March 23, 2017

Consumer confidence drops to 2012 low

Or did it? How do voters feel about the economy?  Why not ask consumers in general?  According to … [Read more...]

Zywicki’s Interchange Settlement Balderdash

I was really hoping that I would be able to go at least a year without having to call Todd Zywicki … [Read more...]

Credit Card Data

The CFPB released a beta version of its complaint database on June 19th. Right now, one can only … [Read more...]

Nation’s Lower Class At Least Grateful It’s Not Part Of Nation’s Middle Class

Nation’s Lower Class At Least Grateful It Not Part Of Nation’s Middle Class Again, from … [Read more...]

CFPB Report | Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Message from Richard Cordray DIRECTOR … [Read more...]

Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

“Never in my life would I have expected USDA to be opposed to farmers and ranchers." Yes, that would … [Read more...]

GAO Study Finds OCC Foreclosure Review too Hard for Us to Understand

Apparently, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has been studying the possible reasons why … [Read more...]

Infographic | Punytive Damages – Largest Corporate Fines Over The Past 10 Years

click for larger graphic Source: Information is Beautiful ~ 4closureFraud.org TweetRelated posts: … [Read more...]

George Mantor | Virtual Money or Actual Money?

Virtual Money or Actual Money? In 2007, events began to unfold that hinted at serious changes taking … [Read more...]

Washington vs. the Middle Class

Washington vs. the Middle Class Forty-five million Americans (one in seven) are on food stamps. One … [Read more...]

Ex-loan officer claims Wells Fargo targeted black communities for shoddy loans

Ex-loan officer claims Wells Fargo targeted black communities for shoddy loans The machine made her … [Read more...]

Why is CA State Bar Making its Job Protecting Consumers HARDER?

    If you’ve been following my outrage over the California State Bar Association’s so-called … [Read more...]

The Bully Model of Consumer Finance and Litigation

There's a fearful symmetry in the consumer finance world. It's a symmetry of bullies … [Read more...]

Matt Weidner | Concentration Camps, Mass Foreclosures And Rounding Up The Domestic Belligerents

Concentration Camps, Mass Foreclosures And Rounding Up The Domestic Belligerents I’ve just spent … [Read more...]

The Better Business Bureau, the State Bar, Loan Mods & Lawyers in California

  For going on three years now I’ve watched the State of California more so than any other engage in … [Read more...]

Lee Camp | Is The Path To Happiness Being Kept A Secret?

Somewhere around 40 million people suffer from depression or anxiety each year in the US. Is there a … [Read more...]

Doggie DNA Tests: Waste of Money or Legitimate Tool?

Do mutt-lovers (with admittedly too much time and money on their hands) get anything in exchange for … [Read more...]

Debit Interchange Post-Durbin: Some Early Numbers

The Fed released some data on debit interchange fees since the Durbin Amendment went into effect … [Read more...]

Was Q1 a Cash for Clunkers period?

Warm winter, cool spring? Did a warm winter steal economic activity from the spring?  The Wall … [Read more...]

One Answer to Why People Hate Banks

My last post mentioned a column by Joe Nocera on debt collection practices. Nocera's column is … [Read more...]

Minnesota | U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz Sanctions Homeowner’s Attorney $50,000 for “frivolous show-me-the-note actions”

“I’d hope that the decision does not have a chilling effect on bringing claims which are … [Read more...]

Minnesota | U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz Sanctions Homeowner’s Attorney $50,000 for “frivolous show-me-the-note actions”

“I’d hope that the decision does not have a chilling effect on bringing claims which are … [Read more...]

Matt Weidner | WAKE UP AMERICA – THE AG SETTLMENT IS BAD FOR CONSUMERS and it’s not just me who’s raging…

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ACTUAL SETTLEMENT/SELLOUT TERMS and it’s not just me who’s raging… RAGE GROWS … [Read more...]

Attorney General Bondi Declares 2012 Legislative Session a Win for Increased Public Safety and Consumer Protection (Unless You Are a “Deadbeat”)

Attorney General Bondi Declares 2012 Legislative Session a Win for Increased Public Safety and … [Read more...]

Attorney General Pam Bondi Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week (unless you’re a “deadbeat”)

Attorney General Pam Bondi Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—In … [Read more...]

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Homeowner Bill of Rights (VIDEO)

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Joins Legislative Leaders to Unveil California Homeowner Bill of … [Read more...]

The CFPB is concerned that you don’t know how to avoid an overdraft fee

Interference. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest all-consuming interest is … [Read more...]

Amicus | Washington AG Rob McKenna Sides with Consumers and Homeowners vs. MERS Forclosures

Washington AG Rob McKenna sides with consumers and homeowners vs. MERS forclosures Washington … [Read more...]

Dividing the Mortgage Settlement Dollars

Details are still forthcoming about the settlement between the federal government and attorneys … [Read more...]

Pam Bondi’s Fill in the Blank Press Release on the Fraudclosure Settlement

When I saw the cut and press release that was leaked to Yves over at Naked Capitalism I thought to … [Read more...]

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