With the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Congress approved the most far-reaching overhaul of financial reform since the Depression. Find out how this 2,000-page document affects your transactions in everyday life.
Consumers gain from financial reform
After a near collapse of major banks, consumers are getting greater protection under sweeping reforms.
Consumer protection super agency created
The new consumer protection bureau will cast a wide net. Find out the kinds of transactions it covers.
Financial reform and your mortgage
Financial reform legislation stops lenders from selling mortgages that borrowers can’t afford.
Financial reform: winners and losers
Financial reform will have a far-reaching effect. Find out if you gained or lost from the law.
Investors score some gains in Dodd-Frank Act
Small investors will have more influence on corporate governance, but don’t expect big changes overnight.
Insurance mostly dodges financial reform
The insurance industry missed the stiffer regulation levied on banks, but it will see some scrutiny.
FinReg includes free credit scores
A provision in the Consumer Protection Act will bring widespread free access to credit scores.