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Week-End Review 06/16/2023

This week I thought I’d dive into a little history  and share about some significant policy that governs the mortgage industry. I’m going to share about the CFPB and the Dodd-Frank Act.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law in 2010 in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008.

The CFPB was created as an independent agency within the Federal Reserve System with the primary goal of protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. Its mission is to ensure that consumers have access to fair and transparent financial products and services and to promote financial stability and consumer confidence.

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB has broad authority to regulate and enforce consumer protection laws in the financial industry. It has the power to write and enforce rules and regulations related to a wide range of consumer financial products and services, such as mortgages, credit cards, payday loans, and student loans. The CFPB also has the authority to conduct examinations and investigations, issue guidance, and take enforcement actions against entities that violate consumer financial protection laws.

The Dodd-Frank Act also established various provisions and reforms aimed at improving the stability and oversight of the financial system as a whole. It introduced measures to address issues such as systemic risk, too-big-to-fail institutions, derivatives trading, and mortgage lending practices. The CFPB plays a significant role in implementing and enforcing these provisions to safeguard consumers and ensure the integrity of the financial system.

In summary, the CFPB and the Dodd-Frank Act are closely interconnected. The CFPB was created by the Dodd-Frank Act to serve as the primary federal agency responsible for protecting consumers in the financial marketplace and enforcing consumer protection laws. The Act provides the CFPB with broad authority to regulate and oversee various aspects of the financial industry, contributing to the overall objectives of financial stability and consumer confidence.