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Category: At the CFPB |
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Live from Detroit, MI!

For the first time, consumer reporting agencies will be subject to a federal supervision program. We made the announcement at a field hearing in Detroit, which we streamed right here. You can watch footage from the event here, featuring remarks from Richard Cordray, CFPB Director, as well as testimony from consumer groups, academics, industry representatives, and members of the public. You can also…

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Category: Policy and compliance |
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Fair Notice on Fair Lending

Millions of Americans rely on loans and other credit products to attend college, buy cars, purchase homes, or open businesses. For many of us, access to credit makes it possible to achieve the American Dream of a better life for ourselves and our children. All too often, credit discrimination stands in the way of this access. It keeps worthy borrowers from the tools they need to reach their financial goals.

Credit discrimination is illegal. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is responsible for enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity at the CFPB helps ensure that all Americans have fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit, and we will use every tool at our disposal to protect American consumers. Learn more.

Category: Policy and compliance | Category: Info for consumers |
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Hearing your stories on payday lending

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau traveled to Birmingham, Ala., for our first field hearing. We gathered to discuss and collect information on payday lending. The payday lending market is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, and Alabama has one of the largest concentrations of payday lenders in the country.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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The CFPB launches its nonbank supervision program

A Beginning Today marks an important step forward for the CFPB as we work to protect consumers. Going forward, the CFPB will expand its bank supervision program (which began last July) to nonbanks, ensuring that banks and nonbanks play by the same rules. Before we get ahead of ourselves, it makes sense to remember what […]

Category: Policy and compliance | Category: At the CFPB |
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A consumer-centered supervision program

Yesterday, we began operation of what will be the largest function within the CFPB: Supervision. As part of this effort, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury Elizabeth Warren and Assistant Director for Bank Supervision Steve Antonakes signed and sent introductory letters to the CEOs of over 170 financial institutions that are subject to […]

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Reaching out for Input: Help Us Define “Larger Participants.”

Today and tomorrow, we will be meeting with nearly 100 organizations from across the country to hear their views about an important building block for our nonbank supervision program. These groups represent a wide range of interests: consumers, nonbank financial services providers, depository institutions, and others. From the very start, we have made it a […]

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Explainer: What is a nonbank, and what makes one “larger”?

Dear CFPB, I noticed you posted a request for public comments on “larger participants” for your “nonbank supervision” program. I don’t understand what this is about. I know what a bank is – I walk past one every day on my way to work – but what is a nonbank? And larger than what, anyway? […]

Category: Policy and compliance | Category: At the CFPB |
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Be a Part of Our Supervision Team

We’re looking for highly motivated individuals who want to make a difference and be part of an important mission: helping consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a brand-new 21st century agency with responsibility for making markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. To help carry out that mission, we will supervise […]