Some Lesser-Known Parts of Dodd-Frank Reform Could Affect You

Personal Finance

Some Lesser-Known Parts of Dodd-Frank Reform Could Affect You

Some Lesser-Known Parts of Dodd-Frank Reform Could Affect You

We’ve done a bunch of stories about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which officially opened its doors to the public last Thursday. But there are many more aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act that also took effect last week, just one year after President Obama signed the bill into law. For a good,… Read More

Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

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Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

Regulators Have Missed Majority of Dodd-Frank Reform Deadlines

Federal regulators have missed 80% of their deadlines for implementing the sweeping Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to a recent report by the law firm Davis Polk. Of the 163 rules that the government was required to write by July 21, 130 remain unfinished. The law has come under fire in… Read More

CFPB: Bank Charged $50M in Illegal Overdraft Fees

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CFPB: Bank Charged $50M in Illegal Overdraft Fees

CFPB: Bank Charged $50M in Illegal Overdraft Fees

Consumers were charged nearly $50 million in illegal overdraft fees by Alabama-based Regions bank, federal regulators said Tuesday. The bank, which operates in 16 states, failed to get consumers to opt-in to overdraft coverage, failed to stop charging illegal fees for nearly a year after it discovered the activity and also charged illegal fees in… Read More

Consumer Watchdog Says You Should Be Able to Sue Your Credit Card Company

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Consumer Watchdog Says You Should Be Able to Sue Your Credit Card Company

Consumer Watchdog Says You Should Be Able to Sue Your Credit Card Company

For years, consumer advocates have claimed that binding arbitration clauses have quietly but dramatically limited consumers’ ability to seek justice and have their day in court. On Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released results of a broad study that appears to support those claims. While a majority of banking customers are subject to arbitration… Read More

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