Apr 192013
 
 April 19, 2013  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, U.S.

Carter Dougherty of Bloomberg reports:

The new US consumer finance watchdog is gearing up to monitor how millions of Americans use credit cards, take out mortgages, and overdraw their checking accounts. Their bankers aren’t happy about it.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is demanding records from the banks and is buying anonymous information about at least 10 million consumers from companies including Experian.

While the goal is to sharpen enforcement and rule-making, banking executives question why the bureau is collecting so much without being more specific about the benefits.

Read more on Boston Globe.

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