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  • Maryland nonprofit offers free reverse mortgage counseling

    Maryland nonprofit offers free reverse mortgage counseling
    Is a reverse mortgage right for you? These loans are available to those 62 and older and allows them to draw cash out of their house without having to sell it or make monthly payments. The loan is paid off when the owner dies or sells the house....
  • Marylanders aren't shy about complaining

    Marylanders aren't shy about complaining
    Marylanders are big complainers. At least when it comes to the financial services they receive. Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
  • No comparing Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz

    No comparing Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz
    Juan Williams' commentary ("Principled or polarizing?" June 14) epitomizes the way the media does a disservice to intelligent discussion of our politics. Evidently, Mr. Williams feels the need to give equal weight to both sides. Comparing Republican...
  • CFPB: Consumers can pay steeply for overdraft protection

    CFPB: Consumers can pay steeply for overdraft protection
    After years of consumers paying steep fees for overdraft protection that, in some cases, they didn't even ask for, the government stepped in three years ago. Now, banks must get consumers OK — or opt-in —  before covering ATM and debit card...
  • Consumer advocates stress discrimination concerns despite new mortgage rule

    Consumer advocates stress discrimination concerns despite new mortgage rule
    Consumer advocates welcomed a federal effort aiming to prevent predatory mortgage lending at a town hall in Baltimore on Thursday, but expressed worries that new rules would not halt discrimination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a...
  • CFPB coming to Baltimore to talk mortgage policy

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will hold a hearing in Baltimore on Thursday, Jan. 10, to talk about mortgage policy. This will be the first field hearing by the agency in Baltimore. It’s open to the public. Consumers can get a chance...
  • CFPB: Consumers entitled to free reports from wide range of specialty reporting companies

    Many consumers are aware that the big three credit reporting agencies — TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — maintain credit files on us and that we are entitled to a free copy of our report annually. But what’s less known is that...
  • CFPB revises CARD Act rules, making it easier for stay-at-home mates to get credit

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has revised rules on the 2009 CARD Act, paving the way for non-working spouses and partners to qualify for credit cards. The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act was designed to rein in...
  • Housing legislation passes the General Assembly

    Housing legislation passes the General Assembly
    In addition to an extension of the Homestead Tax Credit application deadline, several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month. Gov....
  • Five questions with … Ari Karen

    Five questions with … Ari Karen
    The 25-year-old Baltimore-based law firm Offit Kurman recently formed a pioneering mortgage compliance affiliate, C3 Compliance Consultants, to help lenders across the United States conform with regulations launched this year by the federal Consumer...
  • American Express ordered to refund $85 million to consumers

    American Express ordered to refund $85 million to consumers
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced this morning it has ordered three subsidiaries of American Express to refund about $85 million to about a quarter of a million consumers. According to the agency, an investigation found “that at...
  • American Express ordered to refund $85M to consumers

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Monday that it had ordered three subsidiaries of American Express to refund about $85 million to roughly a quarter-million consumers for violating consumer protection laws. In addition, several federal...