Govt. Watchdog Zeroes in on Debt Collectors

Consumers hounded by sometimes-threatening debt collection calls could soon get some relief. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be keeping a closer eye on debt collectors starting next year

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Banks Sound Off On New Complaints Database

If you want to complain about your credit card, a new government website will let you make that complaint public. That’s a win for consumers — but is it fair to banks?

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Do Overdraft Protection Programs Prey on the Poor?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is launching an investigation into banks' overdraft protection programs and fees

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Help on the Way for Some Underwater Homeowners

Some of the nation’s biggest banks will have to cough up $25 billion, thanks to last week’s mortgage fraud settlement — and more than a million homeowners could be getting a piece of that pie

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What You Should Know About Your New Gift Card

The first few weeks after you receive a gift card are important — both for you and for the retailer who wants that card put to work. Here's what you need to know about your new card.

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