Born as a fiercely independent agency meant to protect citizens, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quickly been subsumed into the Trump administration. Banks, student-loan agencies and payday lenders are the winners.
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Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.
Millions of mortgage records analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting show that the legacy of redlining persists.
Lawmakers should reject a dangerous bill — scheduled for a House vote this week — that could make it easier for payday lenders to flourish.
Trump’s budget proposal would cut billions from the social safety net while paving the way for broad work requirements for families receiving housing
Analysis shows that the collision of these forces could trigger economic disruption far greater than we have experienced over the past 60 years.
The troubling findings in the 2018 Prosperity Now Scorecard and report
The less money you have, the more you spend to just be able to use money.
There are 5.3 million Americans who are absolutely poor by global standards. This more than in Sierra Leone (3.2 million) or Nepal (2.5 million).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stripped the Office of Fair Lending of its enforcement powers. John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition said, “I am appalled to see one of the most effective offices within the CFPB stripped of responsibility to stop redlining, predatory lending, and other discriminatory behavior by financial firms.”
City lab attains draft of new HUD proposal to enforce work requirements and increase rent for millions receiving housing HUD.
“Opening up the floodgates on lending discrimination will damage the ability for people of color to build wealth,” said Debbie Goldstein, executive vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending.
PayPal Holdings Inc’s shares fell as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after former parent company eBay Inc said it had signed up a new primary payment processor.
Interim Director Mick Mulvaney has stripped CFPB Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunities of its enforcement powers against redlining and predatory behavior by financial firms.
The independent structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, an appeals court ruled Wednesday in a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to ease regulations on the financial system.