Equifax breach remedy has limits

Sept. 8, 2017—After it revealed that a major breach of its records took place, credit bureau Equifax is offering to help you to protect yourself from the potential of identification theft.

Telemarketing scheme to pay back consumers

March 15, 2017—Consumers will receive about $7.5 million in redress as the result of a settlement between Federal Trade Communication and the operators of a telemarketing scheme who were charged with bilking millions of dollars from consumers.

CFPB hits at credit bureaus over misleading scores

Jan. 5, 2017—We’ve been aware that credit scores that you might find online aren’t necessarily the same as the ones that lenders use to gauge your creditworthiness when you apply for a loan. Now, two of the three primary credit bureaus are on the hook for saying that they were.

DeVry to pay students, forgive debt

Dec. 15, 2016—DeVry University settled charges that it misled prospective students about their potential employment and income levels to the tune of $100 million.

Walmart Pay goes nationwide

July 7, 2016—You now can use your smartphone to pay for purchases at any U.S. Walmart store, as long as you do it through Wal-Mart Stores’ mobile app.

CFPB rules would clamp down on payday loans

June 2, 2016—In the culmination of a process that began a little more than a year ago, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that it says would end the “debt trap” that’s generated by payday and other loans.

Sports Authority to close all of its stores

May 20, 2016—The collapse of sporting-goods retailer Sports Authority reminds us that if you seek a bargain from a liquidation sale at one of the chain’s stores, you should be careful, because you might not be getting one.