- Mortgage Help for Members of the Military
Fox Business 17 Feb 2014
Job stress, time constraints, and general instability have all made the housing crisis more severe for members of the U.S. military, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reports.
- Payday Legislation Gets Second Wind
Times Daily (Alabama) 16 Feb 2014
A bill to regulate payday lending in Alabama recently stalled in a House committee, but two senators are now considering their own measures. Sen.
- Payday Loan Bill Flies Through Panel
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) 14 Feb 2014
Proposals to limit payday lending in Utah have hit roadblocks in the past, but recent scandals have encouraged swifter action.
- Nevada A.G. Agrees to Deal in Lender Fraud Civil Lawsuit
Reno Gazette-Journal 14 Feb 2014
The company formerly known as Lender Processing Services (LPS) has settled a "robosigning" lawsuit lodged against it in Nevada -- the only state not to accept a nationwide payout from the firm -- ...
- Predatory-Lending Bill Wins Unanimous Committee Support
Foster's Daily Democrat (NH) 13 Feb 2014
In Maine, the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee has granted its full support to a bill intended to beat back online predatory lenders that target consumers in the state despite a ...
- Ala. Payday Lender Bill Stalls in Committee
Associated Press 13 Feb 2014
The Alabama House Financial Services Committee this week sent a payday loan bill to a subcommittee, a move that Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) says was meant to kill the legislation.
- Payday Lending Bill Sees Criticism
MagicValley.com 13 Feb 2014
The group Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) is working toward state and city laws that would protect consumers from payday lenders.
- Predatory Lawmaking
Willamette Week 12 Feb 2014
Although Oregon lawmakers outlawed payday lenders in 2007, a debt collection firm wants to offer a type of lending that consumer advocates say is equally egregious.
- Data Brokers Come Under Fresh Scrutiny
Wall Street Journal 12 Feb 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and some lawmakers are turning up the heat on data brokers that compile profiles of financially troubled consumers ...
- Fees Matter Most When Choosing a Bank: Survey
American Banker 12 Feb 2014
Bank fees could make or break customer loyalty, according to a survey from GoBankingRates. Out of 1,517 poll respondents, 45 percent said that "low or no fees" is the banking feature or service ...
- Late Payment Rate on Mortgages Falls
Associated Press 11 Feb 2014
The return of home appreciation, a strengthening job market, and mortgage modification programs have bolstered Americans' finances, allowing more of them to keep current on their home loans.