Tenants facing pandemic eviction have a new ally: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Apr 20, 2021
The new CFPB rule requires landlords to clearly inform tenants — and limits what debt collectors can do.
The new CFPB new rule forbids debt collectors from giving tenants misleading information about their rights.
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Financial watchdog expected to regain teeth under Biden

Dec 18, 2020
Under President Trump, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau relaxed rules on payday lending and debt collection.
Consumer advocates want to see the CFPB under Biden tighten rules on payday loans, bank fees and credit report errors.
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CFPB rolls back restrictions on payday lenders

Jul 9, 2020
Lenders will not have to verify whether borrowers have the ability to pay back high-interest loans
About 12 million Americans take out payday loans every year, mostly to cover necessities like rent or utilities.
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Black applicants are more likely to be denied mortgages, study finds

Jun 26, 2020
And that's one reason for the persistent homeownership gap.
A house for sale in Seattle. Black homeownership rose slightly in 2019, but mortgage denial rates were still much higher — 16% for Black applicants compared to 7% for white borrowers.
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How much protection for consumers?

Apr 11, 2018
Mick Mulvaney is set to testify before Congress on April 11 about how he’s managing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It might be hard to tell, but, the CFPB still there. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Mick Mulvaney doesn’t think the CFPB needs more money

Jan 18, 2018
The acting director requested $0 for the bureau’s funding.
Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, walks back to the White House from the CFPB building after he showed up for his first day of work on November 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump has "no authority" to appoint interim CFPB boss

Nov 28, 2017
The Massachusetts senator who helped set up the bureau says the president has "created a cloud" over it.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hearing in the Capitol building on July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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How much could a new leader reshape the CFPB?

Nov 27, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in the wake of the financial crisis, is locked in a leadership struggle after its first director stepped down last week.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, walks back to the White House from the CFPB building after he showed up for his first day of work today in Washington, D.C.
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The lawyer representing the CFPB lawsuit explains why he's fighting for this case

Nov 27, 2017
President Donald Trump and the outgoing director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have each chosen different leaders to oversee the watchdog agency. So Leandra English, the current head's pick, has filed a lawsuit.
Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, walks back to the White House from the CFPB building after he showed up for his first day of work on November 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 
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Suit seeks to stop Trump from naming acting director of CFPB

Nov 27, 2017
Leandra English, who was named interim director of the CFPB by its outgoing director, filed a lawsuit Sunday night.
President Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 16.
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