As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) has passed its five-year anniversary, the Bureau has amassed an impressive set of numbers measuring some of its impacts on consumers and the financial services marketplace. Other accomplishments may get less attention, but have nonetheless created important infrastructure and partnerships to help leverage and magnify the agency’s effectiveness. This article briefly summarizes some of the ways in which the Bureau has evolved in its early years to better fulfill its mission and improve the functioning of consumer financial markets.
Kelly T. Cochran,
The CFPB at Five Years: Beyond the Numbers,
N.C. Banking Inst.
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