Click to view or download PDF version of the letter. S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” is a controversial bill that includes dozens of measures that deregulate banks and other financial entities and would harm consumers and the public interest,
Click to view or download PDF version of the letter. S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” would be the first major banking bill considered by the full Senate following passage in 2010 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Letters to Regulators: AFR submitted a comment on new Federal Reserve rating system for large institutions
AFR sent a comment letter to the Federal Reserve Board on the proposed new rating system for supervision of large financial institutions.
AFR sent a letter urging House members to vote “No” on H.R. 3978 — a grab bag of bad legislative ideas that would weaken SEC oversight of Wall Street and undermine consumers, investors rights and protections.
“The administration’s budget and Mick Mulvaney’s ‘strategic plan’ for the CFPB are transparent attempts to stop the agency from doing what it was designed to do: actually protect consumers.”said Lisa Donner, executive director, Americans for Financial Reform.
Joint Letters: AFR and other 80 national, state and local organizations support the SAFE Lending Act of 2018.
The Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act of 2018 is important legislation that will help safeguard consumers and law-abiding lenders from abuses rampant today in consumer lending.
Joint Statement: Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rev. Willie Gable Jr. Condemn Ongoing Sabotage of CFPB, Demand Pres. Trump Nominate Consumer Advocate as Director
“Under the Trump administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has become the Payday Predator Protection Bureau,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon). “Trump and his allies are blatantly trying to dismantle the bureau from the inside. If this isn’t a crystal clear example of the Trump administration governing of, by, and for the powerful rather than of, by, and for the people, then I don’t know what is.”
AFR Statement: Report Mulvaney Backing Away from Equifax Probe Shows Need for Credible CFPB Director
It’s one more reason why it’s so important to have someone with a track record of protecting consumers running the CFPB, not someone who wants to destroy its work.
Consumer Response has essentially been an independent office housed in the Operations Division. As such, its research on consumer complaint trends has been equally available to all divisions and offices, including, for example, Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending; Research, Markets and Regulations; and Consumer Education and Engagement. Is this transfer designed to diminish the Consumer Response unit’s important role in helping all units of the agency collect and understand the ongoing complaints that consumers raise? What benefit does this transfer provide consumers and will this relocation affect the Complaint unit’s budget?
Fair Lending is a fundamentally important part of the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and of a financial system that works for families and communities. The Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity needs the authority, the resources, and the connections to key levers of change to do its job.