Trade groups cite modest economic recovery in survey results released Wednesday at National Press Club in Washington.
A consumer coalition voiced support to federal financial regulators attempts to prevent payday lenders from using the electronic check system to debit their customer's checking accounts for loan payments.
Group of groups call for regulator attention to payday lenders using automatic check debits.
Consumer Federation of America/CFP Board survey finds nine in 10 do some planning, but the extent varies greatly.
If ever there was a case for moving from paper vehicle titles to an electronic system, advocates might point to a recent occurrence in Michigan.
Michigan fraudsters make the case; South Carolina credit union sees the value. A look ahead to next week's print edition.
America Saves Week, Military Saves Week focus on education; agency offers resources.
Consumers plan to spend more on holiday gift giving this year, as much as a 4% increase, according to an annual survey on the topic sponsored by CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America. The two groups released the survey results in a press event Nov. 21.
Other priorities next year will include hiring more examiners to police advisers, JOBS Act rulemaking on Reg D, crowdfunding.
Results show 3.5% to 4% increase over last year.