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Are Independent Agencies Really Independent?

Dec 14, 2016 Analysis

A federal court ruling revives questions about the insulation of independent agencies.

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Adapting Regulation for the FinTech World

Dec 5, 2016 Opinion

A federal consumer watchdog quietly solved a big problem.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Aims to Lend Borrowers a Helping Hand

Aug 4, 2016 News

Agency proposes rule to stem cycle of loan payments generated by “payday” lending practices.

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CFPB Announces Plan to Allow Class Action Suits

Nov 5, 2015 News

Consumer protection agency wants to promote private enforcement of finance laws.

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A Squandered Opportunity for Effective Consumer Protection?

Oct 8, 2015 Analysis

Law professor argues that financial reform legislation hurts consumers.

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CFPB Considers New Payday Loan Requirements

Apr 27, 2015 News

Consumer protection agency takes first steps to reform payday loan market.

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CFPB Report Shows Payday Borrowers Stuck in “Revolving Door of Debt”

May 15, 2014 Analysis

Recent agency study reveals most consumers re-borrow within two weeks of their first payday loan.

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Debt Collection Industry Faces Looming Regulatory Change

Nov 27, 2013 News

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seek to assert rulemaking powers to oversee debt collectors.

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CFPB Publishes International Money Transfer Compliance Procedures

Nov 6, 2013 News

Agency offers institutions guidance on financial regulation compliance.

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Can a Regulatory Budget Trim Red Tape?

Aug 28, 2013 Opinion

A paperwork budget could gain bipartisan support.

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