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Truth in Lending Act

4 Rights Every Credit Card User Should Know

Robert Harrow | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

Individuals who don't know their rights leave themselves open to being take advantage of. While various consumer interest groups monitor businesses and credit issuers constantly, searching for abuses, they cannot stop all the dirty tricks that exist out there.

Loren Berlin

Agency Backs Down In Fight To Limit Credit Card Fees | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.12.2012 | Money

The government agency tasked with protecting consumers is backing down in its fight to limit credit card fees. The Consumer Financial Protection Bu...

Ben Hallman

How Do I Get Rid Of My Crap Mortgage? | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

How many hoops do homeowners have to jump through to shake off a bad mortgage? This question is at the heart of a growing area of law as judges acr...

Fed Pushing To Drop Foreclosure-Fighting Rule

McClatchy | Tony Pugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Adopts Megabanks' Arguments, Warns Against Added Protections For Small Business Credit Card Users | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve warned Congress in a recent report that protecting small businesses from the kind of "harmful" credit card practices it prohibits ...

New Rules: Federal Reserve to Start Doing a Tad More of Their Job with New Credit Card Rules

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Today the Fed has amended the Truth in Lending regulation "to protect credit card users from unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees and to require credit card issuers to reconsider increases in interest rates."

Bernanke Must Answer for Dark of Night Change in Bank Regs

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

In its new regulations, the Fed did Americans a huge disservice, doing away with consumers' potential right of recovery of overdraft charges -- which will total nearly $37.5 billion in 2009 alone.