Tag Archives: CFPB

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Waters Amendment Letter

House Financial Services Committee 2129 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 October 20, 2009 Dear Chairman Frank, Ranking Member Bachus, and Members of the Committee, On behalf of the nearly 200 national, state and local consumer, employee, investor, community and civil rights organizations of

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Realtor Exemption Letter

October 13, 2009 The Honorable Barney Frank Chairman Committee on Financial Services United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Re: Realtor Exemption in H.R. 3126 Consumer Financial Protection Agency Dear Chairman Frank: Thank you for your leadership in advancing legislation to create a much-needed

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Coalition Letter to Rep. Frank

October 8, 2009 The Honorable Barney Frank Chairman Committee on Financial Services United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Re: School Loan Exemption in H.R. 3126 Consumer Financial Protection Agency Dear Chairman Frank: Thank you for your leadership in advancing legislation to create a

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The New York Times: Reforming the Financial System

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 — or largely avoided — if regulators had curbed abusive

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Taking down dirty lenders

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 a game with them, one on one.

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Business Week: Consumers Need a Credit Watchdog

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren explains her idea of creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency in this Business Week piece.  Congress is considering legislation which would create such an agency.  Here’s an excerpt from her article: President Obama’s proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency would make loan