Statement By Attorney General Schneiderman On The Launch Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
NEW YORK -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement today on the launch of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“Our office welcomes the opening of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we look forward to working closely with the agency to advance the financial best interests of New York’s consumers. Nearly three years after the financial crisis dragged the economy into recession, there is much work to be done to restore confidence in the markets for everyday people, businesses and investors. As a watchdog holding financial institutions accountable for wrongdoing, the CFPB will play a critically important role in developing a regulatory framework that ensures consumers are protected, and our economy is not vulnerable to another financial meltdown. It is now up to the Senate to expeditiously confirm Richard Cordray as CFPB's Director, so that the bureau can fulfill its full mandate under the law.”