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  • AUTHORITIES OVER CREDIT CARD COLLECTION PRACTICES, BAD DEBT SALES-- NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL.

  • JPMorgan pays up Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    JPMorgan pays up

    Reports are JPMorgan will pay $125 million to settle credit card debt probes.

  • EXCLUSIVE: JPMORGAN CHASE TO PAY AT LEAST $125 MILLION TO SETTLE U.S.

  • July 6- In the midst of moving from Atlanta to St. Louis last year, Thomas Nitzsche discovered his parked rental car had been hit by another car, causing $791 in damage. To keep costs low, he had rejected the "collision damage waiver" insurance offered by the rental car company, which can run as much as $45 a day and can include a deductible. It took three months or so for the...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • *Australia's banks selling down assets to raise capital. SYDNEY, June 29- Germany's BMW AG, Australia's Macquarie Group and a host of U.S. private equity firms are expected to bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's more than $6 billion car and equipment loan book, a source said on Monday. The automaker and Australia's top investment bank have requested...

  • ATHENS, June 29- Greece imposed capital controls and ordered banks to close temporarily after the European Central Bank froze a vital financial lifeline following the breakdown of bailout talks between Athens and foreign creditors. All credit institutions in Greece, including branches of foreign banks, are affected. -Payments via debit or credit cards to...

  • UPDATE 1-Credit bureau TransUnion's shares rise in debut Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    June 25- Shares of credit bureau TransUnion rose as much as 10 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $4.5 billion. TransUnion provides a number of information services for businesses and consumers such as consumer credit reports, risk scores and analytical services. TransUnion raised $664.8 million after the 29.5- million-share offering was...

  • That message easily could get lost in the controversy following a recent New York Times opinion piece, "Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans," in which writer Lee Siegel not only defended his decision to ignore his education debt, but urged others to join him as a way of changing the economics of paying for college. We now have some indication that debt strikes may work:...

  • June 16- Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services said it would close its mortgage origination business and cut about 460 related jobs to focus on its direct banking products. Discover Financial, which acquired the mortgage origination business in 2012, said it would continue to originate home equity loans through Discover Bank.

  • SHANGHAI, June 11- China's stock market closed mixed on Thursday, as continuous weakness in banking shares offset gains in consumer plays after Beijing unveiled new measures to promote consumption. Late on Wednesday, China's state council, or cabinet, vowed to liberalise the consumer credit market, and support cross-border e-commerce. Separately, China's...

  • U.S. consumer watchdog widens oversight on auto financing Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 3:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- The top U.S. consumer protection regulator is expanding its oversight to include large non-bank auto financing companies. A new rule issued on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau means that companies such as Ford and Toyota which operate lending arms that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 or more loans or leases per year...

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been flagging its concerns about overdraft practices since 2012 and said in July that it would address the issue with new regulations. The data shows that lenders including Atlanta- based SunTrust Banks Inc and Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp could be hit if, as analysts expect, the CFPB caps fees and...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 5- Even as regulators are firing shots at reverse mortgages for what they consider deceptive advertising, financial planners are taking a new look at these loans as a way to avoid selling stocks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau slammed industry advertising earlier this week, saying it misled people about the risks and costs of such...

  • The average term for a first-quarter new-vehicle loan was 67 months and for used vehicles, 62 months, Experian said. Experian found that in the first quarter, 29.5 percent of new-vehicle loans in the U.S. market were for term of 73 months to 84 months. "While longer term loans are growing, they do not necessarily represent an ominous sign for the market," said Melinda...

  • Citigroup CEO defends credit card deal with Costco Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 28- Citigroup Inc CEO Mike Corbat said the deal the bank made with Costco Wholesale Corp to replace American Express Co as the issuer of credit cards for the retailer will be profitable for his shareholders. Responding to speculation in the card industry that Citigroup gave too much to Costco in negotiations earlier, Corbat said the deal is "without a...

  • TORONTO, May 26- Toronto Dominion Bank said on Tuesday it will acquire Nordstrom's U.S. consumer credit card portfolio as the Canadian bank looks to use its strong balance sheet to expand its lending business in the United States. But under the terms, Nordstrom will receive a large slice of net revenue generated by the credit card accounts. Nordstrom's U.S. credit...

  • GREECE MAY IMPOSE SMALL LEVY ON BANK ATM WITHDRAWALS TO ENCOURAGE USE OF CREDIT CARDS- FINANCE MINISTER VAROUFAKIS.