Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

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

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?

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

CFPB fined the bank nearly $3 million for false advertisements of “free” checking accounts.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Millions of Americans are excluded from the banking system due to reports that document their personal finance histories.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. “Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:16 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Some nonbanks have “systemic flaws” in how they treat consumers, the CFPB says.

Friday, May 09, 2014 5:23 pm
By Allison Ross ·

The Financial Stability Oversight Council advises government policymakers on how to address potential threats to the financial sector.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:02 am
By Allison Ross ·

Some consumers end up paying more in fees than the amount of money initially borrowed.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:04 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

How the two chambers are handling their oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has become a study in contrast.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, CFPB’s Office of Financial Education is just getting off the ground.

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