed o...

5 Tips for Finding and Working with a Financial Professional

Women & Co | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Women & Co

You're a modern woman. You don't cut your own hair or sew your own wardrobe. You rely on professionals. So, it makes sense to consider getting professional help with your finances, too.

Forget Credit Scores: The Case for Credit Grades

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

If you've had a headache trying to understand your own credit score, pass the aspirin; you aren't the only one.