January 9, 2020

CFPB: Membership Announced for Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced four members who will serve on the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law.

The Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law will examine the existing legal and regulatory environment facing consumers and financial services providers and report to Director Kraninger its recommendations for ways to improve and strengthen consumer financial laws and regulations.  The Taskforce will produce new research and legal analysis of consumer financial laws in the United States, focusing specifically on harmonizing, modernizing, and updating the federal consumer financial laws—and their implementing regulations—and identifying gaps in knowledge that should be addressed through research, ways to improve consumer understanding of markets and products, and potential conflicts or inconsistencies in existing regulations and guidance. 

“The Taskforce will conduct a thorough examination of our current regulatory framework and report on how we can improve federal consumer financial laws to benefit and protect consumers,” said Director Kathleen L. Kraninger.  “I look forward to the work the Taskforce will undertake and reviewing their recommendations.”

The Taskforce members are:

The Bureau also announced the designation of Todd Zywicki to serve as the Chair of the Taskforce and the appointment of Matt Cameron to serve as Staff Director of the Taskforce.

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