CFPB

HUD promotes former CFPB official criticized for blog posts

11/08/19

Eric Blankenstein, who resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in May after the discovery of his racially charged writings, was named acting executive vice president of Ginnie Mae.

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'It makes my head explode': Comments of the week

11/07/19

Readers react to Sen. Warren calling for banks to fund her Medicare plan, a proposal requiring big-bank CEOs to testify before Congress, federal regulators missing Trump-appointees on their board and more.

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'We don't need to be scared by sunshine': Industry backs CFPB rule

11/06/19

At a forum convened by the CFPB, several bank and fintech executives argued that long-delayed rules required under the Dodd-Frank Act can help fight discrimination and shine a light on unsavory practices in the market for small-business credit.

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Washington flexes its muscles on small-business lending

11/05/19

The CFPB, OCC and FDIC are signaling a renewed focus on the sector after regulation of it fell more to the states in recent years.

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As federal fintech regulatory plans founder, a push for alternatives

11/05/19

Many in the space are seeking the creation of a "flexible" supervisory regime that relies on existing authorities and a hands-off approach from state agencies, but such a plan faces an uphill battle.

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What CFPB’s day in court will mean for FHFA

11/04/19

The Supreme Court is ready to weigh in on the CFPB’s leadership structure, but both agencies are facing similar constitutional challenges, suggesting a broader impact of any decision.

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CFPB can do better by fintechs than a 'policy tool'

11/04/19

It should offer some form of guidance to spur innovation, a former official with the bureau says.

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Amex's immigrant assist, the Libor void, bank failures: Top stories of the week

11/01/19

New tech lets American Express instantly issue cards to immigrants; the end of Libor raises concerns about financial stability; regulators shutter banks in Kentucky and Ohio; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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CFPB chief mentions payday ‘research,' and heads turn

10/30/19

A remark by Director Kathy Kraninger during a congressional hearing has renewed a fierce debate over how the agency uses academic studies to support rulemakings.

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Dems demand CFPB investigation of Pa. loan forgiveness program

10/30/19

Nearly two dozen Senate Democrats say the CFPB should "immediately" open up an enforcement investigation into the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s loan forgiveness program for alleged mismanagement.

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