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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Who's Grabbing Your Wallet? A Missed Chance to Help Consumers

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It's bad enough that the joining of Capital One and ING created yet another too-big-to-fail bank; that it created a too-big-to-fail bank with a record of abusing and exploiting customers struck us -- and many other consumer advocates -- as beyond the pale.

5 Ways to Become a Credit Adult

Adam Levin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

As we are demanding the business become more accountable to the American people, it is now our turn to demand greater accountability of ourselves.

Consumer Bureau Bashed As Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Job killer. That's the label one libertarian analyst of the banking industry slapped on the year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at a congres...

Student Debt Puts The Recovery On Hold, Government Says

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

A top regulator is once again sounding the alarm on student debt, warning that the ballooning market is putting the economic recovery on hold. "Pol...

Tricks, Traps, and Accountability

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

A working market needs rules, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is starting to level the playing field. That's a good thing for consumers -- and it didn't come a moment too soon.

Happy Birthday!

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.20.2012 | Money

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will have its first birthday on Saturday, but we're only cautiously celebrating. The watchdog agency's long-t...

It's The Housing Crisis All Over Again

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans th...

Dodd-Frank and CFPB Provide Stimulus to Economy With Milestone

Adam Levin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.

'People Get It': Most Americans Big Fans Of Wall Street Regulation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The people have spoken. And they seem to like banking reform. Americans appear to support government efforts to rein in Wall Street by an unambiguo...

What The Capital One Settlement Means For You

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - The Capital One Financial settlement with U.S. regulators over deceptive mark...

Ryan Grim

CFPB's First Big Action Could Boost Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action Wednesday morning, targeting Capital One for deceptive m...

Young Government Leaders President Dave Uejio on Public Service's Next Generation

Tom Fox | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC
Tom Fox

Dave Uejio is president of Young Government Leaders, a professional association for young public servants, and the lead for talent acquisition at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Government Will Monitor Credit Reporting Firms

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under scrutiny by the country's new consumer watchdog. Th...

As the Rot Spreads: Holder, Don't Hold Back

Mike Lux | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We are left with one thing we could do now to go straight at the heart of darkness: prosecute these bankers. The president, to his credit, set up a task force to do just that. So why doesn't anything seem to be happening?

Can Mortgage Servicers Play by the Rules?

Anna Cuevas | Posted 09.08.2012 | Money
Anna Cuevas

The premise of these rules evolves around two principles -- protecting homeowners from surprise costs and preventing them from getting the runaround from their services.

Applying For A Mortgage Is About To Get Less Complicated

Posted 09.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The government is proposing rules to simplify getting a home mortgage. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday unveiled re...

Fleecing of American Homeowners: Lender Force-Placed Insurance

Anna Cuevas | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money
Anna Cuevas

Homeowners who were facing financial difficulties find themselves at risk of foreclosure, especially if the insurance premium is substantial.

Bring Moneychangers Back to the Temple (Church and Mosque)?

Patrice Peyret | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money
Patrice Peyret

Many faith-based institutions offer a broad base of support, including food pantries, counseling and help accessing social services. Why not extend that support by helping to address another one of the problems their community faces: financial inclusion?

Ben Hallman

Seniors Scammed As Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures On The Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Reverse mortgages, a lifeline for seniors struggling to pay bills in allowing them to turn home equity into cash, are entering into foreclosure at an ...

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.

Feds Roll Out New Protections for Military Homeowners on the Move

Chris Birk | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Chris Birk

Financial problems consistently rank among the top stressors for military families. Mortgage problems at home can weigh heavily on those serving abroad and even affect mission readiness.

Sssshhh!!! Don't Tell Anyone, but Your Government Is Doing Something Good

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The message that government rules stifle economic activity is so pervasive that it's easy to forget that intelligent regulation can protect the economic well-being of ordinary Americans, preserving jobs and helping the whole economy.

Catherine New

Watchdog Wins 4 Of 5 Fights For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Dory Hayes' credit card complaint started with an honest mistake. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agreed. When she bought a new couch...

Improving Financial Literacy, Here and Abroad

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than in wealthier countries like the U.S. and Canada?

Private Student Loan Debt Is Ruining People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Money

The graduates have spoken. Student loan debt is weighing down a generation. This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published almost 2,...