Saturday, November 10, 2012: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Schaefer (Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Organizers: Genevieve Melford, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Moderators: Irene Skricki, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Chairs: Beadsie Woo, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Regulations and policies concerning consumer finance have changed significantly over the past five years. The creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is just one example of how policymakers are attempting to remedy potential problems in the consumer financial market. Yet, consumer knowledge and behavior, along with the institutions that support financial decisions, are also important to understand under a shifting policy landscape. This panel explores how consumers attain financial capability and what policymakers can do to facilitate consumer financial decisions.