Economic Intelligence

September 2013


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Database Transparency Makes Banks Work Better

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Last week, my organization released "Big Banks, Big Complaints," a report documenting how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping bank customers solve disputes through its searchable public online complaint database. The views of U.S. PIRG and its coalition partners at Americans for ...

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TAGS:
economy
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
banking
financial regulation

Poll Shows Americans Want More Wall Street Regulation Five Years After the Financial Crisis

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The fits and starts of American politics are sometimes blamed on a fickle public, demanding action at moments of crisis or calamity only to lose interest as soon as an issue fades from the headlines. That's a bum rap where financial reform is concerned. While Washington has had trouble staying on ...

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TAGS:
economy
politics
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumers
Wall Street
financial regulation