US government office that seeks to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. Its creation was inspired by Elizabeth Warren.
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Primary geographic focus: National
Organization Type: Government
Tags: Consumer Protection
Acronym or short name: CFPB

We work to give consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies. We are working to make regulations and guidance as clear and streamlined as possible so providers of consumer financial products and services can follow the rules on their own.

Congress established the CFPB to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws. Among other things, we:

  • Write rules, supervise companies, and enforce federal consumer financial protection laws
  • Restrict unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices
  • Take consumer complaints
  • Promote financial education
  • Research consumer behavior
  • Monitor financial markets for new risks to consumers
  • Enforce laws that outlaw discrimination and other unfair treatment in consumer finance
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)


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