Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” is the first organization that is actually taking huge steps to punish lenders and creditors who are preying on the innocent or naive consumer.

Reverse Mortgage – good or bad idea?

CFPB REPORT WARNS THAT TAKING OUT A REVERSE MORTGAGE LOAN CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAXIMIZE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Reprint from The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (8/24/2017)  CFPB issued a report warning older consumers about taking out a reverse mortgage loan in order to bridge the gap in income while delaying Social Security […]

Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers?

From Bloomberg: Student Loan Giant Faces Trial over US Claim it Duped Borrowers. Lawsuits brought by  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state attorneys general of Washington and Illinois allege that Navient mistreated hundreds of thousands of student debtors by taking shortcuts to minimize its own costs, while adding what the CFPB said was as much as $4 […]

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12 Million Consumer Credit Scores Raised July 1, 2017

New policy governing credit reporting criteria. Photo by CafeCredit under CC 2.0 Starting July 1, 2017, the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, are starting a new policy that will raise about 12 million consumers’ credit scores as much as 10 points.  This could mean the difference in qualifying for a better […]

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Credit Repair Scams – $2 Million for Misleading Consumers & Illegal Fees

CREDIT REPAIR SCAMS – COMPANIES SUED FOR CHARGING ILLEGAL FEES AND MISLEADING CONSUMERS The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), June 27, 2017, filed two complaints and proposed final judgments in federal court against Prime Credit, LLC, IMC Capital, LLC, Commercial Credit Consultants (Accurise), Blake Johnson, Eric Schlegel, Park View Law, fka as Prime Law Experts, […]

Student Loan Forgiveness Approval Letters May Be Invalid

Thousands of student loan approval letters from FedLoan Servicing are not binding and can be rescinded at any time. According to a New York Times article “more than 550,000 people have signed up for a federal program that promises to repay their remaining student loans after they work 10 years in a public service job,” […]

Experian Fined $3 Million for Deceiving Consumers

According to a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ‘CFBP’ Experian is fined $3 Million for Deceiving Consumers Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against Experian and its subsidiaries for deceiving consumers about the use of credit scores it sold to consumers. Experian claimed the credit scores it […]

Nationstar Mortgage to Pay 1.7M For Failure to Report Accurate Loan Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Nationstar Mortgage LLC for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by consistently failing to report accurate data about mortgage transactions for 2012 through 2014. The CFPB is requiring Nationstar to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, improve its compliance management to prevent future violations, and review, […]

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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.

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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.