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Consumer Finance Protection

Why You Should Never Pay for Your FICO Score

Ken Lin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money
Ken Lin

A number can't tell you much of anything, except that creditors consider you a good or bad credit risk. But the factors that make up your credit score -- like your percentage of on-time payments -- do tell you how where you need to change your financial behavior.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Does Great, Wants to Do Better

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The CFPB does stuff like protecting regular people from predatory financial institutions. That's like home loaners who'll make loans to people who can't pay the bills, or payday loaners who deceive military families.

Applauding the President's Appointment of Richard Cordray as CFPB Director

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The president made the right call by refusing to give in to Republicans who were holding Mr. Cordray's nomination hostage in an attempt to defang America's consumer watchdog agency.

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Basically Confused About What Elizabeth Warren Will Be Doing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was announced yesterday that, after weeks of speculation, Congressional Oversight Panel Chairperson Elizabeth Warren was going to be appointed to d...

Ryan Grim

Dodd Downplays Warren Role At CFPB | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen.Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who is retiring at the end of this term, downplayed on Thursday the role that Elizabeth Warren has been assigned to set up a...

Ryan Grim

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The White House has tapped Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to help set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, affirming its support for a ...

Ryan Grim

Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) warned Tuesday that an interim appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ...

Ryan Grim

Obama Strongly Hints At Warren Nomination To Head Consumer Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama hailed his long friendship with Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren on Friday, crediting her at his new conference with the idea for wh...

Ryan Grim

Gibbs: Elizabeth Warren Is A 'Terrific Candidate' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is a "terrific candidate" to lead the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is "very confirmable" for the job, White...

Dan Froomkin

Geithner Refuses To Say Whether He'd Be Happy With Warren Leading Consumer Agency (VIDEO) | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner conspicuously stopped short of endorsing Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Pr...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren To Head Consumer Protection Bureau? | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once President Obama signs Wall Street reform into law, the battle will move off the front pages, but it'll be far from over. Who the president picks ...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren Backs Emerging Consumer Protection Agency | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard professor who originated the idea of the consumer financial protection agency, supports the current version of the burea...

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.

Arthur Delaney

Dodd May Toughen CFPA In Financial Regulatory Reform Bill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To consumer advocates, it's essential that an agency charged with protecting borrowers is able to not just write rules for industries that extend cred...

Ryan Grim

Frank: 'If They Want To Kill Consumer Protection, Let There Be 41 Jim Bunnings Over There' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank reacted angrily on Wednesday to a proposed bipartisan compromise on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency in the Senate. "That'...