When you're required by a lender to buy PMI, you're paying for insurance that protects the lender, not you.
Will Americans comment online about banking regulations the way they do about celebrity haircuts? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hopes so.
Consumer protections take front seat in proposed rule changes for servicing mortgages.
Some people argue the break distorts the housing market and unfairly helps buyers who can afford more expensive homes.
FICO and CoreLogic debut a new score that could help consumers who would otherwise have difficulty securing a home loan.
An adjustable-rate loan is good for the Facebook founder, but most borrowers today should prefer a fixed rate.
A Massachusetts man made his final house payment with more than 800 pounds of coins.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Those shackled with student loan debt are increasingly being targeted by scams and shady companies promising relief.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.