Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The news that an auto finance company distorted consumer credit records for years is a good reminder to check your credit report regularly.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says First Investors knowingly provided inaccurate information to credit bureaus.

Monday, August 11, 2014 5:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Add the CFPB to the list of agencies warning consumers about the perils of cryptocurrencies.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

CFPB warns schools about a lack of transparency in their agreements with banks to market products to students.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. “Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The CFPB wants to hear consumers’ complaints about prepaid cards and other nonbank products

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

In a move that could create further tension with banks but generate popularity with consumers wanting to vent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing publishing more information on consumer complaints against banks. In particular, the CFPB wants to give customers the ability to publicly publish narratives of their experiences with a financial company. It

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:24 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing a Georgia-based firm for allegedly churning out debt collection law suits.

Monday, July 14, 2014 5:25 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Agency says ACE Cash Express pressured borrowers into taking out loans they couldn’t afford.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:08 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The order represents the largest federal credit card discrimination settlement in history.

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