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T-Mobile gets into banking, offering 4% interest and no fees on its free checking account

T-Mobile is jumping into the banking business with a splash.   The wireless carrier on Thursday introduced a mobile checking account that offers an interest rate thousands of times higher than the national average.   Called T-Mobile Money, the new service has no minimum balance requirements and no monthly, overdraft, transfer or late-payment fees. It also offers a potential 4% interest rate on balances up to $3,000 – compared with the industry average of 0.06%. After that, the rate is 1%.

CREDIT UNION, MILLENNIAL, FINTECH LENDERS AND AUTO FINANCE PEER GROUPS TO MEET AT COLLECTION AND RECOVERY SOLUTIONS 2019 MAY 8 -9 IN LAS VEGAS

It’s not too late to register for the Collection and Recovery Solutions 2019 and attend a peer group session.  The Collection and Recovery Solutions events began in 2002, when creditors specifically requested an event for senior level collection executives, where they could learn about compliance and collections, effectiveness and efficiencies, in an environment where they were not inundated by salespeople and vendors.  At this invitation only conference for creditors, we have peer groups that get together to network and discuss what is happening in the industry today.

“Text me $$$”: Debt collectors may soon be able to text and email consumers

Debt collecting is an age-old business but it may soon receive a 21st-century revamp when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect consumers, proposes new rules for the industry. Among the changes may be whether debt collectors can text and email borrowers as they pursue overdue funds. 

UDAAP first in CFPB symposia series

Following comments Wednesday from CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, the bureau has officially announced its symposia series “exploring consumer protections in today’s dynamic financial services marketplace.” The first symposium will be focused on clarifying “abusive” under unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP).

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