Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:48 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

What if the appointment of the CFPB’s head is ruled unconstitutional?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, plans to streamline a number of regulations it “inherited” as part of its inception from seven other agencies. And it’s asking the public for advice on how to tackle the job. Raj Date, special adviser to the Treasury on the CFPB, said in a statement the goal is

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