by Alan Pyke Posted on August 1, 2014
The service banks call "overdraft protection" doesn't protect your money. People who opt into the service pay 10 times more in fees per month.
by Alan Pyke Posted on July 30, 2014
A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 27, 2014 Updated: April 28, 2014
The Massachusetts Senator told George Stephanopoulos that she left the GOP after the party dedicated itself to tilting the playing field in favor of Wall Street.
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by Alan Pyke Posted on March 11, 2014
In just the last eight months, members of the armed forces have reported almost 4,000 separate instances of debt collector harassment.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 12, 2014 Updated: February 12, 2014
House conservatives who oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turned to Nazi comparisons.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 10, 2014
The fight to curb abusive payday lenders continues to simmer at the state level, but real relief for consumers might need to come from national action.
by David Sanchez - Guest Contributor Posted on February 4, 2014
A new report highlights the importance of having a cop on the beat like the CFPB looking out for consumers.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 21, 2014
Just a few years after they launched high-rate short-term loans for depositors, some big banks are getting out of the cash advance business.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 2, 2014
After payday lenders helped drive one opponent out of office, a second Utah lawmaker is taking up his campaign to curb their predatory practices.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 21, 2013
One of the country's largest payday lenders will pay a $5 million fine and $14 million in restitution to borrowers.