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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Designed to promote financial stability, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (DFA) is a very broad and complex statute that ushered in a sweeping new financial services regime.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 is a very broad and complex statute enacted in response to the financial crisis of 2008. The Dodd-Frank Act spans more than 2300 pages and required government agencies to implement approximately 300 regulations, which brought about sweeping change to financial services operations.

Below is a summary and analysis of the Act drafted in 2010 to help ABA members understand and prepare for the anticipated regulatory changes. For additional information about specific proposals on which ABA commented and to review the final rules see the Regulations and Final Rules Charts.

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Understanding the Law

Statutes

Rules & Regulations

Small Dollar Lending

Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practices

Derivatives

Liquidity

Municipal Advisor Registration

Qualified Residential Mortgages (QRM)

Volcker Rule

Agency Guidance

Exam Procedures

Agency Materials

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