The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state of Florida were granted a final judgment against the Hoffman Law Group and corporate affiliates accused of using deceptive marketing practices and scamming homeowners into paying illegal advance fees. more »
A joint complaint filed Thursday by federal regulators, if approved by the court, would require Provident Funding Associates to pay $9 million in damages to African-American and Hispanic borrowers for charging higher broker fees on mortgage loans. more »
An Atlanta collection agency will shut down after its owner settled alleged violations of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. The deal requires him to stay out of the industry for five years or pay a $445,000 penalty. more »
The head of the FCC on Wednesday circulated a fact sheet on a proposal aimed at clarifying robocall regulations, among other issues. While the sheet is light on details, at least one consumer group praised the action.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially delayed issuing new debt collection rules until at least December, after originally expecting pre-rule activities to last through this past April.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morriseys office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida collection agency for allegedly trying to collect unverified and non-existent debts.
Identity thieves stole information on 104,000 U.S. taxpayers from the IRS website and used the data to file fake tax returns that yielded as much as $50 million in refunds, agency Commissioner John Koskinen said.
More than 71 million consumers had an auto loan in the first quarter, an increase from a year earlier and the largest growth since the economic downturn, according to a new report.
A federal appeals court decision Friday allows a lawsuit involving interest rates in debt collection cases to move forward as a class action.
The three major credit bureaus agreed Wednesday to pay more than $6 million to 31 states to cover the cost of a three-year investigation into credit reporting errors.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will take on Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, where it will be presented with two key issues involving offers of judgment and the TCPA.