Information from a newly launched assessment tool shows that mortgage delinquency rates have dropped to levels not seen since before the recession, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit last week against Freedom Debt Relief, the nation’s largest debt-settlement services provider, and its co-CEO and co-founder Andrew Housser, for allegedly deceiving consumers.
Forty-two percent of auto loans made in the last year carried a payback term of six years or more, compared to just 26 percent in 2009, according to a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit in federal court against two service providers for deceptively suggesting that they were affiliated with the federal government as well as falsely promising to eliminate consumers’ debts and improve their credit scores.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued principles for protecting consumers when they authorize third party companies to access their financial data to provide certain financial products and services.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has handled more than 20,000 complaints over the last year from consumers about student loans.
A group of more than twenty finance industry organizations filed suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, seeking to halt implementation of the bureau’s new arbitration rule.
The rule requires payday lenders to determine upfront whether or not the consumer is capable of repaying the loan, among other restrictions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined real estate settlement services provider Meridian Title Corporation $1.25 million for illegal kickbacks relating to consumers referred to an affiliated title-insurance business.