Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, January 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Issues with closing or managing a bank account made up the bulk of complaints.

Friday, December 20, 2013 2:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB alleges an online lender engaged in abusive and deceptive lending practices.

Monday, November 04, 2013 5:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumer advocacy groups ask federal regulators to step up bank scrutiny.

Friday, November 01, 2013 2:18 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. court stops fake payday loan collectors operating in Cleveland, Atlanta.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks can report suspected elder financial abuse to proper authorities without fear of violating federal privacy notification and opt-out rules, federal agencies say.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:21 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The FDIC offers tips for seniors to manage their finances and protect against fraud.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

JP Morgan Chase is changing bank policies to try to help protect customers from payday lenders’ aggressive practices.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 4:48 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, or BBB, is warning consumers about a magazine subscription service that allegedly debited consumers’ bank accounts without their permission, supposedly after mailing out notices about automatic renewals of magazine subscriptions. The company, Global Subscription Services, has an F rating with the BBB and operates with a Memphis, Tenn.,

Friday, June 17, 2011 2:48 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Minority-owned community banks are vital institutions in the places where they do business, which are often under-served by financial services firms. That was the main point of remarks by John Walsh, acting comptroller of the currency at the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, at a recent interagency conference on minority-owned depository institutions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:58 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Recipients of certain federal government benefits should soon get some additional protection from creditors who want to seize the direct-deposited funds for repayment of debt. Federal law already prohibits creditors from taking government benefits out of checking accounts to satisfy unpaid debts. However, creditors have used court orders to freeze the accounts so that the

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