Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An indirect auto finance company and its car title subsidiary are in trouble with the feds for illegal debt collection tactics.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:49 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Fifth Third Bank has discriminated against some minority borrowers by marking up car loan rates.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:13 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Honda will pay $24 million in restitution and change its car loan practices as the result of discrimination against certain borrowers.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The main responsibilities of a payee are to use the benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs

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