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CFPB releases rate comparison tool for mortgages

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray on the new tool to help consumers shop for mortgages.

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  1. U.S. regulator fines Cash America over debt collection

    Payday lender Cash America International will refund consumers $14 million and pay a $5 million fine to settle civil allegations that it improperly pursued some cust...

  2. Steps Toward Increased Oversight in the Debt-Collection Industry

    After decades of reportedly questionable behavior, the tables seem to be turning as debt collectors may now have to answer to consumers' complaints.On Wednesday, the...

  3. Regulators Slap JPM With $389M in Credit-Card Fines

    Just hours after being slapped with $920 million in London Whale fines , JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) was hit by another $389 million in penalties and mandated refunds ...

  4. Trust Your Mortgage Servicer? Maybe You Shouldn't

    Don't count on your mortgage servicer to be honest with you about the status of your loan modification application. That's one of the findings from an industry revie...

  5. Senate Confirms Cordray As Consumer-bureau Head

    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after senators struck a deal to avert Democrats' plans to change fi...

  6. Consumer-bureau Head Cordray Clears Senate Hurdle

    The nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cleared a Senate procedural hurdle on Tuesday, as lawmakers neared a deal to defus...

  7. Overdraft Protection: Only Protecting Your Bank's Bottom Line?

    No one wants to suffer the embarrassment of a returned check or declined debit transaction, but a government bureau suggests that the ills of overdraft protection ma...

  8. U.S. Bank, partner to refund $6.5 million over auto lending

    U.S. Bancorp's U.S. Bank and a nonbank partner will refund about $6.5 million to U.S. military personnel over auto lending practices regulators said were deceptive, ...

  9. Take This Class and Avoid Scams

    Caregivers, community groups and others worried about the financial well-being of their older constituents should consider using a new instruction tool developed by ...

  10. People are Managing Cards Better, Survey Finds

    Americans are getting better at paying off their credit card bills and avoiding interest charges, but about a third are still struggling to pay more than the monthly...

  11. Credit Report Complaints Highlight Errors

    One out of five people who complained about their credit report said it contains information that does not even belong to them, according to newly released figures.T...

  12. U.S. brings charges in first criminal case for consumer agency

    Federal authorities announced fraud charges against a debt settlement company on Tuesday, in the first criminal case based on work by the new Consumer Financial Prot...

  1. BofA Reaches $772M Credit-Card Settlement

    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reached settlements on Wednesday worth $772 million with U.S. regulators to settle charges it duped customers with deceptive credit-card p...

  2. Government Monitors More than 900M Credit Card Accounts

    The UK government is currently finishing loading all the medical records for that country's entire population onto one computer database, and plans to allow universi...

  3. CFPB Calls for Free Credit Scores

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is calling on credit card companies to provide free credit scores to their customers, a move that would help tens of mi...

  4. Can Schools Really Teach Personal Finance?

    The average teen may know when Columbus set sail and the speed of a car traveling from Poughkeepsie to Buffalo in five hours, but too many have no idea how much thei...

  5. PNC Unit Fined Over Discriminatory Lending

    U.S. regulators slapped PNC's (NYSE:PNC) National City Bank with a $35 million fine on Monday to settle allegations it discriminated against 75,000 African American ...

  6. On-Campus Credit Card Deals Fading Away

    Their on-campus credit card activities now closely monitored by federal regulators, financial institutions increasingly are turning to debit cards, prepaid cards and...

  7. CFPB to Regulate More Student Loan Servicers

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expanded its oversight of student loan servicers, the bureau announced today, and it will now supervise several nonbank ...

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