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Sprint agrees to pay as much as $50 million to resolve a federal lawsuit accusing it of permitting unauthorized charges on to customers' phone bills.
America can't have an industry whose sole purpose is to trap people in debt, rather than to make a decent return and provide a service.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau outlines its plans for cracking down on the payday lending industry and ensuring that borrowers can repay loans.
The CFPB says arbitration clauses used by companies to dodge lawsuits take away consumers' rights to sue in courts and don't provide much relief to them.
Federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of debt.
Too many homebuyers don't shop around for their mortgage. A federal agency wants to change that stance -- and save them money.
Some prepaid debit cards have extra features that make them a feasible alternative to a traditional checking account.
The cramming suit against Sprint follows similar action against T-Mobile and AT&T.
Nearly 20 percent of Americans -- 42.9 million people -- have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
If the proposals become law, they would extend familiar banking rules to prepaid cards.
Debt collectors are the top subjects of senior citizens' complaints to the CFPB. And by far the No. 1 reason is being hounded for debts they didn't incur.
Uncle Sam has identified six unfair practices used in servicing student loans. To fight back, know your rights and turn to the CFPB if you need help.
Even the president isn't immune from credit card issues -- like having your card declined while on a date with the first lady.
Having a problem with a bank, and no luck getting through the customer service maze? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is your ally.
Payday lender ACE Cash Express, which provides small loans with very high interest rates that must be repaid quickly, is accused of harassing customers.
A consumer is exasperated because when she closed a Kohl's account months ago, the rep marked her deceased - and Experian has been slow to fix the problem.
GE's retail credit-card business has agreed to pay $169 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against Hispanic credit card customers.
If you are considering a reverse mortgage, there are other options that will permit you to gain access to the equity in your home.
The sandwich chain Quiznos is running out of dough, and is reportedly is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, partly because of declining sales.
The top U.S. consumer watchdog says he has called and written the heads of big credit card companies to press them to offer free credit scores to customers.
While folks may find comfort in the CFPB's mandate to improve the behavior of student loan servicers, the best advocates borrowers have at their disposal are themselves.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new mortgage rules have taken effect. Their purpose: To protect home buyers from the bank behaviors that led to the housing bust.
American Express agrees to a $76 million settlement with several banking regulators over charges the company used deceptive marketing and billing practices.
Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.
In 2010, the CARD Act went into effect. Its goal: to limit credit card fees and make contracts more transparent for customers. Three years later, here's how it's doing.
The bank's bad day gets worse as the CFPB rules that it owes credit card customers for identity theft protection and fraud monitoring services it never delivered.
During the past six years, consumers have paid down their outstanding balances on most forms of debt, but student loan balances have continued to increase.
Federal regulators reportedly are preparing to impose a fine of $80 million on JPMorgan Chase relating to its dealings with retail customers during the recession.
This coupon from Dick's Sporting Goods seems like a good deal, but the fine print is a real head-scratcher. Why does saving money have to be so confusing?