Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://wunc.org en Durham Is Pilot City For Tax Prep Initiative http://wunc.org/post/durham-pilot-city-tax-prep-initiative <p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is piloting a new tax preparation initiative in three US cities - and Durham is one of them. The new initiative is called β€œ<a href="http://publications.usa.gov/USAFileDnld.php?PubType=P&amp;PubID=6122&amp;httpGetPubID=0">Ready, Set, Save</a>.”&nbsp; And it’s targeted to households who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit – primarily moderate to low income households with children. Tiki Windley is a Program Manager at MDC in Durham. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:44:17 +0000 Leoneda Inge 9620 at http://wunc.org Federal Agency Looking At Prepaid Cards http://wunc.org/post/federal-agency-looking-prepaid-cards <p>A federal agency is looking to better regulate prepaid cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau held a meeting in Durham yesterday.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott: </strong>The CFSB says people who put money on prepaid cards don't know about charges to withdraw money or even get information on their accounts. The cards aren't attached to any bank. Durham resident Amy Matthews found out after trying to get to the money she put on a card.<br> Thu, 24 May 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2449 at http://wunc.org