Create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
For more than three hours Wednesday, supporters and opponents of a new federal agency that would oversee mortgages, credit cards and other consumer financial products dug deeper into …
The New York Times ran this excellent editorial on September 13, 2009. Here’s an excerpt explaining the need for a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA):
CONSUMER PROTECTIONThe financial crisis would have been less severe — …
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A National Consumer Law Center White Paper, September 2009
Consumer protection in the financial world has been dramatically weakened in the last several years by preemption of state consumer …
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran this excellent opinion piece on August 3. Here’s an excerpt:
Credit card and mortgage consumers need help to level the playing field.
By Adam Benforado
The $3-trillion-a-year consumer financial-services industry wants you to play …
By Jessica Yellin
CNN National Political Correspondent
WASHINGTON (CNN) — If you hold a credit card, mortgage or a student loan, Congress is considering a new agency designed to give you a lot more protection.
Congress is considering …
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Published July 21, 2009 5:06 PM
Marcus Mrowka, 202-730-7759, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress Must Not Buckle to Corporate Interests on Financial Reform
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, the Service Employees International Union released a statement from Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger following …
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This testimony describes why we recommend that consumer protection for financial products and services be consolidated within a new federal Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
A review of the history of consumer …