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Buying a Used Car

Here are several resources to check out when considering buying a used car. Read More

Information Regarding Everest Institute College

f you are a current Everest Institute student and need further information regarding student loan relief options. Read More

CFPB Provides Guidance to Avoid Disability Income Discrimination

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a bulletin reminding lenders that requiring unnecessary documentation from consumers who receive Social Security disability income may raise fair lending risk. The bulletin calls attention to standards and guidelines that may help lenders comply with the law, and help ensure that recipients of Social Security disability income receive fair and equal access to credit.  Read More

Top Ten Ways The CFPB Can Help You With Financial Questions

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has put together this great resource of how the CFPB can help you. It includes information on how to make complaints to the CFPB. Read More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides information and assistance on a variety of consumer financial issues. Read More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to hold auto lenders accountable for illegal discriminatory markup

“Consumers should not have to pay more for a car loan simply based on their race,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Today’s bulletin clarifies our authority to pursue auto lenders whose policies harm consumers through unlawful discrimination.” Read More

Criticism Grows as Check-Cashing Stores Expand in Poorer Areas

Behind bulletproof glass, a smiling teller at a RiteCheck store in the South Bronx waited patiently for customers to hand over their checks. For every $100 cashed, she collected a $1.91 service fee. Read More

Is Subprime Lending Fueling the Auto Surge?

New research shows that lenders are loosening their standards for auto loans for people with damaged credit, but this is better news for lenders than it is for borrowers — or auto companies. Read More

Room for Debate: Are Banks Making Too Much Money From Fees?

Since the collapse of the housing bubble, and the recession, banks have been making more money from consumer fees. Do these charges need to be more closely regulated or limited, or are they necessary for the health of the banks, and the economy. Read More

Fair Notice on Fair Lending

We are letting both lenders and consumers know that in our examination and enforcement work, we will combat unlawful, discriminatory practices—including those that have an illegal disparate impact on protected borrowers. We will look not only at mortgage lending, but also at other types of credit including student loans, loans for cars, and credit cards. Read More