santander-bank

Santander Bank Fined $10 Million for Illegal Overdraft Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Santander Bank, N.A. to pay a $10 million fine for illegal marketing of overdraft services and using a telemarketing firm that signed some bank customers for the overdraft service without their consent.

Do Not Fall For A Law Firm’s “6-minute Sales Pitch”

Check out this web site or just Google the topic. You will see law firms that advertise on TV and the Internet subscribe to this policy of the “6 minute sales pitch”. For years there has been a move to create mass-production law firms rather than law firms designed to assist their client’s individual needs.  […]

Mortgage Modification Frauds

Big Banks Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges

Article in the Washington Post: Last week, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that five major banks were pleading guilty to criminal charges for what she described as a “brazen display of collusion” to manipulate the currency markets. 

Student Loans – CFPB Helping Deal with Financial Nightmare

Announcement from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is launching a public inquiry into student loan servicing practices that can make paying back loans a stressful or harmful process for borrowers.

Bankruptcy Can Help Seniors Find Peace of Mind

I highly recommend this great article in the New York Times about bankruptcy and the elderly.  Everyone should understand the issues related to protecting your own or your parents’ hard earned retirement funds when faced with a financial crisis. 

Big Banks Profit by Falsely Reporting Bankrupt Debts

According to an article in the New York Times, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase are finally agreeing to properly identify debts that were discharged in bankruptcy. 

Too Poor to File Bankruptcy – a New Class of Americans

Ten years after the passage of the “new” bankruptcy law we find a new class of Americans “the permanently insolvent”.    You won’t find reference to this group in any financial magazine.  But, hundreds of thousands of Americans are in a position of being hounded mercilessly by debt collectors, but unable to afford to file for […]

Another Loan Workout Nightmare, plus Resources for Saving Your Home: Arizona

Yet another loan workout or modification scam.  I am disgusted by the number of calls we receive every week detailing a company or lawyer who takes someone’s hard earned money and fails to deliver on their promise to modify the home mortgage.