Category Archives: Consumer

Post-Crisis Consumer Financial Protection: Did it Help?

By | December 12, 2018

Courtesy of Javier Garcia Gonzalez After the financial crisis of 2007-2008, there was a wave of regulatory changes in the US regarding consumer financial protection that mostly applied to mortgages and student loans. These new regulations granted consumers additional disclosures, banned abusive practices and fought deceptive practices. It was consistent with the narrative that consumers… Read More »

Three Countries America Can Learn From When it Comes to Protecting Consumers

By | September 25, 2018

Courtesy of Elena Botella Consumer protection doesn’t appear to be very high on the Trump administration’s list of priorities. In fact, since President Trump tapped Mick Mulvaney to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, a number of regulations and initiatives introduced during the Obama years have been rolled back. This includes relaxing restrictions… Read More »