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7 “Jeopardy!” Blunders By Obama’s Top Consumer Watchdog

7 “Jeopardy!” Blunders By Obama’s Top Consumer Watchdog

Office of Attorney General of Ohio(WASHINGTON) — This newly installed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau waited two years for confirmation from the U.S. Senate. He also won Jeopardy! five times in 1987, graduated from both Michigan and O…

CFPB Unveils New Mortgage Rules to Protect Borrowers

CFPB Unveils New Mortgage Rules to Protect Borrowers

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Thursday new rules for mortgages designed to protect consumers and banks from the kind of lending that contributed to the 2008 housing collapse.The ne…

Feds Release First Report on Credit Reporting Agencies

Feds Release First Report on Credit Reporting Agencies

Zoonar/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you’re reading this, you probably have a credit file.  Nearly every American is the subject of a unique credit report, detailing credit cards, loans, and bank accounts.But for the first time, the federal g…

American Express Will Reimburse $85 Million to About 250,000 Customers

American Express Will Reimburse $85 Million to About 250,000 Customers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) has announced yet another enforcement action.  American Express will reimburse $85 million to about 250,000 customers to resolve accusations that the compa…

CFPB Launches Online Credit Card Complaint Database

CFPB Launches Online Credit Card Complaint Database

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Do you have a gripe with your bank about credit cards?  Well, starting on Tuesday you can see if others feel the same way.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a new online database that will allow …

How Safe Are Prepaid Cards? CFPB Seeks to Find Out

How Safe Are Prepaid Cards? CFPB Seeks to Find Out

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Prepaid cards may face new federal regulations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken the first step Wednesday morning, asking for comments on how to make sure prepaid cards are safe and come with transparent…

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Propose New Mortgage Rules

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Propose New Mortgage Rules

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Even the most sophisticated home buyer can find mortgages daunting. And that’s precisely why the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to propose new rules that will simplify things like mortg…

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