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Consumer Finance FAQ
Idaho Department of Finance Frequesntly Asked Questions (FAQ) about Consumer Finance.
Credit Card and Debit Card Protections and Rights Factsheets
The National Consumer Law Center has created guides addressing your credit card and debit card protections and legal rights. For more information, please view the attached factsheets.
Fair Housing - Predatory Lending
What is predatory lending? Predatory lending is the practice of preying on, or taking advantage of, an individual or group of people that may have a difficult time buying or refinancing a home...
File a Complaint Against a Mortgage Lender
The Idaho Department of Finance accepts complaints on behalf of its three regulatory bureaus - the Consumer Finance Bureau, the Securities Bureau, and the Financial Institutions...
Guide to Protecting Residents from Financial Exploitation
To equip assisted living and nursing facility staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers a guide to...
Lending and the Fair Housing Act
Discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited by the Fair Housing Act. The Act makes it unlawful to engage in discriminatory practices based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex,...
Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending
Buying or refinancing your home may be one of the most important and complex financial decisions you'll ever make. Many lenders, appraisers, and real estate professionals stand ready to help you...
Ten Things to Know about Reverse Mortgages from HUD
Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America. HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) created one of the first. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is FHA's reverse mortgage program...
Tips for Avoiding a Predatory Mortgage Loan
A predatory mortgage is a needlessly expensive home loan that provides no financial benefit to the gorrower in return fo the extra costs. In many cases, homeowners are deceived about the loan's...
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