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Your student loan company just changed the terms of your agreement. What do you do next?

by Janet Nguyen Sep 20, 2018
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps you handle problems you’re having with a financial service or product. Here’s how that process works.
A poster of evidence is presented by then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara during a press conference on May 7, 2013 in New York City.
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The nominee to lead the CFPB raises more questions about the agency’s future

by Aaron Schrank Jun 18, 2018
The White House has tapped Mick Mulvaney’s replacement to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the consumer watchdog agency formed in the wake of the financial crisis. Kathy Kraninger is an associate director in the Office of Management and Budget,…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is downgrading the office that protects student borrowers

by Reema Khrais May 10, 2018
Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been on a mission to dismantle and reshape the agency. In his latest move, he’s targeting the student loan division. He’s folding that office, which is meant to…

CFPB’s Mulvaney: We don’t have to run a Yelp for banks

by , and Apr 25, 2018
The acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, said Tuesday that he wants to cut off public access to a web-based database of complaints about financial companies. The American Bankers Association thinks that’s a fine idea. Consumer…
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A fundamentally different American economy?

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 20, 2018
Also, the president seems determined to stick with bilateral trade deals.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to auto workers at the American Center for Mobility March 15, 2017, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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CFPB head Mulvaney grilled on Capitol Hill

by Ryan Kailath Apr 11, 2018
Across the hallway from Mark Zuckerberg’s second round on Capitol Hill today there was another hearing taking place. This one was not quite so well-attended. Mick Mulvaney was there to be questioned on his role as acting director of the…

How much protection for consumers?

by Ryan Kailath 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. 

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Mick Mulvaney doesn’t think the CFPB needs more money

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry 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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How much could a new leader reshape the CFPB?

by Tracey Samuelson 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 federal budget, explained

by Kimberly Adams and Ben Hethcoat Jul 31, 2017
Here's why there's always (always) so much drama.
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