• We need a watchdog at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The federal agency charged with safeguarding consumers is in jeopardy. Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced last week that he’s leaving by the end of the month. Cordray’s departure gives…
  • Senate plans to end Obamacare mandate in revised tax plan. Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite, merging the fight over health care with the high-stakes effort…
  • Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures. Although most mortgage lenders are offering grace periods for homeowners in disaster zones, the real trouble begins when those grace periods run out. For many, months of postponed payments were suddenly due all at once…
  • SEC creating searchable database of bad brokers. The Securities and Exchange Commission is creating a website that will contain “a searchable database of individuals” who have been barred or suspended as a result of federal securities law violations, said the agency’s chairman,…
  • CFPB suing Freedom Debt Relief for deceiving customers. Freedom Debt Relief, the nation’s largest debt settlement services provider, built its business on lying to its customers about the company’s ability to negotiate debt settlements, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau claims. According to the…
  • ACA sign-ups spike at open enrollment’s start. The number of consumers signing up for plans under the Affordable Care Act has surged during the first few days of open enrollment compared with past years, according to federal and state officials
  • How much is the Individual Mandate Penalty Tax? Answer unknown (Chinese). 【新唐人2017年11月03日讯】美国总统川普(特朗普),在今年七月废除奥巴马健保失利后,在十月除了废除部分费用补贴,也签署行政令,允许雇主组团跨州买健保。对于一系列未知的健保改革,保险业者建议,民众只需担心现况。
  • ACA insurance exchanges open for fifth year. Despite Republicans’ attempts to tear down the Affordable Care Act, the law’s fifth annual insurance enrollment season began Wednesday morning, opening a 45-day window in most of the country for eligible consumers to buy health…


  • Council strengthens tenant protection on "certificates of no harassment" bill (Chinese). (本報記者)鑑於房東以裝修為名對房客進行逼遷之風愈演愈烈,一些房客組織與市議員聯手計劃於今秋提出新法案,對房客進行進一步保護。這條名為「無騷擾認證」(CONH)的法案如能通過,曾經有過騷擾房客記錄的房東在對房屋進行裝修工程時將付出相當大的代價。
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - November 2017. The November 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on our recent 46th year anniversary and awards event in Washington, DC, guides them on what to do to restore paper-based communications from companies that only want to offer electronic billing and other statements, outlines efforts by the Center for Financial Services Innovation to help business determine and improve the financial health of their customers, and more.

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