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WASHINGTON -- The regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons. It responds to financially powerful and politically sophisticated factions. And it encourages rent-seekers to exploit...
WASHINGTON -- Older Americans can be confused by dozens of special designations for financial advisors for seniors, and government officials should set strict standards for training and conduct to prevent abuses, according to a federal report released...
The Baltimore SunIn addition to an extension of the Homestead Tax Credit application deadline, several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month. Gov....
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Watchdog with Paul MuschickFederal authorities this week released data on more than 90,000 complaints filed about mortgages, student loans, other loans and banking issues. The data expand on a previously released database of credit card complaints. The Consumer Financial Protection...
WASHINGTON — The regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons. It responds to financially powerful and politically sophisticated factions. And it encourages rent-seekers to...
Borrowers with student loans from private lenders need more flexible repayment plans and should be able to refinance at lower rates once they establish a solid record of making payments, a key advocate told the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
Tags: Money and Monetary Policy, Consumers, Loans
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators hit four national private mortgage insurance companies Thursday with a combined $15.4 million in fines to settle allegations of making improper kickbacks to lenders to steer consumer business to them. The fines, which...
Banks aren’t living up to pledges they made as part of a $26-billion settlement of government investigations into mortgage servicing and foreclosure abuses, according to an advocacy group’s survey of California housing counselors and lawyers....
Change of Subjecto borrow a football metaphor, a federal appeals court threw the flag last week against the president of the United States for unsportsmanlike conduct. Specifically, a three-judge panel in the Washington, D.C., circuit ruled that President Barack Obama's...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a director only because the president went around Congress and seated Richard Cordray through a recess appointment. Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general, was up for nomination again today, and the...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickMy family has a pile of gift cards on the counter after yesterday's festivities. We'll try to use them as soon as we can, so we don't forget or lose them. You should, too, because if the business closes or......
Watchdog with Paul MuschickA federal agency is scheduled to announce new rules today governing how future mortgages can be made. The centerpiece of the rules is making sure borrowers can afford to repay the loans. Shouldn't that always have been the case? That's......
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