Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:40 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB Director Cordray tells bankers that financial companies and consumers are jointly responsible.

Saturday, February 09, 2013 5:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Republicans and Democrats in Washington renew fight over the governance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Monday, February 04, 2013 2:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama renominates Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Pundits sometimes fault politicians for their failure to understand what one presidential candidate called “the vision thing.” That charge might not to stick to Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, judging by a recent speech in which he painted an idealistic picture of the future of financial education. “In our

Monday, October 17, 2011 7:50 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee has voted to approve the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. The nomination now heads to the full Senate, where Republican lawmakers have pledged to block it unless the new federal agency’s power is reduced. Here are some snippets

Thursday, August 04, 2011 10:22 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, is officially up and running –┬ábut still without a director, a vacancy that limits some of the agency’s enforcement authority. The Senate Banking Committee had scheduled a hearing the first week of August to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Richard Cordray for the position, but the