debt

Debt is an obligation that requires one party, the debtor, to pay money or other agreed-upon value to another party, the creditor. Debt is a deferred payment, or series of payments, which differentiates it from an immediate purchase.

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CFPB’s Spotlight on Medical Payment Products Threatens Chilling Effect on Healthcare Access
CFPB’s Spotlight on Medical Payment Products Threatens Chilling Effect on Healthcare Access
July 03, 2024  |  Healthcare

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is sharpening its focus on healthcare payments, and the result may be that at least for some consumers who...

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CFPB Finds Failures in Loan Collection and Medical Credit Cards
CFPB Finds Failures in Loan Collection and Medical Credit Cards
July 02, 2024  |  CFPB

The companies collecting Americans’ student loans, auto loans and medical payments have some work to do. That’s according to a report issued Tuesday (July 2) by the Consumer...

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Two-Thirds of Financially Stressed Consumers Revolve Their Credit Card Balances Each Month
Two-Thirds of Financially Stressed Consumers Revolve Their Credit Card Balances Each Month
June 27, 2024  |  Consumer Finance

As consumers look for ways to make ends meet, many of those who do not have a financial safety net are forced to carry their...

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CFPB Targets Medical Debt — That Could Increase the Cost of Healthcare
CFPB Targets Medical Debt — That Could Increase the Cost of Healthcare
June 24, 2024  |  CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rules that seek to remove medical debt from credit reports and cap card late fees are proving wildly popular...

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Starling Bank Takes Debtors To Court Amid UK Watchdog Probe
Starling Bank Takes Debtors To Court Amid UK Watchdog Probe
June 19, 2024  |  Banking

Starling Bank is reportedly taking several debtors to court amid a U.K. financial watchdog’s investigation. The neobank has filed petitions against 24 companies that have...

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CFPB Issues Proposed Rule Banning Medical Bills From Credit Reports
CFPB Issues Proposed Rule Banning Medical Bills From Credit Reports
June 11, 2024  |  CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a proposed rule that would ban medical bills from credit reports. The proposed rule would stop credit reporting companies...

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Consumers May Dig Into Savings as Long-Term Inflation Expectations Creep Up
Consumers May Dig Into Savings as Long-Term Inflation Expectations Creep Up
June 10, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Through scores of reports on the paycheck-to-paycheck economy, PYMNTS Intelligence has found that there’s a commonality across income levels and demographics:  Most of our collective...

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April Fed Report Shows Consumers Prioritize Credit Card Paydowns Over Spending, a Little
April Fed Report Shows Consumers Prioritize Credit Card Paydowns Over Spending, a Little
June 07, 2024  |  Credit Cards

Consumers are moving toward paying down at least some of what they owe on their credit cards. At least that was the case in April....

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Brazil’s Kanastra Raises $21 Million for Private Credit Funds Platform
Brazil’s Kanastra Raises $21 Million for Private Credit Funds Platform
June 05, 2024  |  Investments

Kanastra raised $21 million in a Series A funding round to continue to improve its tech-driven back office for private credit funds and securitizations in...

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