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Wells Fargo Halts Selling Bad Credit Card Debt For Now

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It looks like other banks are taking the government warnings to clean up their act when it comes to how they handle dealing with their bad debt from credit card accounts that they used to sell off without much care. The American Banker is reporting: “Wells Fargo (WFC) has halted sales of its customers’ unpaid consumer loans to outside debt ... Read More »

Sheila Bair, Former FDIC Chairman Shares Thoughts on Financial Failures

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., shares her thoughts about on what went wrong in the banking industry and how to prevent financial collapse in the future. In this video she talks about how bankruptcy is now the strategy to deal with future banking failures, why over borrowing was a critical cause of the financial failures, ... Read More »

California AG Sues Over Chase Credit Card Collection Activity

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris yesterday filed an enforcement action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Chase) alleging that the bank engaged in fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against tens of thousands of Californians. The suit alleges that Chase engaged in widespread, illegal robo-signing, among other unlawful practices, to commit debt-collection abuses against approximately 100,000 California credit card borrowers over at ... Read More »

Former Bank President and Real Estate Developer to Buy Soap on a Rope

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The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Dana J. Boente today announced that Reginald R. Harper, age 59, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, the former president and chief executive officer of First Community Bank of Hammond, Louisiana, and Troy A. Fouquet, age 45, ... Read More »

JPMorgan Chase Gets Slapped for Derivatives Trading Activity

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced today the issuance of a cease and desist order, by consent, against JPMorgan Chase, N.A., for unsafe and unsound practices and violations of law or regulation related to derivatives trading activities conducted on behalf of the bank by the Chief Investment Office (CIO). The OCC found that the bank’s internal ... Read More »

Chase Minimum Payment Class Action Lawsuit Moves Closer to Paying Out

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A kind reader and tipster (send in your tips here) let me know that the class action suit against Chase bank for raising minimum monthly payments is proceeding to paying out soon. The suit was brought in 2009 on behalf of consumers that had engaged in balance transfers to Chase Bank under the impression the minimum payment on the credit ... Read More »

Bank of America Offers Sweet Balance Transfer Deal in Time for Christmas

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You would not believe the number of credit offers I review and see. But this one caught my attention as usually interesting. I have no idea how many people have access to this offer but if you are a Bank of America card holder it might be worth calling customer service and seeing if you are eligible for it if ... Read More »

Bank Founded in 1472 Launches Dual Sided Credit/Debit Card. Freaky!

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Belgium bank Banca Monte Paschi Belgio is launching a split personality credit card and debit card. It’s kind of weird but very cool. The PaschiCombo card on one side has a chip and PIN Maestro debit card on it. The card also has a button on it that users can press when they want to make online purchases but need ... Read More »

Target Sells RedCard Credit Card Biz to TD Bank But Will Keep Servicing

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You know that Target card you have in your wallet. Not the debit card, but the credit card. Well Target has sold their book of customers and accounts to Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank) for a reported $6 billon. The price tag is equal to the entire amount of the amount due on the cards. The agreement does not have ... Read More »

Doubts Spread About Independent Foreclosure Reviews

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by Paul Kiel ProPublica The idea behind the Independent Foreclosure Review seems simple. During the peak of the foreclosure crisis, the banks broke laws and made errors that hurt homeowners. In response, the government mandated they compensate the victims. But there is growing evidence some banks are playing a major role in identifying the victims of their own abuses, raising ... Read More »

OCC Banking Enforcement Actions 8-27-2012 to 10-1-2012

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Cease and Desist Orders District Of Columbia 2012-214 Independence Federal Savings Bank, Washington 8/27/2012 Montana 2012-215 Bank of The Rockies, National Association, White Sulphur Springs 8/30/2012 Utah 2012-212 American Express Bank, FSB, Salt Lake City 10/1/2012 Civil Money Penalty Orders Arkansas 2012-216 Marvin Sutterfield, Ozark Heritage Bank, National Association, Mountain View 8/10/2012 Utah 2012-213 American Express Bank, FSB, Salt Lake ... Read More »

ProPublica Raises Concerns Over Bank of America’s Foreclosure Review Process

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by Paul Kiel ProPublica Late last year, the country’s bank regulators launched a massive program to evaluate millions of foreclosure cases and compensate homeowners who fell victim to the banks’ flawed or illegal practices. Regulators dubbed it the “Independent Foreclosure Review” to emphasize that the banks would not be making key decisions about loans they had made or serviced. But ... Read More »

Bank Enforcement Actions – 9-21-2012

Bank Cease and Desist Orders Alabama 2012-182 Southfirst Bank, Sylacauga 8/15/2012 Florida 2012-183 Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach 7/27/2012 2012-184 Atlantic Coast Bank, Jacksonville 8/10/2012 Illinois 2012-185 United Trust Bank, Palos Heights 8/15/2012 Kentucky 2012-186 The Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana, Cynthiana 8/22/2012 Civil Money Penalty Orders Texas 2012-187 Milton Yang, Golden Bank, National Association, Houston 8/3/2012 Formal ... Read More »

Capital One Spanked by OCC Over Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Violations

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced enforcement actions against Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., for violations and compliance deficiencies related to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA provides servicemembers relief from certain obligations and temporarily suspends judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions involving civil liabilities when military service affects ... Read More »

Chase Bank Settles for Millions in Jacked Up Minimum Payment Case

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JPMorgan has agreed to pay $100 million to dispose of a suit filed alleging that Chase Bank jacked up the minimum payments due on credit cards, improperly. The $100 million settlement is 45 percent of the $220 million in alleged up-front transactional fees that consumers paid for the promotional balance transfer loans. The suit alleges Chase Bank wanted consumers to ... Read More »

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