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Biden’s CFPB wants to hear how consumers would reform bank, lending rules


Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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The Biden administration is trying to empower consumers to help rewrite the rules governing how banks, lenders and other financial institutions can treat customers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a federal agency created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis — said Wednesday it will let the public submit a rule-making petition directly to the agency.

The Dodd-Frank Act, signed in July 2010, established the watchdog to protect consumers from unfair, abusive and deceptive financial practices — a response to the risky loans that tipped the U.S. into a deep…


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