Elizabeth Warren

Warren bill takes aim at private equity 'vampires'


A centerpiece of her “economic patriotism” bill is to transform private equity firms, which she said will buy a company and bleed it dry before “walking away enriched even as the company succumbs.”


Where the 2020 Democrats stand on banking issues


Critical comments about Wall Street in the first debates signal an unfriendly political environment for banks. Here is a sample of leading candidates’ financial policy views.


Warren tells Dimon to stop 'exploiting' with forced arbitration


Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Jamie Dimon for reviving a policy that pushes JPMorgan Chase's credit card customers into arbitration to resolve disputes instead of the courts.


'The right to financial services should be universal': Comments of the week


Readers respond to how Congress should address AI, concerns on Facebook's Libra and its logo, a report challenging card fraud prevention and more.


Do lending algorithms discriminate? Congress seeks answers


After years of largely standing on the sidelines, lawmakers are taking a closer look at whether algorithms used by banks and fintechs to make lending decisions could make discrimination worse instead of better.


Warren leads Democratic call to reconsider another CFPB hire


Democratic lawmakers argue that Paul Watkins' former employment at a "homophobic hate group" makes him unfit to lead the agency's innovation office. Watkins says he did no advocacy work for that organization.


Warren sounds alarm on HUD hiring of embattled CFPB official


Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Eric Blankenstein's past writings disqualify him from working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Equifax breach still poses fraud risk at four government agencies: GAO


The watchdog and three Democratic lawmakers urged the agencies to stop using knowledge-based verification methods to grant access to their online portals.


Warren, Jones press regulators on fintech lending discrimination


Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., cited research that found algorithmic lending can lead to higher interest rates for minority borrowers.


Will housing issues be a focus of 2020 race?


At a time when costs continue to soar and regulators weigh reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more than half of the Democratic presidential candidates have talked about housing on the campaign trail.