Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:11 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges Sprint collected hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges from cell phone customers.

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.

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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is implementing a new rule that will allow certain banks and credit unions to stop sending privacy disclosures via standard mail. Do you understand your bank’s privacy policies?

Monday, September 29, 2014 5:04 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The Michigan-based bank is paying the price for breaking the CFPB’s new mortgage-servicing rules.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The news that an auto finance company distorted consumer credit records for years is a good reminder to check your credit report regularly.

Monday, August 11, 2014 5:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Add the CFPB to the list of agencies warning consumers about the perils of cryptocurrencies.

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