The Dodd-Frank Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau might end up denying crucial funds to nations emerging from war, a new study says.

New rules that the CFPB hopes will protect consumers could choke off remittances needed to rebuild countries after a crisis, according to an essay by Raymond Natter published in a Boston University study of remittances and post-conflict states released Tuesday. The heavy regulatory burden and unrealistically stringent disclosures the new rules require could encourage remittance providers to leave the field once the rule takes effect on Oct. 28, writes Natter, a former deputy chief counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and senior staffer with the Senate Banking Committee.

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