| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
ACE Cash Express, a leading payday lender, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle federal allegations it used false threats of lawsuits and other illegal tactics to pressure customers with overdue loans to borrow more to pay them off.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Consumer advocates have long warned that payday lenders purposely try to lure borrowers into an expensive and debilitating cycle of debt. Now, the nation's consumer financial watchdog says it has proof.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills.
The request from Richard Cordray,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday.
The refunds will go to as many as 2....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Four out of five people who take out a short-term payday loan either roll it over or take out another one within two weeks, pushing them into a cycle of debt, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday.
American Express Travel...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The calls to Dorothy Smith of Bethlehem started in January.
She was told she owed nearly $8,300 for an unpaid home-improvement loan.
Smith told the caller, Portfolio Recovery Associates of Virginia, that she didn't owe the debt. The money had been...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
A Pennsylvania woman's anger about having her wages loaded onto a debit card instead of deposited into her bank account has been recognized all the way in Washington, where a federal agency is warning employers they can't pay workers solely in plastic....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Federal regulators on Monday sued Anaheim online lender CashCall Inc., accusing the company of unlawfully collecting money from borrowers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said CashCall violated federal lending laws in at least eight states...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- In its first enforcement action against a payday lender, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday fined Cash America International $5 million and ordered $14 million in refunds for overcharging customers, robo-signing...