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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates

    Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates
    Next month, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management rolls out the Pathways programs, created by President Barack Obama in an effort to better attract young people to federal government jobs. The programs aim to streamline and standardize recruiting,...
  • Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home

    Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home
    Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland. He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
  • 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...
  • CFPB takes first step toward regulating prepaid cards

    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 ...
  • University of Maryland pledges to make financial aid transparent

    University of Maryland system is among 10 colleges and universities promising to make financial aid transparent to students. It’s part of an Obama Administration effort to make sure incoming students understand what they’re getting into. The...
  • CFPB releases nearly 2,000 comments on private student loans

    When borrowers complain about student loan debt it is most likely they are talking about private education loans. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been getting an earful of complaints about these types of loans that don't have the...
  • Financial aid award letters often lack transparency and wind up confusing students and parents

    When you buy a house, you know the price and your monthly payment. The same with a car. But when it comes to a college education, students often don't have a clear idea of what they'll end up paying or whether one school is offering a better aid...
  • CFPB releases online database on credit card complaints

    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...
  • Feds target mortgage modification scams

    Feds target mortgage modification scams
    The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has teamed up with the Treasury Department and — this is a mouthful — the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program — to shutter mortgage modification...
  • Is a new credit card regulation hurting stay-at-home spouses?

    An aim of the landmark credit card reform act of 2009 was to protect consumers from getting too deep into debt. One regulation that took effect in October requires that credit card issuers weigh a consumer's "independent ability to pay" — not...
  • GOP's anti-democratic tantrum

    GOP's anti-democratic tantrum
    "Balanced." "Fair-minded." Showing "great personal integrity." These are some of the terms a bipartisan group of 37 state attorneys general used to describe former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the...
  • Psssst: CFPB wants to hear from whistleblowers

    Hard as Senate Republicans try to prevent the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from fully doing its job, you got to hand it to the agency for doing what it can. The CFPB now says it wants to hear from whistleblowers with information about...