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Consumer protection and advocacy
October 05, 2017
Federal regulator clamps down on payday lending industry
Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under ...
September 29, 2017
Business groups sue to stop rule opening them up to lawsuits
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an array of trade groups representing banks and businesses have filed a lawsuit targeting ...
September 27, 2017
Dems wield Equifax, Wells Fargo in fight over arbitration
Equifax and Wells Fargo. Democrats determined to stop Republicans from overturning a consumer-oriented rule are using the ...
September 27, 2017
Equifax CEO steps down in wake of huge personal data hack
Embattled Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed ...
September 22, 2017
Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax
Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new ...
September 21, 2017
GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales ...
September 13, 2017
New lawsuits, gestures to customers in Equifax data breach
Equifax faces new lawsuits and is trying to make new gestures to customers in the wake of its disclosure last week that it ...
September 04, 2017
Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases
Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are ...
September 01, 2017
Texas law easing insurer penalties takes effect amid Harvey
A new Texas law pushed by the insurance industry kicked in Friday, a week after Harvey made landfall, softening the financial ...
August 31, 2017
Lawmaker, Consumer chief spar over 'political ambitions'
A fierce Republican critic of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is pressing the agency's Democratic chief to announce ...
August 24, 2017
Wells Fargo wants lawsuits tossed in favor of arbitration
A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, ...
August 15, 2017
Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data
Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the ...
August 10, 2017
Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation
Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were ...
August 04, 2017
Casino industry in US has new rules for responsible gambling
The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. on Thursday rolled out a new code of conduct with consumer ...
July 26, 2017
Republicans move to repeal financial rule opposed by banks
Targeting government regulations, the Republican-led House on Tuesday voted to nullify a rule that would let consumers join ...
July 22, 2017
US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims
Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they ...
July 20, 2017
Republicans target arbitration rule for consumers
Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather ...
July 12, 2017
Republicans say they'll move to halt consumer watchdog rule
Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking ...
July 10, 2017
Federal regulator moves to mostly ban arbitration clauses
Consumers could band together to sue their banks or credit card companies under a federal rule issued Monday that's likely ...
June 21, 2017
Student loan servicer fights back as states eye protections
The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers ...