Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:36 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The oft-maligned payday lending industry may be about to get a makeover.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:51 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a public inquiry into how the credit card market works.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:21 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The CFPB also wants agencies to make it easier for consumers to access and interpret their credit reports.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is working on a tool to help colleges strike deals with banks that don’t stick students with high fees and skimpy features.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:06 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new report alleges more campuses are marketing debit and prepaid cards over credit cards to shirk disclosure requirements.

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has an unlikely supporter of its proposal for tighter prepaid card regulations — Green Dot, the issuer of one of the most recognized prepaid cards in the country.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with knowing your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you should know your debts and credit account listings.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

There’s a loophole in the law that protects your bank debit card against errors, fraud and lost cards, and those protections don’t apply to most prepaid cards.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls out student loan serving companies for illegal practices.

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