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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been accepting consumer complaints about credit cards for close to a year. Today, the agency made a database of those complaints available online. You can see the names of the card issuers griped about, the...
To: Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dear Mr. Cordray: First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
Do credit bureaus have constitutional right to report negative information about customers -- forever?Interesting case going on in a federal district court in eastern district of Pennsylvania. A woman sued General Information Services, Inc., a credit reporting agency, for reporting dismissed criminal charges against her that were more than seven years...
Tags: Laws, Civil Laws
Prepaid debit cards have been called the Wild West because of their rapid growth, uncontrollable fees and little regulation. That soon may change — or at least the regulation part. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first ...
Finally, a spotlight will be shone on a widespread business practice that forces unhappy customers to settle disputes through binding arbitration — rather than by telling their story in court. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now is seeking...
President Barack Obama's recess appointment to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, wasted no time in announcing the watchdog agency's "nonbank supervision program." Bringing nonbank mortgage lenders more fully and...
Republicans lament the action taken by our president to make a recess appointment — finally — to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a valuable government agency. I do not know the likely outcome of any challenge to this action,...
Tags: Richard Cordray, Republican Party, Consumers
Next on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s to-do list: banks’ overdraft practices. Overdrafts occur when you spend more than you have in your bank account. The bank will cover those overdrafts for a fee that can run from $30 to $35....
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is accusing President Obama of acting "arrogantly" in his recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("Obama picks consumer chief," Jan 5). I would say that...
Republicans in the Senate have refused vote for any director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until the agency is weakened. Without a director, the CFPB's powers are more limited. This morning, the White House announced it would appoint...
President Barack Obama owes congressional Republicans at least a thank-you card for their efforts to block Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That GOP leaders continue to howl over Mr. Obama's decision on Wednesday to...
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