Report: Student banking products more expensive, less transparent

Student banking products offered by financial institutions and colleges are often more expensive than comparable products and often don’t follow Department of Education requirements, according to a recent report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

CFPB: Financial companies must safeguard consumer data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently confirmed that companies without adequate safeguards to protect consumer data are at greater risk of being held liable under the Consumer Financial Protection Act. 

U.S. Bank fined $37.5 million for account fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined U.S. Bank $37.5 million for knowingly allowing employees to illegally access customer credit reports and for opening checking, savings and credit accounts without permission for more than a decade.

Bank of America fined $225 million

Federal regulators fined Bank of America $225 million for mishandling the distribution of pandemic unemployment dollars and other public benefits. 

CFPB says ‘pay-to-pay’ fees often illegal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an advisory opinion late last month affirming that federal law frequently prohibits debt collectors from charging “pay-to-pay” fees.

CFPB says companies must protect customer data privacy

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a legal interpretation on July 7 advising that credit reporting companies and users of credit reports “have specific obligations to protect the public’s data privacy,” and could be held criminally liable for not meeting those obligations. 

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