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Thank you Treasurer Schmidt, and thank you all for having me here today. Working as a local and state treasurer in Ohio taught me the importance of consumer finance in the everyday lives of Americans. When I was the Franklin County Treasurer, my primary job was to run a financial office and safeguard public funds. But there was also another, very significant dimension of this work. I set out to collect millions in unpaid property taxes from those evading their obligations, and in doing so to protect all the law-abiding taxpayers and businesses that take pains to meet their obligations.
Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be here and have the opportunity to speak at NCRC’s Annual Conference. The Bureau has benefited from its strong working relationship with NCRC on issues ranging from consumer protection to access to credit. We thank you for your continued partnership.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is announcing that three experts have been named to senior positions within the Bureau. These positions are: the Assistant Director for the Office of Research; the Assistant Director for the Office of Financial Empowerment; and the Assistant Director for the Office of Installment and Liquidity Lending Markets.
At the Consumer Bureau, we are committed to helping consumers make sound financial choices. We are doing all we can to protect people by ensuring that consumer financial markets work better for them – are transparent, reliable, and fair. But we also recognize that the best form of consumer protection is self-protection, which means helping people avoid problems in the first place and knowing how to address problems when they do occur.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today that servicemembers, veterans, and their families who complained to the Bureau about financial products or services have recovered more than $1 million. The relief was reported in the CFPB’s second snapshot of complaints from military consumers, which also highlighted how some military families are not receiving the added consumer protections they have earned.
Good morning. It is my pleasure to be with you at this Common Ground Conference. I would like to thank Attorney General Masto for hosting this important event, along with Jessica Rich and all of our colleagues at the Federal Trade Commission. I know that an enormous amount of work goes into planning these events, but I think we can all agree that it is well worth the effort. The FTC has held many of these Common Ground Conferences around the country, and we are delighted to be participating in this one.
Thank you for joining us as we meet with our Consumer Advisory Board. We all look forward to our dialogue with our CAB members, who share with us their perspective, their expertise, and their actual experience on the ground. We are all here because we care deeply about how people are being treated in the consumer financial marketplace.
Bureau Report Finds Accuracy Issues Top Credit Report Complaints; Warns on Avoiding Investigations WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) called on the nation’s top credit card companies to make credit scores and related content freely available to their customers. A report released by the CFPB today found accuracy issues top the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services, Inc., accusing the for-profit college chain of predatory student lending. The CFPB alleges that ITT exploited its students and pushed them into high-cost private student loans that were very likely to end in default. The CFPB is seeking restitution for victims, a civil fine, and an injunction against the company.
Thank you all for joining us today. And thank you to Attorney General King, Attorney General Madigan, Attorney General Miller, and Attorney General Conway for being with us. Financial products can be a way for Americans to achieve dreams: to buy a home, to start a small business, and importantly, to go to school. People […]
Thank you for having me back again this year. I am glad to say that I now stand before you as the undisputed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, having been confirmed by a strongly bipartisan vote of the Senate last summer. That was an important milestone for me and for our new agency, and we all thank you for your strong support throughout that process. It means not only that the Consumer Bureau has fully come into its own, but also that we are building a solid foundation for a long time to come.
I want to thank all of you here for your interest in helping hardworking consumers achieve financial peace of mind. I firmly believe that employers who provide financial education in the workplace are not only doing the right thing, they are doing the smart thing for their employees and their businesses.
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered a Connecticut mortgage lender, 1st Alliance Lending, LLC (First Alliance), to pay an $83,000 civil money penalty for violating federal law by illegally splitting real estate settlement fees. First Alliance self-reported these violations to the Bureau, admitted liability, and provided information related to the conduct of other actors that has facilitated other enforcement investigations.
Prepared Remarks of Steven Antonakes Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Bankers Association Orlando, Florida February 19, 2014 Good afternoon. Thank you for the invitation to be here with you today. By way of background, I am a career bank regulator. I cut my teeth during the end of the S&L Crisis […]
Thank you all for being here. Our topic of discussion today has deep resonance for me. Having worked on financial education issues at the local, state, and now the federal level of government, I have come to know firsthand how important it is for our school districts, as well as state and local officials, to be directly involved in the financial education of our children.