Just three years ago, the very idea of a consumer protection agency was dismissed by most bankers and industry representatives as a pipe dream.

But after a brutal legislative fight this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)may prove to be the most important agency to watch in 2011.

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