Race-car driver's payday lending business 'deceived borrowers'

By David Heath

AMG Services, a Kansas firm started by race-car driver Scott Tucker, may be ordered to repay tens of millions of dollars to borrowers.

Tribal payday lender can't sidestep consumer laws, court rules

By David Heath

A ruling by a federal judge represents a huge blow to a business run by Scott Tucker, who has used his earnings to finance a racing team.

Debt collectors go after service members despite protections

By Daniel Wagner

Soldiers and sailors are being threatened by debt collectors to pay up on ttheir debts illegally, report says.

Tea party operative likely behind mysterious web blitz

By Daniel Wagner

The campaign against government crackdown on online payday lenders is likely created by a consultant to Sen. Ted Cruz.

The mysterious online war against a payday lending crackdown

By Daniel Wagner

Anonymous group called "Stop the Choke" says Obama crackdown on illegal online payments is "destroying the free market."

Former subprime executive making risky loans again

By Daniel Wagner

Andy Pollock, who led First Franklin's bad loan factory, is pushing interest-only loans at new firm.

Six federal agencies are investigating online payday lenders

By Daniel Wagner

Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have subpoenaed online lenders and the major banks that do business with them.

Payday lenders agree to stop 'deceptive and illegal' practices

By David Heath

Court agreement ends practices feds said were deceptive, illegal

Wells Fargo to pay $175M in lending settlement

By The Associated Press

Justice Dept: Wells Fargo to pay $175M to settle allegations of bias against blacks, Hispanics
Barack Obama

New law gives US companies a break on pensions

By The Associated Press

Companies win cut in pension contributions; critics say saving pensions is even bigger concern

IMPACT: Tribal payday lender sued by Federal Trade Commission

By David Heath

Auto racer Scott Tucker accused of deceptive lending practices.

Colo. judge issues new ruling in payday lending case against Indian tribes

By David Heath

Judge admits he 'misunderstood' evidence of tribal blame in Scott Tucker's online payday lending operation

Indian tribes tied to payday lender escape state probe

By David Heath

State AG drops inquiry into two tribes accused of shielding online payday lender Scott Tucker

Fraud and folly: The untold story of General Electric’s subprime debacle

By Michael Hudson

High-paid employees of fraud-plagued, GE-owned WMC Mortgage included ex-porn star, strippers

Woman says GE-owned subprime lender deceived, defrauded her

By Michael Hudson

Mortgage on modest home becomes legal nightmare for West Virginia woman

Bank of America to pay record settlement over Countrywide abuses

By John Dunbar

Bank of America to pay record settlement over Countrywide abuses

Courts debate validity of Indian-owned payday lenders

By David Heath

Sale of payday-loan business to Indian tribe made to avoid state oversight, attorneys general say

Worst may be yet to come in foreclosure crisis, study says

Millions more homes at 'imminent risk of default' study says

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 24 - Oct. 28

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

IMPACT: Credit union swaps payday loans for friendlier offering

By Ben Hallman

Utah federal credit union featured in iWatch News investigation moves away from payday lending business

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Credit Union Administration":

"… . The new "Helping Hands” loan complies with rules set by the National Credit Union Administration that permit federal credit unions to lend at a maximum 28 percent ann …"

In trouble from an online payday loan? You might not have to repay it

By David Heath

Regulators urge people not to repay illegal online payday loans

Race car driver Scott Tucker drew an elaborate facade around his payday loan businesses

By David Heath

Payday lender Scott Tucker stayed one step ahead of the law

Payday lending bankrolls auto racer's fortune

By David Heath

Race car driver Scott Tucker hides business behind Indian tribes

Obama's new plan for underwater mortgages may be too little too late

By Michael Hudson

Obama orders Fannie and Freddie to work with borrowers; earlier programs helped only a few

Next stop for fight over Wall Street reforms: Federal court

By Shirley Gao

The financial industry is preparing to move its fight against the Dodd-Frank law into the courts

"Dear CFPB" wish lists urge action on mortgages, payday loans, prepaid cards

By Shirley Gao

Advocacy groups have long wish lists for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB to analyze Experian, Equifax, TransUnion data to get to bottom of credit score discrepancies

By Amy Biegelsen

CFPB will analyze why a consumer credit score can vary widely

Borrower Nightmares

By Julie Vorman

Leaderless CFPB faces big job taming predatory lenders

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… plan, and home damage from a broken water pump. To pay off his bills, the Kentucky doctor contacted a company that specializes in payouts to retirees willing …"

Storefront payday lenders criticize online rivals for affiliating with Indian tribes

By Michael Hudson

Online, storefront payday lenders divided as new consumer agency targets industry

Denied a loan? Lenders now must disclose your credit score and tell why

By Julie Vorman

Fed orders lenders to give consumers more credit score information

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