Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren’t the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:40 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Gorsuch’s big judicial decisions have favored religious freedom over government regulation and state’s rights over the power of the federal government. But how might that impact consumers or their wallets directly?

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:42 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The federal government has finalized new rules designed to make fees more transparent and to better protect consumers in case of loss or theft.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:48 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Credit card interest rates aren’t increasing anytime soon, but one government agency worries about the shock consumers will encounter when they do.

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 .

Monday, April 04, 2016 11:12 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now taking complaints about online personal loans. Here’s what consumers have had to say.

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.

Friday, March 04, 2016 5:08 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Odds are you’ve seen an appeal from your bank or credit union to switch from paper statements to electronic statements. But for customers on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide,” paper statements remain an essential tool for managing their accounts, according to a new report.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently launched a national student loan counseling program that aims to help millions struggling to repay.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.

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