Being a fan of Elizabeth Warren and also of her idea of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), I realized that I had not visited its web site, nor have I told others about it.
There are two URLs that you can use to get to the site. The shortened version www.cfpb.gov will automatically redirect you to the longer URL www.consumerfinance.gov. There is also a CFPB Facebook page.
Here is the introductory message from Richard Cordray, the CFPB director.
In Elizabeth Warren’s book A Fighting Chance, she said about the CFPB,
I figured it this way. Every day the wind would blow over this agency from one direction. We would hear the voices of those who were organized, those who had money, and those who were powerful. If we weren’t careful, their point of view would eventually seep into every crack and crevice of the place. We needed a strong wind from the other direction. We needed to create an agency that would be transparent about our mission, our goals, and the work we were doing – so that the public would call us out if we fell short.
One way for us to help this agency fulfill its potential is to talk about the agency and to tell people about the web site. We can look at the video above on YouTube, and click the like button.
Remember this web site if you ever have a problem with a financial institution, or if you want to find out what the CFPB is doing to protect you.