CFPB: Nationwide Effort to Advance Financial Education in Schools Launched

CFPB Publishes Resource Guide for Policymakers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it is launching a nationwide effort to advance financial education in schools. The Bureau is publishing “Advancing K-12 Financial Education: A Guide for Policymakers,” a resource guide which contains strategies for furthering the development […]

CFPB: Considering Proposal to End Payday Debt Traps

Proposal Would Cover Payday Loans, Vehicle Title Loans, and Certain High-Cost Installment and Open-End Loans WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans. […]

ABA: CFPB Prepaid Rules Could Harm Underbanked Customers

In a news release, the American Bankers Association commented on the CFPB’s proposed rulemaking regarding prepaid cards: “The CFPB’s proposed rules for prepaid products include some onerous provisions that could create insurmountable compliance barriers for banks offering the cards, ABA said in a comment letter. This would be particularly harmful […]

ABA: 5 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

ABA offers consumer tips for putting tax refunds to good use ​WASHINGTON — Nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers will receive a federal tax refund this year.  As millions of Americans await reimbursement from Uncle Sam, the American Bankers Association has highlighted five tips for making the most […]