Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it was drafting new regulations that would allow for the oversight of the largest credit reporting bureaus and debt collection companies. The reason, explains CFPB head Richard Cordray is that many consumers are in the dark about these businesses and feel somewhat helpless when it comes to dealing with them. "Consumers don't get to choose their debt collector," Cordray tells the L.
The Senate confirmed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday evening in a vote of 66 to 34, just hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) struck a deal with Republicans that ave... Read Post
The wonks of Occupy Wall Street are diving into the weeds again, this time agitating for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to adopt stricter oversight and regulations for consumer credit bureaus. Under Dodd-Frank, the CFP... Read Post