Posts Tagged - 'new laws'

Is CFPB Facing Massive Changes?

June 25, 2013, by Jon Dell

CFPB is facing heat again for simply doing its job. Republicans continue to undermine the agency and Director Cordray’s efforts.

Another Kick for the Unbanked

May 21, 2013, by CreditCardsLab

The under- and unbanked consumers have another problem to worry about: remaining in compliance with new healthcare laws. Insurance companies often require credit cards and bank accounts. Are prepaid cards the answer?

Is Brown-Vitter Bill Good for Consumers or Banks?

May 7, 2013, by Jon Dell

The nation’s banks are working hard to keep the next round of financial laws from getting through Congress. Brown Vitter isn’t Dodd Frank, but it’s just as good.

60 Minutes Doc Reveals 40M Credit Report Errors

February 13, 2013, by Jon Dell

Steve Kroft with 60 Minutes reports there could be 40 million credit report errors on Americans’ credit histories.

New Credit Notices

January 23, 2013, by Beth May

Federal law requires creditors to furnish certain information. Here’s what to look for.

FHA Halts New Credit Restrictions

July 2, 2012, by CreditCardsLab

Now, FHA loan applicants won’t be required to pay off old debts or disputed credit entries on their credit reports, making owning a home less challenging.

Banks Making Out Like ‘Middlemen’?

May 31, 2012, by Jon Dell

As if current economic times weren’t tough enough, unsecured debt is a growing problem for families looking to send their children to college.

Credit Cards and Mortgages

May 3, 2012, by Antonio Bard

Ready to buy a new home? Check out the latest tips from FDIC before you call your realtor. They could make a huge difference in how well or how easy buying that home might be.