Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

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