Personal Finance

Consumer Finance Watchdog Plans to Supervise Marketplace Lenders

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to bring the largest online lenders under its supervision as soon as late 2017, the first time the lenders would face federal scrutiny similar to that of banks.

A Mutual-Fund Fee Falls Out of Favor

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A controversial type of mutual-fund fee called a 12b-1, in which dollars are subtracted from fund assets to compensate brokers and other distributors, is losing favor.

IRS Warns of New Scam to Hijack Tax Preparers' Computers

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The IRS on Friday warned tax preparers of a new scam in which cyberthieves hijack a preparer’s computer system, file client tax returns, and redirect refunds to thieves’ accounts.

How Private Is Your Tax Return?

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Amid concerns about cyberthieves, the approach of Tax Day is a good time to consider the retention and use of your electronic tax information.

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