Apr 06 2011
Six months into our investigation into unlawful business practices by foreclosure trustees, the Washington Attorney General’s Office announced that it has uncovered an additional widespread problem that jeopardizes homeowners’ chances of stopping a foreclosure.
Feb 03 2011
The federal government's new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new Web site and social media tools.
Jan 25 2011
Just who is responsible for shoveling snow in manufactured home parks? Here’s the answer from the fine folks who run our Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program.
Nov 12 2010
The Seattle Times gives a shout-out today to Attorney General Rob McKenna and Assistant Attorney General David Huey for their efforts to hold the mortgage foreclosure industry accountable for state consumer protection laws.
Oct 06 2010
Help is available for Washington residents who obtained problematic mortgages from Wachovia Bank and Golden West Corp., which did business as World Savings Bank. At least 400 Washington borrowers who received "Pick-A-Pay" payment option adjustable-rate mortgages will be eligible for loan modifications ...
Jul 09 2010
Summer’s finally here and that brings thoughts of a vacation – if you can afford one in this sluggish economy. Lifestyle changes, unemployment and rising costs have many timeshare owners hoping to sell their vacation properties. If you’re one of them, be careful.
Jun 03 2010
Economy still got you down? Sign up for a free Money Smarts workshop and learn how to stretch your dollar. AARP has teamed up with a bunch of experts including folks from the Attorney General's Office to teach consumers how to spend less, save more and outwit the latest economic scams and schemes.
Feb 16 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna offered hope for Washington homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments, as well as hundreds who already their homes. Our state’s $1.8 million share from a settlement concerning the unfair lending practices of Countrywide Financial will be used to help them.
Jan 04 2010
Two consumer protection bills were among those previewed at a press conference today ...