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11/13/17

Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays


11/10/17

Black family that sued white neighbor for harassment wins money, apology


11/06/17

As renters struggle to pay the bills, landlords and speculators cash in


10/26/17

Record inequality: The top 1% controls 38.6% of America's wealth


10/25/17

Mike Pence cast the deciding vote as Senate Republicans struck down a rule that would have let Americans sue banks and credit card companies


10/24/17

Rent Control Expansion Proposed for Ballot; Newsom Says State Needs to Build 3.5 Million Homes


10/20/17

A Boom in Credit Cards: Great News for Banks, Less So Consumers


10/20/17

Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program


10/12/17

Goldman Has a New Way for You to Bet on the Next Banking Crisis


10/09/17

How Americas Biggest Bank Paid Its Fine for the 2008 Mortgage CrisisWith Phony Mortgages! - by David Dayen


10/04/17

FTC Files First Case Against Online Influencers


9/26/17

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAUS FIRST NATIONAL SURVEY ON FINANCIAL WELL-BEING SHOWS MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF U.S. ADULTS STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET


9/16/17

CFPB Deal Could Mean Relief From Wall Street's Worst Student Loans


9/10/17

The number of starving college students is shockingly high


9/10/17

First They Fought the Storm; Now, They Fight Their Landlord


9/06/17

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against an online lead aggregator for steering consumers toward lenders who offered illegal or unlicensed loans that were void in the consumers state.


8/26/17

More Seniors Facing Forelcosure on Reverse Mortgage


8/24/17

Wells Fargo accused of ripping off mom-and-pop shops


8/17/17

The CFPB seeks $183.3 million in relief for 41,000 borrowers who took out private student loans made under Corinthian Colleges predatory Genesis loan program.


8/08/17

Student loan giant Navient Corp., the industrys largest, has suffered a pair of courtroom defeats in its attempt to block government lawsuits alleging borrowers had been mistreated.


8/05/17

Despite reforms and new tech, one economist predicts revenue from overdraft fees tied to poor math skills will rise to $40 billion by 2020.


8/02/17

CFPB Takes Action Against JP Morgan Chase for keeping consumers in the dark about the results of their reporting disputes and key aspects of their checking account application denials.


7/27/17

Trump administration is sitting on tens of thousands of student debt forgiveness claims


7/18/17

Liar Loans Common in Subprime Auto Lending Industry. And, Guess What?


7/17/17

Your Credit Score Soon Will Get A Buffer From Medical-Debt Wrecks


7/10/17

New protections against mandatory arbitration! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issues a new rule that will make it easier for consumers to file or join an existing group lawsuit if they are harmed by a financial service provider, such as a bank or credit card company.


6/22/17

California budget takes steps to address states drinking water crisis


6/13/17

Family of Purple Heart veteran loses San Mateo home to foreclosure, says people took advantage of them


6/12/17

Nowhere in America can a full-time minimum wage worker afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment


6/12/17

Comedian John Oliver buys $15 million in medical debt; immediately forgives it


4/13/17

Loans Designed to Fail: States Say Navient Preyed on Students


3/23/17

Student Loan Debt Collector Will Pay $700,000 for Unlawful Collection Calls in Settlement with FTC


3/17/17

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans


3/16/17

Newsom to pitch universal health care as California governors race grows crowded


3/15/17

Nationstar Mortgage to pay $1.7 mln over loan reporting flaws -CFPB


2/21/17

Subprime auto lender facing FTC inquiry over GPS-tracking kill switches


2/14/17

FTC v Uber for inflating how much its drivers were making and misleading people about the rates they would get for financing a vehicle through their program. Uber settles for $20 Million.


2/01/17

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ORDERS MASTERCARD AND UNIRUSH TO PAY $13 MILLION FOR RUSHCARD BREAKDOWNS THAT CUT OFF CONSUMERS ACCESS TO FUNDS. Preventable Failures Left Tens of Thousands of Economically Vulnerable Consumers Unable to Pay for Necessities


1/30/17

The University of California Is Terminating $475 Million in Business With Wells Fargo After Advocacy by the Afrikan Black Coalition!


1/23/17

Heres another way Wells Fargo took advantage of customers


1/20/17

Credit Suisse reaches $5.28 billion mortgage bond settlement. Required to provide $2.8 billion in consumer relief.


1/18/17

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUES NATIONS LARGEST STUDENT LOAN COMPANY NAVIENT FOR FAILING BORROWERS AT EVERY STAGE OF REPAYMENT. Navient, Formerly Part of Sallie Mae, Illegally Cheated Borrowers Out of Repayment Rights Through Shortcuts and Deception


1/10/17

For-profit college industry slips through cracks of accountability


1/06/17

HUD Charges Bank of America with Engaging In Discriminatory Lending Practices


12/19/16

Goldman Sachs to settle U.S. rate-rigging lawsuit for $56.5 mln


12/14/16

College Marketing Deals With Banks Cost Students Money! See CFPB's New Report.


12/12/16

The FTC says NetSpend Corporation deceived people


12/07/16

Rents rising across country.


12/02/16

consumers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on their income tax returns may have to wait longer than in previous years to receive their tax refund, due to a new law.


11/25/16

Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: U.S. Navy


11/17/16

CFPB Launches Inquiry Into Challenges Consumers Face in Using and Securely Sharing Access to Their Digital Financial Records


11/09/16

CFPB Takes Action Against B&B Pawnbrokers For Deceiving Consumers About Loan Costs


11/07/16

11 Oregon counties sue private mortgage registry MERS


11/03/16

What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo


11/02/16

Wells Fargo agrees to $50 million settlement over homeowner fees


10/31/16

Decline of unions has hurt all workers: study


10/25/16

Loan Balances Grew for Students Who Left School in 2015


10/13/16

John Stumpf's 34-Year Tenure Ends At Wells Fargo Amid Banking Scandal


10/12/16

At Wells Fargo, Complaints About Fraudulent Accounts Since 2005


10/05/16

Illinois yanks billions of banking biz from Wells Fargo For Its Scandalous and Unlawful Acts


10/04/16

BB&T Paying $83M to Settle FHA Bad Loan Investigation


9/30/16

Wells Fargo In Hot Water For Repo-ing Soldiers Cars


9/29/16

Senator Warren Demands That Dept. of Ed Give scammed Corinthian College Students The Relief They Deserve!


9/28/16

California Suspends Some Wells Fargo business amid Wells Fraudulent Accounts Scandal


9/27/16

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ORDERS LENDUP TO PAY $3.63 MILLION FOR FAILING TO DELIVER PROMISED BENEFITS--Online Lender Did Not Help Consumers Build Credit or Access Cheaper Loans, As It Claimed


9/27/16

Debt and Mortgage Relief Companies Banned from Business


9/26/16

CFPB Fines Titlemax Parent Company $9 Million for Luring Consumers Into More Costly Loans. Lender Also Illegally Exposed Borrowers Debt Information to Employers, Friends, and Family.


9/17/16

U.S. seeks to fine Deutsche Bank $14B in mortgage-backed securities settlement.The government has accused the banks of misleading investors about the quality of their loans.


9/09/16

Wells Fargo to pay $185 million settlement for 'outrageous' sales culture


9/06/16

ITT Tech's closure is one of the largest in US history and it was 'long overdue'


9/05/16

For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams


9/05/16

Retiree Awarded $15.6 Million in Reported Ponzi Scheme Tied to MetLife


7/26/16

Goldman Sachs Stole US Central Bank Secrets


7/22/16

California Attorney General Joins Federal Suit to Block Anthem-Cigna Merger


7/19/16

Victims of Corinthian still find themselves hounded by collectors to repay loans deemed fraudulent in federal court


7/15/16

New push to discharge Corinthian students private loans


7/13/16

Bank of America: U.S. Home Prices Set for a Fall in 2017


7/09/16

Pell grants for prisoners: Obama to give inmates a second chance at college


7/01/16

Leno bill would strengthen family heirs homeownership rights


6/29/16

Supreme Court to consider Miami's predatory lending suit against Bank of America, Wells Fargo Won't decide case, but could rule on city's ability to sue for lending discrimination


6/27/16

How Housings New Players Spiraled Into Banks Old Mistakes


6/24/16

Merrill Lynch to pay $415 million for misusing customer cash: SEC


6/13/16

The Obama Administration Is About to Crack Down on Shady For-Profit Colleges  and Possibly Offer Billions in Debt Relief for Students


6/03/16

Why Obama is forgiving the student loans of nearly 400,000 people


6/02/16

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU PROPOSES RULE TO END PAYDAY DEBT TRAPS Rule Would Require Lenders to Determine Whether Consumers Have the Ability to Repay Payday, Auto Title, and Certain Other High-Cost Loans


6/01/16

CFPB Finds One-in-Five Auto Title Loan Borrowers Have Vehicle Seized for Failing to Repay Debt


5/30/16

The Rise and Retreat of the Megabank Citigroups evolution shows the aspirations and shortcomings of the modern bank


5/26/16

Wells Fargo Pays $70 Million for Failures in Foreclosure Accord


5/23/16

Jury hits debt collector with $38M judgment. LVNV Funding LLC to appeal


5/20/16

Banks Sued Over Manipulation on $9 Trillion Agency-Bond Market. Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG were among five banks sued over claims that traders conspired to manipulate the market in agency bonds, which is made up of an estimated $9 trillion of debt issued by government entities and institutions like the World Bank... The case is Boston Retirement System v. Bank of America NA, 1:16-cv-03711, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


5/20/16

Balance Due: Credit-Card Debt Nears $1 Trillion as Banks Push Plastic


5/20/16

The student loan battle no one is talking about


5/17/16

Bill to help widows stave off foreclosure passes out of Senate Judiciary and goes to floor of Senate for vote


5/17/16

Inside LendingClub CEOs Last Days Before Ouster


5/05/16

You May Soon Be Able to Take Your Credit Card Company to Court


4/29/16

Navient Corp., formerly Sallie Mae, encouraged call center workers to rush struggling borrowers off the phone rather than explain debt-relief programs.


4/29/16

Case Builds Against For-Profit Colleges Denying Students Legal Rights


4/29/16

The Latest Activist Investor at Bank of America: A Ninth-Grader.


4/22/16

Oakland: After years of debate, Oakland will charge developer fees to pay for affordable housing


4/21/16

Protections for Surviving Homeowners--HERA and Allies Get Past Step One!
See video 04/20/16: Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee


4/19/16

Bank Fraud: Starting in about 1992, two dozen of world's largest banks, insurance companies, and securities brokers began running a massive scam operation to steal public funds from local governments across the United States. The scam targeted a little-known corner of the financial universe called municipal derivatives.


4/14/16

U.S. regulators fail 'living wills' at five of eight big banks


4/11/16

The way California collects fines, fees is almost criminal


4/11/16

Boom! Goldman Sachs Resolves U.S. Mortgage Probe for $5.1 Billion


4/08/16

Wells Fargo Settles Mortgage Case For $1.2 Billion. The bank admitted to deceiving the government with years of reckless underwriting.


4/06/16

The Nations Capital Has the Largest Lifetime Pay Gap Between White Men and Women of Color


4/05/16

ACLU sues Department of Education over student debt info


4/02/16

DOE rehires 'misleading' student loan debt collectors


3/30/16

Judge Rules Bankrupt Law Grad Can Cancel Some Debt


3/30/16

The National Credit Union Administration on Thursday said it has accepted a $29 million offer of judgment from Credit Suisse to resolve claims arising from losses related to purchases of residential mortgage-backed securities.


3/26/16

Congress Extends Military Foreclosure Relief Measure Through 2017


3/18/16

FTC Files Action Against Stratford Career Institute for Misleading Consumers About Online High School Diploma Course


3/17/16

Mandatory Arbitration and For Profit Colleges- Possible Ban


3/10/16

Universities Are Becoming Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds With Schools Attached - by Astra Taylor


3/09/16

Watchdog: Education Department misled public about student loans


3/02/16

Big Banks Made 8% Of Their Profits Last Year From Overdraft Fees


2/26/16

Americas top banks gave Oaklands black borrowers just four home loans in 2013. Four.


2/24/16

Utah man died while jailed for unpaid debt


2/21/16

Debt Collectors Posing as US Marshals


2/18/16

Students Testify At DoEd Debt Negotations: For-Profit Colleges Stole Our Futures


2/17/16

Education Department Letting For-Profit Schools Off Because Theyre Too Big To Fail, Report Says


2/17/16

Dept. of Education Takes on the University of Nowheresville


2/16/16

Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead


2/11/16

Banks drag Wall Street lower as growth fears, rate outlook weigh


2/11/16

Deutsche Chief Claims: Bank is Rock Solid Despite MBS Probes and Settlements


2/10/16

Education Dept. Sent Corinthian Students to Westwood. Now Westwood Is Closing


2/10/16

University of Phoenix's Failing Stats


2/10/16

Credit Reporting by Mortgage Companies After Short Sales


2/09/16

Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families


2/09/16

Quicken Renews Debate Over How Fast Is Too Fast to Get a Mortgage


2/05/16

Student Loan Debt- New Charts On True Extent of Burden


2/03/16

Why is the UC system investing in a payday lender accused of trapping people in perpetual debt?


2/01/16

Harmed Ally borrowers have been sent $80 million in damages. CFPB found that Ally had a policy of allowing dealers to increase or mark up consumers risk-based interest rates, and paying dealers from those markups, and that the policy lacked adequate controls or monitoring. As a result, we found that between April 2011 and December 2013, this markup policy resulted in African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers paying more for auto loans than similarly situated non-Hispanic white borrowers.


2/01/16

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU MONTHLY COMPLAINT SNAPSHOT EXAMINES DEBT SETTLEMENT, CHECK CASHING, AND OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICE COMPLAINTS. Report Includes Look at Consumer Complaints from New York State and the New York City Metro Area


1/28/16

Drummond: Oakland Affordable housing battle heats up


1/24/16

Blockbuster Lawsuit Claims Abusive Practices Persist at ITT Tech


1/22/16

Ocwen to Pay $2M Penalty to SEC for Misstated Financials


1/21/16

Senate Votes to Extend Foreclosure Safeguard for Servicemembers


1/17/16

State Street Settles Pay-to-Play Charges for $12 Million


1/14/16

How Rep. Scott Garretts anti-gay views are splintering Wall Street


1/14/16

Fannie Mae selling $1.4 billion in non-performing loans


1/12/16

Supreme Court Denies Appeal on Student-Loan Erasure. Court wont consider appeal by unemployed Wisconsin man who owes more than $260,000 in student-loan debt


1/10/16

Ratings Agencies Still Coming Up Short, Years After Crisis


1/09/16

Debt, Bankruptcy are Rewards for Cancer Survivors


1/07/16

Houston couple wins $5.4 million in foreclosure fraud suit against Wells Fargo!


1/04/16

JPMorgan to pay $150 million in 'London Whale' U.S. class action


1/03/16

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant. Investors are fleeing Navient Corp. as traders increasingly bet that the company will default on its debt.


1/02/16

San Francisco's housing shortage threatens African Americans


12/23/15

Formerly interned Japanese Americans stand up against Muslim hate.


12/23/15

Participants in an alleged credit card laundering scheme have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally helped provide access to payment networks, thereby enabling scammers to place bogus charges on consumers credit cards.


12/23/15

Oracle Agrees to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About Java Software Updates Company Will Be Required to Notify Consumers of Risk, Provide Tools to Uninstall Insecure Older Versions


12/22/15

Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked From Suing Back


12/22/15

Judge Says You Can't Lock Up People On Probation For Being Poor


12/21/15

How would you support homeless LGBTQ youth?


12/21/15

Redwood City Renters, Officials Face Off as Housing Crisis Intensifies


12/21/15

Growing Up in San Bernardino: A Remembrance


12/21/15

Some Families Earn Six Figures and Still Need Help With the Rent. Cities beyond New York and San Francisco move to set aside apartments for middle-income households; Cambridge, Mass., with $2,750 median rents, holds housing lottery


12/18/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST LEAD AGGREGATORS FOR ONLINE TRAFFICKING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. T3Leads and Lead Publisher Exposed Consumers to Harassment and Deceit


12/16/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU WARNS COLLEGES ABOUT SECRET CAMPUS CREDIT CARD CONTRACTS. Bureau Also Releases Safe Student Account Toolkit to Help Colleges Avoid Promoting Prepaid and Debit Products with Surprise Fees


12/11/15

California Regulator Launches Inquiry Into Marketplace Lenders


12/06/15

Justice Department Weighs Investigation of Chicago Police. Calls for probe follow release of video showing white officer killing black teenager


12/04/15

It's Your Money: Consumer protection info is available at your fingertips


12/03/15

CFPB Orders Subprime Credit Reporting Company and Owner to Pay $8 Million Penalty for Illegal Practices


11/30/15

Borrow $2,500 today, lose an $8,000 car tomorrow


11/30/15

State of Illinois sues for-profit colleges, alleges deception


11/18/15

Education Management Ends Recruitment Suits for $95 Million--A partly owned by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.


11/18/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST ONLINE LENDER FOR DECEIVING BORROWERS. Bureau Alleges Integrity Advance Misrepresented the Cost of Loans, Seeks Redress for Borrowers


11/06/15

A former Goldman Sachs (GS) employee will never work in banking again, after pleading guilty to charges of stealing confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


11/02/15

Generous GI Bill Isn't Keeping Veterans Out of Student Loan Debt


10/29/15

CFPB Orders Servicemember Auto Loan Company to Pay $3.28 Million for Illegal Debt Collection Tactics. Bureau Sued Auto Lender Earlier This Year for Deception and Threats to Contact Commanding Officers.


10/25/15

Corinthian College students sort through confusion, bureaucracy after company's collapse


10/25/15

The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black: An examination of traffic stops and arrests in Greensboro, N.C., uncovered wide racial differences in measure after measure of police conduct.


10/20/15

Student Debt: Obama Administration Tries To Block Bankruptcy Courts From Reducing Education Debt


10/13/15

Bank servicers subprime loans see higher losses than nonbank servicers. Gap is significant in key states


10/07/15

The Horrible Truth: For Military Personnel, High-Interest Lenders Aren't Far Away


10/06/15

Debts, Loans and Scams - What You Dont Know Could Hurt You


10/02/15

CFPB Takes Action Against Fifth Third Bank for Auto-Lending Discrimination and Illegal Credit Card Practices-- Company to Pay $18 Million to Minority Auto Borrowers, $3 Million to Credit Card Customers


9/26/15

The federal government sells thousands of mortgages to hedge funds without their owners' knowledge


9/26/15

CFPB and DOJ settled a redlining case against Hudson City Savings


9/22/15

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker Sues Wells Fargo for Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Practices


9/16/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUES WORLD LAW GROUP FOR CHARGING ILLEGAL FEES AND MAKING FALSE PROMISES IN DEBT-RELIEF SCHEME: Lawsuit Names Individuals Responsible for Bilking $67 million from 21,000 Consumers


9/09/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST THE TWO LARGEST DEBT BUYERS FOR USING DECEPTIVE TACTICS TO COLLECT BAD DEBTS. Encore and Portfolio Recovery Associates Must Refund Millions of Dollars and Overhaul Debt Collection and Litigation Practices


9/02/15

Selling plasma to survive: how over a million American families live on $2 per day


9/02/15

CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rose by 6.9 Percent Year Over Year in July


8/25/15

Corinthian Student Debt Forgiveness: Loan Discharge Challenges Emerge As Education Department Develops Process After For-Profit College Collapse


8/21/15

Here's why student loan delinquencies are so high


8/20/15

Black Arts: The $800 Million Family Selling Art Degrees and False Hopes


8/20/15

If Congress really wanted to save hundreds of billions of dollars, the Fed could stop paying interest on bank reserves.


8/14/15

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans Are Stuck In 'The Bail Trap'


8/13/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ORDERS CITIZENS BANK TO PAY $18.5 MILLION FOR FAILING TO CREDIT FULL DEPOSIT AMOUNTS. CFPB, OCC, and FDIC Take Action Against Bank For Ignoring Deposit Discrepancies


8/07/15

How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis


7/29/15

SIGTARP report reveals massive failure of Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)


7/29/15

Reverse-mortgage nightmare can start for surviving spouse after borrower dies


7/28/15

CFPB- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- Since 2011, the CFPB has secured over $10.8 billion dollars in relief for more than 25 million consumers harmed by illegal practices.


7/21/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ORDERS CITIBANK TO PAY $700 MILLION IN CONSUMER RELIEF FOR ILLEGAL CREDIT CARD PRACTICES. Millions of Consumers Harmed by Banks Deceptive Marketing and Unfair Billing of Credit Card Add-On Products and Services, and Other Unlawful Practices


7/16/15

CFPB and DOJ Reach Resolution with Honda to Address Discriminatory Auto Loan Pricing-- African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander Borrowers Will Receive $24 Million


7/16/15

HERA Executive Director, Maeve Elise Brown, discusses how global investment affects real estate and housing in the Bay Area. (Public Radio - audio)


7/09/15

MasterCard Inc. faces fines after European Union antitrust regulators sent a formal complaint raising concerns over artificially high card-payment fees.


7/08/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, 47 STATES AND D.C. TAKE ACTION AGAINST JPMORGAN CHASE FOR SELLING BAD CREDIT CARD DEBT AND ROBO-SIGNING COURT DOCUMENTS --- Chase Ordered to Overhaul Debt Sales and Halt Collections on 528,000 Consumers Accounts


7/02/15

New York State and CFPB target student debt relief scams


6/25/15

Supreme Court upholds key legal strategy used to fight housing discrimination-disparate impact


6/18/15

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued an auto loan company, Security National Automotive Acceptance Company, for aggressive debt collection tactics against servicemembers.


6/15/15

Developers can be required to include affordable housing, California high court rules


6/09/15

Help, my ulcer, Oh, Wait, I mean "New Deutsche Bank CEO to Tackle Cost-Cutting, Regulatory Challenges"


6/04/15

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU STUDY FINDS REVERSE MORTGAGE ADVERTISEMENTS CAN CREATE FALSE IMPRESSIONS-- CFPB Issues Advisory Warning Consumers Not To Be Deceived


5/31/15

Man named God settles lawsuit with credit agency


5/30/15

Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law


5/29/15

Navient hit with a $60 million fine for allegedly charging members of the military more than the 6 percent interest permitted by law. Thousands of members of military to get checks next month.


5/28/15

CFPB and Department of Justice Take Action Against Provident Funding Associates for Discriminatory Mortgage Pricing! Harmed African-American and Hispanic Borrowers Will Receive $9 Million.


5/21/15

ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH ANNOUNCES FIVE MAJOR BANKS AGREE TO PARENT-LEVEL GUILTY PLEAS-- Criminal Charges!


5/19/15

Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill to Make College Tuition-Free


5/11/15

Bank of Americas Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned


5/04/15

Widowed Homeowners Fight For Standing in California


5/02/15

Wells Fargo Is Baltimores Real Looter


4/28/15

Credit arbitration clauses favor corporations over consumers


4/24/15

Deutsche Bank fined record $2.5 billion over rate rigging


4/20/15

Getting Widows on the Right Financial Track After Losing a Spouse


4/10/15

Heald College Launches Campaign to Save 152-Year-Old California Institution


3/28/15

Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats


3/28/15

New Federal Data Show Student Loan Borrowers Suffering More Than Previously Believed


3/22/15

Off the Deep End: The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers


3/02/15

LA Renews JPMorgan, Citigroup, BofA Redlining Suits


2/27/15

New California Bill Clarifies that Widows are also Protected by California Homeowner Bill of Rights --HERA and CRC Drafted Legislation


2/04/15

Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Settle CFPB Case Consumer Watchdog, Maryland State Allegations Come Amid Scrutiny of Ties in Real Estate


1/13/15

California seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial's mortgage license


1/09/15

Banks Want To Robocall You When Its Important, But Not Important Enough To Speak To A Human. What?


1/08/15

Medical debt is confusing and often inaccurate.


12/17/14

Declaring Corinthian Colleges Too Big To Fail: A Terrible Idea


12/03/14

Orange County D.A.'s office is doing debt collectors' dirty work


11/21/14

Seriously? Toyota Financial Services claims death doesn't end car lease obligation.


11/17/14

A U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fake debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country.


11/14/14

Fear the Reaper: Student Debt Services Raise Suspicion


11/07/14

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare


10/29/14

Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized.


10/21/14

Ocwen Backdating Letters to Consumers-- The New York State Department of Financial Institutions Letter to Ocwen.


10/20/14

HERA and CRC - Making the Case for Immediate Federal intervention (on Eric Frazier's, The Power is Now), THEME: Wall Street, Cash Investors outbid FTHBs, Displace Tenants & have Altered the Fabric of Local Communities.


10/16/14

There is an epidemic of medical identity theft


10/16/14

Consumer rights group brings new class-action anti-trust suit against Google over Android and search


9/29/14

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car.


9/19/14

Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans- A HERA Client Tells His Story.


9/19/14

Glitches, complaints plague Ocwen, other mortgage servicers


9/12/14

Secret Network Connects Harvard Money to Payday Loans


9/04/14

Another Shadow in Ferguson as Outside Firms Buy and Rent Out Distressed Homes


8/30/14

Ocwen to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Massachusets Claims [Regarding Wrongful Foreclosure].


8/26/14

Overselling the Settlement (BofA)


8/15/14

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SHUTS DOWN USA DISCOUNTERS SERVICEMEMBER FEE SCAM


7/25/14

USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap.


7/23/14

In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates.


7/15/14

Relief for California borrowers seen in $7 billion Citigroup settlement.


7/10/14

CFPB Takes Action Against ACE Cash Express for Pushing Payday Borrowers Into Cycle of Debt.


7/05/14

California has worst poverty in nation when housing costs are considered


6/19/14

Miami sues JP Morgan over bias, foreclosures.


6/17/14

Remember the Problems With Mortgage Defaults? Theyre Coming Back With Student Loans.


6/02/14

Judge denies Wells Fargo's bid to dismiss L.A. predatory lending suit.


6/01/14

U.S. Knew Sallie Mae Cheated Service Members On Student Loans, But Still Renewed Contract.


5/27/14

Sallie Mae Torments Faithful Student Borrowers After Co-Signers Die.


5/20/14

Foreclosure Overhaul Too Slow For Many Homeowners. HERA's Lisa Sitkin Talks to NPR's Morning Edition.


5/19/14

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to U.S. criminal charge in tax probe.


5/18/14

Seniors lost millions in investment scams, DA says.


5/18/14

Getting By:  The Bay Area's Growing Income Inequality


4/23/14

The Foreclosure Crisis Is Still Unsettled.


4/08/14

Want to buy a foreclosure? You may have to compete with a hedge fund.


3/27/14

Rental Central: Investors own nearly one in four Sacramento County homes.


3/27/14

Housing prices surpass bubble peak in some Southland ZIP Codes.


3/26/14

Credit Suisse to Pay $885 Million to Settle U.S. Mortgage Cases


2/23/14

Wells Fargo- Changes A Consumer's Bank Account to Higher-Cost Account He Did Not Want or Ask For.


2/04/14

Consumers lodge thousands of complaints about firms that service mortgages.


2/04/14

CFPB Takes Action Against PHH Corporation for Mortgage Insurance Kickbacks.


1/27/14

Justice Department Inquiry Takes Aim at Banks Business With Payday Lenders


1/24/14

JPMorgan's Dimon gets 74% pay hike despite legal woes


12/23/13

Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reach $98 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations of Auto Lending Discrimination by Ally Financial (formerly GMAC).


12/20/13

Ocwen Financial Agrees to 2.2 Billion Dollar Settlement


12/10/13

Los Angeles Sues Wells Fargo and Citibank for Mortgage Discrimination!


11/11/13

U.S. seeks $864 million from Bank of America after fraud verdict.


10/28/13

JPMorgan to Pay $5.1 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims.


10/15/13

Zombie Properties Spread in Richmond: Banks are increasingly foreclosing on property owners without actually taking control of the houses, thereby making them magnets for blight.


10/10/13

Federal Reserve Board tentative agreement for sanctions against SunTrust


10/03/13

New York to Sue Wells Fargo Over Mortgage Settlement.


9/30/13

Why Judges Are Scowling at Banks- NY Times, Morgenson


9/26/13

FTC Brings First Case Alleging Text Messages Were Used In Illegal Debt Collection Scheme. Defendants Will Pay $1 Million to Settle Charges.


9/20/13

JPMorgan Chase Agrees to Pay $920 Million in Fines Over Trading Losses.


9/08/13

Who Has Been Funding Predatory Online Lending? Familiar names... Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup...


9/06/13

California Eminent Domain Is Not Government Run Amok


8/30/13

Borrowers can sue Wells Fargo over mortgage modifications- Corvello Case


8/22/13

NO SURPRISE- CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU EXAMINERS FIND MORTGAGE SERVICING PROBLEMS AT BANKS AND NONBANKS. READ REPORT.


8/14/13

Have You Been Threatened by Debt Collectors? The FTC reaches partial settlement with AMG and long list of other company names being used by same people for unlawful debt collection practices.


8/14/13

Federal Trade Commission Stops Illegal Collections Practices of Network Operating Out of California.


8/13/13

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Homeowners Association and Property Management Company in Fair Housing Lawsuit Involving Occupancy Limits


8/13/13

Over 7 million borrowers in default on a federal or private student loan! See CFPB Analysis.


8/12/13

Perfect Housing Storm Hits Communities of Color


8/08/13

Banks sue Richmond over plan to seize mortgages by eminent domain


8/08/13

Rents not easing despite rise in rates; owners are benefiting.


7/30/13

Richmond Pursues Eminent Domain Strategy to Save Homes!


7/11/13

World's Largest Debt Collection Operation Settles FTC Charges, Will Pay $3.2 Million Penalty


7/11/13

U.S. Vows to Battle Abusive Debt Collectors


7/03/13

Former BofA Employees Report: BofA Lied, Rewarded Foreclosures with Gift Cards


7/03/13

Wells Fargo Ordered- Again- To Pay 203 Million in Overdraft Case.


6/14/13

Wells Fargo Bank Settles Fair Housing Complaint Over REO Property Maintenance


6/05/13

FTC Settles Suit Against Countrywide


4/30/13

Oregon Woman Wins 3-Year Fight Against Wells Fargo Foreclosure


1/17/13

Woman Claims She Entered Wells Fargo Short-Term Loan Debt Trap


11/19/12

Tax Consequences of Foreclosure, Short Sale and Principal Reduction!


11/09/12

Exec Who Allegedly Enabled Fraud Runs Chases Effort to Compensate Foreclosure Victims


10/09/12

U.S. Sues Wells Fargo for Mortgage Fraud!


9/13/12

Maeve Elise Brown, HERA's Executive Director, appointed to CFPB Consumer Advisory Board!


Mass Joinder Lawsuit Scams!


VIDEO: Bank of America: Drop The Fee, Or We Drop You!


VIDEO: Foreclosure reform bills: Why did they fail?


California's Attorney General Shuts Down Mass Joinder Scams


$85 Million Fine Against Wells Fargo and Redress to Consumers Ordered


Countrywide payout to consumers under FTC settlement finally taking place


Faces of Foreclosure- Stories of California Homeowners


Department of Justice settles against Wells Fargo on Disability Rights Case


J.P. Morgan Pays to Settle Mortgage Securities Case


Bank of America Settling for 8.5 Billion With Investors


WaMu Shareholder Lawsuit May Settle with $200M-plus Payout


Why the FDIC's Suit against Three Ex-WaMu Execs and Their Wives Is the Tip of the Iceberg


FTC Settles Suit Against Countrywide


Mortgage Modifications-- Question and Answer with HERA. Listen to an interview with HERA's Lisa Sitkin on Southern California Public Radio


Nuns Sue Morgan Stanley and Deutschebank


Citigroup Pays $75 Million to Settle Subprime Claims


Military Family Fights Home Foreclosure


Making Money Off Homeowners' Misery - Goldman Sachs


Second Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Debtors


Wells Fargo Chief Earns $21 Million


Ameriquest Settles 29 Class Action Lawsuits


Feds and State go after foreclosure rescue scammers


Attention Pet Owners! Resources for pet owners facing foreclosure


NEW! Blog site - FACING THE MORTGAGE CRISIS Visitors can ask questions, get information, find resources and watch videos


NEW! In partnership with the City of Daly City, HERA offers consultations in Daly City Community Service Center


Recognizing Foreclosure Rescue Scams (Como Reconocer Las Estafas de Rescate De Ejecucion Hipotecaria)


Loan Modification and Loan Refinance- President Obama's Plan


World of Trouble- 60 Minutes Examines World Savings


How consumers can file complaints about lenders


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