CFPB

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

About the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector. Its jurisdiction includes banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies operating in the United States.The CFPB's creation was authorized by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whose passage in 2010 was a legislative response to the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the subsequent Great Recession. (Source: Wikipedia. Click here to see the CFPB's complete Wikipedia bio.)

Photo at right: The entrance to the CFPB's headquarters building on G Street in Washington, D.C. Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner

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