Consumers are Overly Confident about Finances: Survey

Ninety-two percent of Americans are "very or somewhat confident" in their most recent big financial decision - such as picking a credit card, buying a car or refinancing a mortgage, according to a survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and NerdWallet. Collection & Credit Risk

By |2015-04-28T16:42:04-05:00April 28th, 2015|FCRA|Comments Off on Consumers are Overly Confident about Finances: Survey

Four things older Americans can do about debt collection problems

If you’re an older American and you’re having trouble with debt collectors, you’re not alone. Since July 2013, older Americans have submitted approximately 8,700 complaints to us about debt collection. We looked at these complaints and described the most common problems that consumers are experiencing in our snapshot of debt collection complaints submitted by older [...]

By |2017-05-20T11:45:17-05:00November 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Four things older Americans can do about debt collection problems

Consumer advisory: Virtual currencies and what you should know about them

You may have heard about virtual currencies like Bitcoin, XRP, and Dogecoin. But what are virtual currencies? What’s this “to the moon!” business on the internet about? And, as a consumer, what risks should you be aware of? While virtual currencies offer the potential for innovation, a lot of big issues have yet to be [...]

By |2017-05-20T11:45:28-05:00August 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Consumer advisory: Virtual currencies and what you should know about them

Alerting colleges about secret banking contracts

If you’re a student preparing to head back to campus, you may encounter offers from banks and other companies that promote debit cards, prepaid cards, bank accounts, and other products branded with your school’s name or logo. When your school makes a deal with a company to market a financial product, it’s important for you [...]

By |2017-05-20T11:45:28-05:00August 8th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Alerting colleges about secret banking contracts

Most Parents Worry About Student Loan Debt

A new survey reveals that while 96% of parents still see the value of a college education, 85% are very or somewhat worried that student loan debt will affect their child's ability to buy a home, car or other large purchase after college. Collections - Other Consumer

By |2014-07-08T05:12:04-05:00July 8th, 2014|FDCPA|Comments Off on Most Parents Worry About Student Loan Debt

Why a Twitter Fight Raises Important Questions About Credit Access

WASHINGTON -- A battle over social media about how well the current housing finance system treats African-Americans and other minorities has spurred a critical discussion about racial disparities in the mortgage market. Collections - Other Consumer

By |2014-05-28T15:19:23-05:00May 28th, 2014|FCRA|Comments Off on Why a Twitter Fight Raises Important Questions About Credit Access

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