The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.
Consumer complaints against banks, mostly regarding checking accounts, rose in 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.
U.S. officials are starting to take a closer look at tech companies that are having a bigger and bigger impact on the financial services industry.
A fiduciary is defined as anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. Family caregivers, while not professional fiduciaries, still have strict guidelines for their conduct.
Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.
The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.
The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.
The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.
An indirect auto finance company and its car title subsidiary are in trouble with the feds for illegal debt collection tactics.