Today's housing crisis was made possible by weak rules and poor enforcement. As policymakers consider regulatory reform, we focus on three broad goals: stronger rules to restore common sense standards; preserving the states' ability to protect its citizens from predatory lending; and more disclosure and transparency among lenders.
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- Consumer Financial Protection Agency (Additional Resources)
March 1, 2010
Financial Reform: Learn more about the CFPB/CFPA and other efforts to reform the financial system.
- Federal Reserve Should Ban Mortgage Kickbacks
December 24, 2009
In a comment letter to the Federal Reserve Board, CRL recommends strengthening proposed rules to ban routine kickbacks on home loans that already have cost Americans billions of dollars.
- Consumer Financial Protection Agency Could Have Stopped Abuses that Plague Americans Today
October 23, 2009
CRL shares stories of everyday people affected by financial abuse and emphasizes the need for the Consumer Financial Protection Agency to ensure that they and others are protected from such abuses in the future.
- CRL supports a strong, non-preemptive Consumer Financial Protection Agency
October 19, 2009
CRL letter to Members of House Financial Services Committee outlining support and opposition to various CFPA amendments on states' rights, credit-related insurance, and carve outs for credit unions and auto dealers.
- Brief Overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency
September 15, 2009
A brief overview of how the Consumer Financial Protection Agency would ensure that banking is safe for all Americans.