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Consumer Protection Agency Needs New Leader, Not New Mission

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Over the last several months, the authority and drive of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been eroded piece-by-piece. Recently, The New York Times reported the agency’s pursuit of predatory payday lenders relaxed considerably amid intense lobbying of the industry to this administration. In just two months, hundreds of lobbyists from the industry will… Read More »

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Miami Debt Defense Attorneys: War on Regulation Only Hurts Consumers

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While Americans are “drowning in debt,” the White House is waging a war on regulation that is ultimately going to push even more consumers into greater debt and higher rates of poverty. Although these plans are touted as part of a pro-business agenda intended to spur economic growth, our Miami debt defense attorneys recognize… Read More »

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Judge: Will Not Vacate Foreclosure Ruling Against Bank of America

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A federal bankruptcy judge who took Bank of America to task for its treatment of homeowners in a foreclosure case refused to rescind his scathing opinion in which he called the bank “heartless” for its conduct, despite the bank’s agreement to settle if the judge did so. In Sundquist v. Bank of America, the… Read More »

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OCC: Wells Fargo a “Repeat Offender” Against Consumer Rights

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A recent letter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency slams Wells Fargo & Co., and warns it may be taking federal enforcement action against the financial institution for a host of wrongs in its mortgage and auto insurance operations. The Wall Street Journal reports the federal regulator, in a letter submitted… Read More »

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Equifax Breach Effects Being Felt By Consumers

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Stolen consumer data from Equifax is reportedly being used by criminals, who heisted the information to apply for student loans, credit cards and even mortgages. The Chicago Tribune reports a class action lawsuit alleges this, as well as individuals using the compromised information to tap into consumer’s bank accounts, file claims with insurers, steal… Read More »

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Student Loan Debt Leaves Workers Unable to Make a Living

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Student loan debt has reached astronomical highs in recent years, and now, The New York Times is reporting on a phenomenon that’s making it even harder for borrowers to keep up. In 19 states, when you fail to keep up with your student loan payments, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses. In a… Read More »

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Report: Banks Put Off Foreclosures to Influence Opinions, Action on Dodd-Frank

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Researchers from The Ohio State University, Rutgers University, the Chicago Fed and Georgetown University have concluded banks are attempting to influence voters’ opinion of the Dodd-Frank Act, hoping to discredit the truth: That the financial reform measure has been great for consumers. It’s also opined the banks are seeking to influence Congressional action on… Read More »

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Wall Street Wants a Take-down of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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The sweeping financial reforms instituted by the previous White House administration face serious threats as Wall Street and the politicians backed by them set their sights on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The creation of the CFPB in 2010 is intended to serve as a watchdog over large banks and corporations that threaten consumer… Read More »

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Student Loan Debt Lawsuits Lucrative for Collection Firms

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Student loan debt collections are big business for a number of collections agencies, which often bank on little resistance from defendant debtors. Default judgments can be obtained when debtors decide it’s not worth hiring an attorney and confronting the allegations in court. But as our student loan debt defense attorneys in Miami know, many… Read More »

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Report: Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed Hundreds of Military Members’ Cars

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The Department of Justice is reporting an additional multi-million dollar fine against banking giant Wells Fargo for the illegal seizure of motor vehicles from active military service members. Federal law mandates that any bank seeking to repossess the vehicle of an active duty service member must first get a court order. Wells Fargo didn’t… Read More »

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