Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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A payday lending CEO appears to have reversed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a critical rule. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It sounds bad, but it would likely enable a Democratic president to get rid of an unqualified, anti-regulatory Consumer Financial Protection director immediately. Read more

Law and Justice

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Biden told Elizabeth Warren that he ‘got votes’ for her consumer agency creation. No one can remember the specifics. Read more

, Politics


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Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda

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The consumer agency is finalizing new rules on debt collectors that would enable them to get judgments on illegitimate debts. Read more

Economic Policy


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Teaching students how to manage their money has become mandatory in many K-12 classrooms. But can it substitute for real enforcement of financial fraud? Read more

Education in America


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Republicans have stymied the filling of Democratic seats in independent agencies. There doesn’t appear to be any plan to confront this. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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The government shutdown reminded us that millions of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck—which payday lenders will only continue to exploit if the CFPB has its way. Read more

Economic Policy


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A deregulatory push led by top-level Republicans could turn back the clock to the heyday of predatory lending. Read more

Economic Policy

Created in response to the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to consumers—which may be exactly why it’s now under threat. Read more

Working in America

The young agency is performing well despite remaining a target for industry and conservative hit jobs Read more

Money, Politics and Power

American Express customers will receive $85 million in refunds for deceptive practices Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The lead CFPB opponent wasn't always against the idea of a single director. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The CFPB is getting resistance from its allies on proposed mortgage policies. Read more

Law and Justice

What is the CFPB, and why should you care? Read more

Money, Politics and Power