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U.S. Bank Slapped With Massive Fines Over Unfair Billing Practices

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.25.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has just announced a $4 million civil money penalty against U.S. Bank National Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, and ordered restitution of $47.9 million to more than 420,000 consumer accounts.

Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Joel Sucher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates

Tyler Kingkade

Financial Institutions Pressured To Reveal Details On Controversial Campus Debit Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urged a number of financial institutions on Tuesday to disclose how much money they are paying colleges and u...

Tyler Kingkade

CFPB: Campus Debit Card Deals Are Hurting Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business

College students are losing money by opening accounts with banks and other financial institutions that charge unnecessary fees while maintaining arran...

This Is What Happens When You Get An Eviction Letter And A Cancer Diagnosis

Home Defenders League | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Home Defenders League

For the next several weeks, HuffPost will be cross-posting "Foreclosure Horror Stories" from the Home Defenders League's "100 Stories Of What Wall Str...

10 States that Gouge the Unemployed (and the Existing Solution)

Adam Levin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

If you take a look at the way the following states allow unemployment benefits to be nickeled and dimed by megabank prepaid card programs you will see why it's time to change the system.

Pre-existing Evictions - Community Activists Try to Stop Banks From Foreclosing on Cancer Victims

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank have chosen to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by trying to evict breast cancer survivors from their homes.

Wheelchair-bound Homeowner With Breast Cancer Pledges to Fight Bank Eviction

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

California is ground zero in the battle between homeowners and Wall Street.

More Banks Report Website Problems

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Two more major American banks, U.S. Bank and PNC, reported problems with their customer websites Wednesday after a financial services secu...

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Money From Corporations Despite Anti-Gay Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Birkey | Posted 09.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Published in collaboration with The American Independent Corporate foundations have given millions to the Boy Scouts of America and its subdivision...

'5K Bandit' Strikes SAME BANK For Third Time

Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

California cops are on the hunt for a man who robbed the same bank for the third time in just over a year. The '5K Bandit' -- named by Los Alamitos...

U.S. Bank Facing Lawsuit Over Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.01.2012 | College

A new federal class action lawsuit claims three student loan lenders and servicers aimed to keep borrowers trapped in debt. Cindy Breitman filed a ...

5 Credit Cards to Turn Your Wallet Into a Workhorse

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Our survey of the market's best cash-back credit cards reminds us that you can earn some significant rebates, just by focusing your spending through the right account.

Catherine New

SunTrust Customers Can Expect Higher Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

Starting this summer, some of SunTrust's least wealthy customers will have to pay higher fees on everything from ATM withdrawals to checking accounts,...

Catherine New

FDIC Says It Will Investigate Payday Loans Made By Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money

Federal regulators are launching an investigation into a shadowy practice that banks don't like to advertise: inhouse payday loans. These high-interes...

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...

Voters In One Town Want Banks To Pay Big Time For Neglecting Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

If San Diego voters had their way, banks would be paying out, big time. Seventy percent of San Diegans who responded to an opinion poll conducted l...

Matt Sledge

Woman May Get To Stay In Home -- Thanks To Occupy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- For more than a year after January 2011 when the bank foreclosed on Monique White's North Minneapolis home, she has been fighting to stay....

The Prepaid Debit Card Comes of Age

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Debit cards have also sprouted in the wallets of young Americans. Unable to get credit cards until age 21, more Generation Y consumers rely on debit cards for routine money management.

Janell Ross

U.S. Bank Faces Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

U.S. Bank on Tuesday joined the ranks of large financial firms facing discrimination charges for the way it maintains foreclosed homes in mostly black...

Report: Wells Fargo Extends Loans With Extremely High Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Big banks are participating in a practice commonly associated with the use of big signs to lure vulnerable Americans. Wells Fargo, the country's b...

This Guy Was Fined For Not Cutting The Grass Of A Home He Was Kicked Out Of

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

Mowing the lawn may be an awful chore, but imagine having to pay a fine for not cutting the grass of a house from which you were evicted. David Eng...

Alinsky, Foreclosures and Holding Banks Accountable

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

Memo to the Obama Administration: if you want to see the makings of a national model to hold big banks accountable for fixing foreclosure-devastated neighborhoods, go to Milwaukee and talk to citizen leaders who are practicing what Saul Alinsky preached.

Ben Hallman

New Consumer Cop Picks First Fight With Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Picking his first public fight with the banking industry, Washington's top consumer cop, Richard Cordray, promised on Thursday that his examiners will...

Janell Ross

Oregon Eliminates Some Bank Fees For the Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

After nearly a month of negotiations, Oregon has reached an agreement with U.S. Bank to eliminate many of the fees the bank charges people to access t...