The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is honored to announce that its recent launch of the Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (BPFCCFPB) has been covered by nationally acclaimed Fox Business. This pivotal coverage by Fox Business underscores the urgent need for initiatives like the BPFCCFPB, which aim to champion […]
Rio Rancho, NM — The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has launched its own Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (BPFCCFPB). The BPFCCFPB seeks to provide financial consumers with an avenue to report malfeasance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), such as their recent data breach which exposed users to malicious […]
Phoenix, AZ – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is thrilled to announce the recent addition of Becky Ingoglia, a distinguished Certified Public Accountant, to its Board of Directors. Becky brings over two decades of in-depth financial experience, having showcased her exceptional skills in cash management, financial forecasting, and precision accounting through her own firm, […]
Originally published at newsmax.com on August 1, 2023. The recent legal victory of Ripple Labs Inc. in the case brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the sale of its XRP token marks a significant milestone for the cryptocurrency industry. This landmark ruling not only vindicates Ripple but also paves the way for much-needed […]
Albuquerque, NM — The Pew Charitable Trusts has “archived” their Consumer Finance project and reassigned Alex Horrowitz as Project Manager of their Housing Policy Initiative. Earlier this year, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a study that claimed that six of the eight largest banks now offer affordable small loans. In another study, Horowitz wrote: “Pew’s […]
If the CFPB is watching financial institutions for bad behavior, who’s watching the CFPB?
Last week, the Southwest Public Policy Institute joined Carrie Sheffield from the Independent Women’s Forum, Tirzah Duren from the American Consumer Institute, and Ann Petros from the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for the panel discussion “Protecting Lending Services For Unbanked, Low-Income Americans”, part of IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity Policy Chat series. In […]
The latest recipient of the Marianne T. Anderson Memorial Fellowship has been announced.
Originally published at realclearmarkets.com on June 21, 2023 In New Mexico, an interest rate cap on specialized emergency loans when into effect in January. Since then, big-bank promoters have endorsed the small-dollar short-term loan products offered by U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Huntington Bank, and others as alternatives. Recently, those same activists have thrown in support for […]
We are thrilled to announce that Patrick Brenner, president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), will be representing SPPI as a distinguished panelist at the Independent Women’s Forum. The panel will test a simple, powerful idea: how do we ensure fair lending policies for vulnerable Americans; and will bring together experts to address the […]