Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they . . . → Read More: ICYMI – CFPB takes action against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising
Starting this tax season, 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, the IRS will not start direct depositing . . . → Read More: CFPB Helping Consumers Prepare for Delays in Receiving Tax Refunds
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“Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs
This production provides tips and information about ways to communicate with debt collectors. Includes resources from CFPB that you can use in dealing with debt . . . → Read More: BBB: “Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection,” a webcast from CFPB Servicemember Affairs
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If you were one of the thousands of people who incurred fees as a result of an unauthorized Wells Fargo account, the CFPB has ordered Wells Fargo to refund all of your money. Some payments have already been made; others will be sent in the coming months. Affected customers are not required to take . . . → Read More: CFPB: What you need to know if you were harmed by Wells Fargo
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, the CFPB Office for Older Americans has created easy-to-understand Managing Someone Else’s Money guides. Join this free webinar to learn more about these guides and how you can help your . . . → Read More: CFPB Tools for Financial Caregivers and Upcoming Webinar
Every year more than 2 million Americans make one of the most important financial decisions of their lives: choosing when to begin collecting Social Security retirement benefits. Today, the CFPB is releasing Planning for Retirement, an interactive tool to help consumers make this important decision.
Check out the CFPB’s new online tool at www.consumerfinance.gov/retirement/.
They also invite you . . . → Read More: CFPB’s New Tool to Help you Plan for Retirement – Live Webcast Today
Today the CFPB an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Your Money, Your Goals Cohort. The CFPB is looking for approximately 20 organizations from around the country who are interested in using the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit to help build the financial capability of the people they serve. We are interested in working with organizations that serve . . . → Read More: CFPB: Join the 2016 Your Money, Your Goals Cohort!
In May 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an inquiry into student loan servicing practices. In light of the increasing number of older Americans paying back student loan debt, they asked to hear about how it’s affecting older consumers.
The CFPB received over 30,000 public comments in response to our inquiry, including a number of comments . . . → Read More: CFPB Report on Student Loan Debt Highlights Challenges for Older Consumers
Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a family member or friend who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. We’ve heard from these financial caregivers about how tough it can be. So we created guides for caregivers all over the country.
Read about how we are helping financial caregivers: consumerfinance.gov/blog/managing-someone-elses-money-guides-for-your-state/
Because people’s powers . . . → Read More: CFPB – Managing Someone Else’s Money