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  • Debt-Laden College Students Worry About Refinancing: Survey 
    American Banker 08 Oct 2014
    A survey of 500 current college students released Oct. 7 by Citizens Financial Group indicates that they currently are carrying $22,000 to $25,000 in student-loan debt, and by the time they graduate, ...
  • Feds Crack Down on Elderly Financial Abuse in Spanish-Speaking Communities 
    The Hill 07 Oct 2014
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have joined forces to protect Spanish-speaking senior citizens from financial fraud.
  • Car Dealers Resisting Regulations on Fees 
    Detroit Free Press 07 Oct 2014
    The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is fighting efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to eliminate dealers' ability to charge varying rates for higher-risk loans.
  • U.S. Consumer Credit Posts Smallest Gain Since November 
    Reuters 07 Oct 2014
    The Federal Reserve reported on Oct. 7 that U.S. consumer credit climbed to $3.25 trillion in August, and the increase of $13.5 billion for the month was the smallest since November.
  • Consumer Delinquencies Continue Falling to Record Low 
    Washington Business Journal 07 Oct 2014
    The American Bankers Association (ABA) reports that overall consumer debt delinquencies hit a record low of 1.57 percent in the second quarter, down from 1.
  • New Mortgage Lender Demands Less Documentation 
    Wall Street Journal 07 Oct 2014
    Social Finance, or SoFi, has offered mortgages in California since August and expanded its business to New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and the District of Columbia on Oct.
  • Online Lender CashCall Must Pay $1.5 Million to Iowans 
    Des Moines Register 06 Oct 2014
    Iowa officials have brokered a settlement with online lender CashCall, which agreed to surrender its license and fork over $1.
  • GAO Calls on Treasury to Better Track Homeowner Relief Data 
    The Hill 06 Oct 2014
    In a new report, the Government Accountability Office concludes that Treasury officials could do more to assess why some distressed homeowners are redefaulting after receiving federal mortgage relief.
  • Payday Lender All American Doing Business Under Temporary License 
    Mississippi Business Journal 06 Oct 2014
    Madison-based payday lender All American Check Cashing, unable to renew its annual license because of regulatory troubles, instead is operating in Mississippi under a temporary license granted by the ...
  • Racial Disparity in Mortgage Refinancing Data 
    New York Times 05 Oct 2014
    Last year saw a 25 percent slump in mortgage refinancing from 2012, due almost entirely to less participation among white and Asian borrowers, according to a data analysis by the Urban ...
  • Socorro Works on Payday Ordinance 
    El Paso Times (TX) 04 Oct 2014
    Socorro has become the latest Texas jurisdiction to attempt to restrict payday lenders, which have recently opened branches locally.
  • New York AG Sues Law Firms for Mortgage Loan Relief Scam 
    DSNews 03 Oct 2014
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued two law firms and their principal attorney, Gennady Litvin, for allegedly participating in a fraudulent mortgage rescue scam.
  • The High-Tech Ways Debt Collectors Get You to Pay Up 
    Credit.com 02 Oct 2014
    Debt collectors are using the latest technology, including social media and "ignition interrupt devices," to track down debtors, prompting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to launch ...
  • High Court to Take Housing Bias Case 
    Associated Press 02 Oct 2014
    The nation's highest court is again preparing to take on the controversial principle of "disparate impact" as it applies to housing bias.
  • Online Lending Sites Offer Alternative to Traditional Borrowing 
    New York Times 02 Oct 2014
    Consumers wanting to consolidate loans or credit card debt or borrow for a vacation or a wedding once had few options other than obtaining a personal loan from a local bank or using another credit ...
  • CoreLogic: U.S. Foreclosure Rate Crept Up in August 
    MortgageOrb.com 02 Oct 2014
    CoreLogic estimates that 45,000 foreclosures were processed in August, about 1.1 percent more than in July.

    The tally is down 22.
  • Subprime Credit Cards Are Making a Comeback: ABA 
    American Banker 01 Oct 2014
    The American Bankers Association says that after a six-year slump, the subprime credit card market has posted a 62 percent gain, with new subprime accounts rising from 1.
  • Checking the Check Cashers 
    Bohemian.com 01 Oct 2014
    California is one of 32 states that has seen growth in payday lending over the last two decades. It has had trouble enacting any limits on payday lenders beyond the existing laws since the practice ...
  • HUD Watchdog Accuses EverBank of Violating FHA Short Sale Policies 
    Housing Wire 01 Oct 2014
    A HUD watchdog investigating short sales by EverBank has concluded that the bank violated FHA policies.
  • Hispanic Borrowers Diminishing in California Housing 
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek 30 Sep 2014
    In California, Hispanics -- more than any other group -- have been unable to tap into the housing recovery and rebuild wealth through homeownership, mainly due to tighter mortgage underwriting and ...
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