Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:02 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Banks sometimes aren’t thrilled to share your financial info with personal finance apps, citing security concerns. Now the CFPB is looking into it.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:07 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, is retiring effective now, 3 weeks after he apologized to the Senate Banking Committee for the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A Federal appeals court slapped down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ruled that the bureau is no longer independent, and that its director can be fired by the president for any reason.

Tags: CFPB, gnews, news
Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:58 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new regulations today aimed at ending the recurring cycle of debt from payday loans .

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:21 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.

Monday, April 04, 2016 1:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumer complaints against banks, mostly regarding checking accounts, rose in 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

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.

Monday, March 14, 2016 9:59 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

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.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

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.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

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