Financial Consumer Protection

Banking, credit, personal finance, and related financial matters form the cornerstone of many consumer protection laws. Learning about consumer protection laws can help protect your personal finances and ensure your future financial health. In addition, maintaining a good credit score will help you when you start to shop for major purchases, such as a house or a car. FindLaw's Financial Consumer Protection section provides information and resources related to credit cards, banking and credit, personal finance, and credit repair. More specifically, you can find articles about lowering your banking fees, shopping for credit cards, how credit works, managing your personal finances, and how to invest for retirement. Finally, you can find overviews of various laws that have been enacted to protect and inform consumers, such as the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Truth in Lending Act.