On February 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of a ‘beta’ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) website, ConsumerFinance.gov, the stated purpose of which is to provide "a critical link to the American public for soliciting ideas on the bureau's creation and priorities and for answering questions on its work."
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- For use by consumers, businesses, and anyone who is interested in making consumer financial services markets work better for everyone.
- This feature encourages communication directly with the CFPB implementation team through YouTube video questions, but suggestions can also be accepted through e-mail and other forms of online communication.
- Comments from the public will help the CFPB implementation team understand what consumers and financial services providers need and will inform the work of the bureau.
- One of the items most frequently-requested by the public is Elizabeth Warren's calendar.
- The CFPB implementation team has put her calendar online in an interactive, clickable format.
- Users can explore who Warren is meeting with and hearing from through the online tool, or they can download the iCal feed, subscribe via RSS, or view the calendar as a FOIA-compliant PDF file.
- Selected financial education materials provided by other government agencies.
- Tool for determining the agency with current authority for overseeing different providers of financial products and services (so that consumers can find help with their financial problems with the responsible agency while the CFPB is getting underway).
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSIndividuals can follow CFPB on several social media sites:
Treasury Department Announces Launch of 'Beta' Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Website - Press Release
February 3, 2011
February 3, 2011