Tag Archives: legislation

Lawmakers, regulators target prepaid card overdraft fees

Kelly Dilworth

Prepaid cards that allow you to overdraft your account for a hefty fee could soon face extinction if federal regulators and Democratic lawmakers get their way. Earlier this month, Senator Jeff Merkley introduced a consumer protection bill dubbed Stopping Abuse…
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Feds working to build cybersecurity defenses

Sienna Kossman

After writing about a study that revealed consumers want more federal government involvement in cybersecurity and data breach resolution, I wanted to learn what, if anything, is happening on the federal government level that addresses these concerns.
As it turns out, there’s been quite a bit of activity on the subject this year, especially in recent weeks.
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Louisiana law takes a step toward protecting student data

Sienna Kossman

The state of Louisiana has joined the growing ranks of public and private entities looking to protect sensitive student information from potential data breaches and identity theft.
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Emily’s list: iPod birthday edition

Emily Crone

Read about the anniversary of the iPod and explore some of the best blog posts about debt and credit from the personal finance blogosphere in the last week.
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House introduces ‘Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights’

Jeremy Simon

House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the “Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008” (H.R. 5244), “comprehensive credit card reform legislation aimed at leveling the playing field between credit card companies and consumers.”
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