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Updated with Capital One's response In its first enforcement action, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Capital One Bank to refund $140 million to about two million customers. On top of that, the bank must pay a $25 million civil...
About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices. Under the terms...
Two Baltimore-area banks have changed their charters so that they will be regulated by the state rather than the federal government, their new regulator said Tuesday. Midstate Community Bank — which had been Midstate Federal Savings and Loan...
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More than 40 charities, nonprofits and government agencies in Maryland this week will learn if they are to receive anywhere from $5,000 to more than $300,000 as part of a settlement with Bank of America. Just in time for the holidays! The $67...
If you are offered a short-term advance on your paycheck at a triple-digit interest rate, you might think you're being pitched a payday loan — a product that's basically banned in Maryland and other states with rate caps. But what if that deal came...
Consumer advocates aren't getting their first choice to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Despite the setback, this is still a big week for consumer protection. Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...
The Orange County RegisterTyler Reid struggled to hold onto his Ladera Ranch, Calif., condominium during the recession. He was self-employed. When his clients dried up, so did his software business. Reid sold his car, ate one meal a day, and paid his taxes with credit cards. He...
Sales of homes in foreclosure by Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. ground nearly to a halt after regulators revised their orders on treatment of troubled borrowers during the 60 days before they lose their homes. The banks...
Star TribuneFast cash is a few clicks away for Minnesotans at the popular CashNetUSA website, where a two-week loan for $100 carries an annual percentage rate of about 390 percent. To many critics, the terms are outrageous and usurious. But they are typical in...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board said it has told Bank of Montreal to step up efforts to detect and prevent money laundering at the Canadian bank's Chicago branch. The warning puts Bank of Montreal in a growing category of financial...
The Philadelphia Inquirert before 2012 ended, TF Financial Corp. announced that it would acquire tiny Roebling Financial Corp. for $14.5 million. I viewed it then as simply another example of a small fish in the local banking sector swallowing a minnow. TF, which operates...
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