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On the CFPB’s Birthday, Stand Against Sharks

July 21 marks the six-year anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created in the wake of the Wall Street crime wave that led to the financial crisis of 2008. The CFPB was first conceived by law professor Elizabeth Warren, now Senator Warren from Massachusetts, as an agency that could protect the American people from […]

Battle Over Government's Version of Yelp for Banks

A government complaint database popular with consumers has become the latest battleground for efforts to curb the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority.

Encouraging Waste: Trashing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Catherine Rampell has a nice column pointing out how Republican efforts to block suits against companies that abuse their customers is effectively denying them the opportunity to use the legal system when they are wronged. The argument is well-taken but it doesn't go far enough. Show More Summary

New Poll On Dodd-Frank and CFPB Tells Us Poll's Creators Like Dodd-Frank and the CFPB

There’s been some buzz this week about a new poll that, according to its creators, shows overwhelming support for Dodd-Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). A stunning 74 percent of respondents, the creators claim,...Show More Summary

US Consumer watchdog make it easier to sue banks

Washington - The US government's consumer watchdog finalised a rule that it will make it easier for people to challenge financial companies in court. Under the long-awaited rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, companies will be banned from using agreements that block consumers from joining group lawsuits. Show More Summary

CFPB's Theory of Consumer Protection: Less Choice, More Cost

Signaling its intent to proceed with business as usual, despite ongoing controversy over its leadership and structure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized a rule restricting the ability of financial services...Show More Summary

Trump's FBI Pick Said All The Right Things. So Will Trump Leave Him Alone?

Wray emphasized the independence of the FBI and pledged to protect the bureau from political pressure.

Christopher Wray Appears Before The Senate Judiciary Committee

Wray emphasized the independence of the FBI and pledged to protect the bureau from political pressure.

CFPB Makes It Easier For Customers To Sue Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just made it easier for ordinary citizens to sue banks by restricting how they can use mandatory arbitration to block class-action lawsuits, according to Bloomberg. But the decision – inspired...Show More Summary

It might soon get easier to sue banks and credit card companies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a rule barring financial companies from using arbitration to shut down class-action suits. Video provided by Newsy        

CFPB's long-awaited arbitration rule may be a short-lived victory for consumers

Consumers had good reason to celebrate Monday after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after years of preparation, issued a rule blocking credit card companies, banks and other financial firms from putting roadblocks in the way of customers joining class-action lawsuits. It’s a big deal....

Morning Agenda: New Rule to Let More Borrowers Sue Lenders in U.S.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted a regulation that limits financial firms’ use of arbitration, setting up a potential fight with Republicans.

New Rule Opens Credit Card Companies, Banks To Class-Action Suits

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the new regulation, set to take effect in 60 days, would prevent financial institutions from requiring that disputes be settled by arbitration.

New consumer protection rule shields class-action suits against banks; Congress may block it

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a new rule that would ensure consumers can bring class-action lawsuits against banks instead of being forced into private arbitration, though Congress may seek to scrap the rule before it takes effect. The rule, which has been years in the making,...

New consumer protection rule shields class-action suits against banks; Congress may block it

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a new rule that would ensure consumers can bring class-action lawsuits against banks instead of being forced into private arbitration, though Congress may seek to scrap the rule before it takes effect. The rule, which has been years in the making,...

U.S. Agency Moves to Allow Class-Action Lawsuits Against Financial Firms

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is adopting a rule that would block banks and credit card companies from forcing customers into arbitration.

Consumer Agency Seeks to Hold South Carolina Company in Contempt

A legal move shows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proceeding with an inquiry into seller financing of homes aimed at lower-income Americans.

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