Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Frontier

Trump is Doubling Down on Obama and Bush's Legacy of Going Soft on Antitrust Problems

The last three US presidents have all had relatively weak stances on busting monopolies, which has led to worsening America's income inequality.
Jasper Craven
2.26.18
Money

Trump Can't Stop Screwing Over the Poor

His administration was gutting consumer protections before he yukked it up with global elites in Switzerland.
Matt Taylor
1.26.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Fake Roy Moore accuser linked to Project Veritas, Weinstein brothers accused of sex trafficking in new lawsuit, Trump uses racist joke against Elizabeth Warren in front of Native Americans, and more.
VICE Staff
11.28.17
politics

The Last Anti–Wall Street Agency in DC Is Being Eaten from the Inside

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been targeting rich predators, even under Donald Trump. Now the White House is mounting a legally flimsy takeover that could directly affect your quality of life.
Matt Taylor
11.28.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Congressman gives up committee spot amid sexual harassment allegations, White House sued by top consumer rights official, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry, and more.
VICE Staff
11.27.17
WALL STREET

Trump’s populist revolution just gutted a major consumer protection

In a major victory for Wall Street, the Senate killed the rule by one vote, cast by Vice President Mike Pence. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John Kennedy voted with the Democrats against repeal.
David Gilbert
10.25.17
Money

Wells Fargo Is Trying to Bury Another Massive Scandal

The bank became notorious last year for creating fake accounts on behalf of customers. Now it's trying to kill a class-action lawsuit over shady debit card fees.
David Dayen
7.17.17
News

How Predatory Payday Lenders Plot to Fight Government Regulation

At the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, payday lenders strategized about how to keep profiting on the backs of regular people.
David Dayen
8.18.16
Business

Proposed New Rules Could Put Predatory Payday Loan Companies Out of Business

The US agency charged with protecting consumers from financial abuse unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would limit short-term borrowings known as "payday" loans, which can carry interest rates as high as 390 percent.
Reuters News Agency
6.2.16
americas

Occupy Wall Street Offshoot Has Purchased Nearly $4 Million in Student Debt

In conjunction with its third anniversary, the Occupy splinter organization Strike Debt purchase helped relieve the debts of nearly 3,000 individuals across the country.
Colleen Curry
9.19.14