The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the new government organization in charge of financial oversight. Debt.com has the latest news from and about the CFPB so you can understand how this bureau affects your bottom line and how you can use the CFPB to overcome challenges like identity theft and unfair financial practices, even by banks.
November 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He signed a law undoing consumer protections for class-action lawsuits against financial abuse.
September 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The federal agency continues to aggressively battle companies that confuse and shortchange consumers.
August 10, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The biggest risk to the economy is this $1.3 trillion consumer debt — which Trump is doing nothing about
July 27, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Democrats want to offer “A Better Deal,” but they’ll have to win a lot of seats first.
July 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
For years, credit card companies and banks have avoided class-action lawsuits by writing rules prohibiting them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just snapped those rules.
June 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking retail credit card companies to end deferred interest card offers since many consumers don’t actually know what that means.
June 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Low-income consumers are 240 percent more likely to start their credit history with negative records, like a debt collection.
June 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants you to avoid falling into the trap of promotional credit card offers.
June 8, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He wants the CFPB gutted, but also is “looking at” busting up big banks.
April 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The IRS will use private debt collectors who have failed before, including one the federal government is already suing for ripping consumers off.
March 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Republicans may hate it, but the courts — and even Mike Pence’s economist — don’t.
February 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Secretary of Education responded (sort of) to more than 140 Congressional questions beyond her confirmation hearing. But nobody talked about it.
February 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Neil M. Gorsuch is a lot like Justice Antonin Scalia — except for one big thing.
January 26, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He’s hiring people that hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and pledged to tear up post-recession banking regulations
December 26, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Prepaid cards are finally getting some of the protections all their plastic cousins have.
May 10, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger
The federal government tries something novel: clarity.
August 11, 2015 | Debt.com
They won’t tell you, but we will.
May 21, 2014 | Angela Colley
My bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. I got it all back. Here’s how.
March 10, 2014 | Monica Victor
I took out student loans so I could get a job. Now my student loans might prevent me from getting a job.