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Volume 25 - Number 16

August 4, 2014

CFPB Taking Complaints About Prepaid Cards, Other Products

The CFPB recently began accepting consumer complaints about prepaid cards (such as gift cards, benefit cards, and general purpose reloadable cards) as well as additional nonbank products, including debt settlement services, credit repair services, and pawn and title loans. Consumers can now submit prepaid card complaints to the bureau about problems managing, opening or closing their account; overdraft issues and incorrect or unexpected fees; and frauds, scams or unauthorized transactions. They can also file gripes about prepaid card advertising, disclosures and marketing practices; as well as issues relating to adding money and savings or rewards features associated with such cards. In the coming months, the bureau plans to issue a proposed rule aimed at increasing federal consumer protections for general ...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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