CFPB Warns Companies to Investigate Credit Report Errors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on companies that supply information to consumer reporting companies. This should make it easier for consumers to get reporting errors resolved. The CFPB issued a notice today that says these companies--called "furnishers"--are responsible for investigating … Continue reading

CFPB Issues Warning to Specialty Consumer Reporting Agencies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to bring transparency and accountability to consumer reporting agencies. Today, the CFPB warned specialty credit reporting agencies that they may be violating federal law by not providing consumers with easy access to credit reports. … Continue reading

LowCards Weekly Credit Card Update October 12

Wal-Mart and AmEx in Prepaid Card Deal Wal-Mart Stores is taking another leap into the banking world, announcing on Monday a prepaid card and debit account with American Express that will give low-income consumers access to features like smartphone deposits. … Continue reading

LowCards Weekly Credit Card Update October 5

U.S. Credit Card Lenders Shun Add-Ons as CFPB Cracks Down Chase, Bank of America and American Express are among credit card lenders retreating from a $2.4 billion market as regulators seek curbs on deceptive marketing of products including debt cancellation. Scrutiny … Continue reading

Supreme Court Hears Case Against Government for Credit Card Violation

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments that question whether the federal government can be held liable for money damages for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case, United States vs. Bormes, originated when a lawyer, James Bormes, paid … Continue reading