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DeVos Department Tries To Block Public Streaming Of Student Debt Hearing
Attorney, advocate, writer at RepublicReport.org
This is an open government meeting, the record of which should not be censored.
For Consumer Problems, Sometimes The Best Advocate Has A Law Degree
Author, How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time...
In a do-it-yourself world, when shouldn’t you do it yourself? That’s sometimes hard to know with a consumer problem. Most
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GOP Senator's Push To Let Debit-Card Companies Rip People Off Fails
The measure "would have been a travesty" for consumers, an advocate said.
Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?
Author of Swiped. Former Director New Jersey Division of Consu...
According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.
Consumer Group Criticizes Education Department's Debt Collectors
For example, the Education Department's debt collectors are required to offer most borrowers in default the opportunity to
Has Anyone Heard of the Uniform Law Commission?
New York filmmaker/author/blogger
I doubt many American know anything about this group composed mainly of business and real estate lawyers and now engaged in drafting something called the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.
Student Debt Relief Companies Charging Borrowers Extra Fees For Free Programs: Report
The report found that companies advertised as exclusive student-loan programs such as income-based repayment, income-contingent
An Agenda to Make Sure Consumers are Heard
CEO, Consumers Union; Publisher, Consumer Reports
Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.
Qualified Mortgages From the CFPB: Buyer Beware!
D. Sidney Potter
Viewed as a forced marriage -- they didn't seem to be arguing that much. In fact, Wells Fargo and the CFPB seem to be enjoying
Unemployment Debit Cards Now Carry Fewer Fees: Report
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'Adding Insult to Injury:' After Son's Apparent Suicide, Mother Charged $14,000 in Taxes for Parent Plus Loans
Blogger of CrynWorthy & Author of Solving the Student Loan Cri...
Roswell Friend, 22, went for his last run on August 18, 2011. Images of him running were captured by security cameras at Temple University -- where he had been a student.
Rent-To-Own Industry, Long Criticized For Preying On Military, Pledges To Find Jobs For Vets
Consumer advocates, however, have long called the industry's solicitation of military members predatory, alleging that rent
Rent-A-Center CEO: New Consumer Bureau Won't Have Authority Over Us
The Dodd-Frank Act, the bill that established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, specifies that the agency
Foreclosure Crisis: The Twisted World Of Mortgage Lender Error
One of the accounting errors that the Allens allege that Bank of America made in calculating their loan balance was the misapplication
Foreclosure From Old Mortgages 'Most Egregious Manifestation' Of Broken Housing Market
By Reuters, Reuters
To Wells Fargo, it was as if the refinance had never occurred. Yet Wells Fargo then reported two mortgages to the credit
For Families On Welfare, Few Protections From Theft And Fraud
That lack of security places many of the country's poorest families at serious risk of financial upheaval. Last week, Carpio
Bank Of America Signs HUD Pact Over Faulty Loss Mitigation
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has reached a settlement with Bank of America that releases the company from
States Shortchange The Unemployed With Junk Debit Card Fees: Study
Indeed: The NCLC study itself points out that for people without bank accounts, "getting cash from a UC prepaid card will
For-Profit Colleges Offer High-Risk Loans To Keep Fed Dollars Flowing, Consumer Group Says
Deanne Loonin, the staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center who wrote the report, noted that much of the information
The Payday Industry's Powerful Friend
Journalist, Author of 'Broke USA'
The country's payday lenders and check cashers gave more in campaign donations to Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) than any other Republican in Congress.
Foreclosures Are More Profitable Than Loan Modifications, According To New Report
"Servicers may even make money on a foreclosure," she writes. "And, usually, a loan modification will cost the servicer something
Reverse Mortgages Are "Subprime Revisited," Says Consumer Law Group
The National Consumer Law Center wants loan originators and wholesalers to be liable for damages in lawsuits brought by aggrieved
Creep of the Week: PennyMac's Stanford L. Kurland
Leo W. Gerard
International President United Steelworkers union
But Kurland's not hurting. He cashed out of Countrywide before its stock tanked, taking $200 million with him. He used some
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