Kathy Kraninger

CFPB's assistant enforcement chief resigns: Sources

05/20/19

Kristen Donoghue had been one of the agency's few remaining senior enforcement managers hired by former Director Richard Cordray.

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Democrats grill CFPB official on payday rewrite

05/16/19

The official told lawmakers Thursday that the research underlying the bureau's 2017 payday rule proposal did not support strict underwriting requirements of small-dollar loans.

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CFPB official under fire for past writings on race resigns

05/15/19

Eric Blankenstein, the CFPB's policy director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending, has been criticized for using a racial slur in blog posts 15 years ago and claiming the majority of hate crimes were hoaxes.

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CFPB political appointee named agency's No. 2

05/13/19

Brian Johnson, a Republican political appointee at the CFPB, has been named the agency's deputy director, the No. 2 job behind Director Kathy Kraninger.

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CFPB opens door to rewrite of 2009 overdraft rule

05/13/19

The agency launched a review to gauge whether the regulation requiring consumers to opt in to overdraft protection “should be amended or rescinded” to minimize the effects on smaller financial institutions.

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As CFPB mulls privatizing database, consumer complaints mount

05/12/19

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received over a quarter-million complaints in 2018, according to analysis by an advocacy group that urged the agency to maintain public access to its database.

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CFPB plan a mixed bag for debt collectors

05/07/19

The long-awaited proposal includes safe harbors to protect collectors from getting sued, but would restrict phone collection attempts and allow borrowers to opt out of receiving other communications.

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Credit union, bank groups trade shots over CFPB supervision of big CUs

05/07/19

A proposal to give the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau jurisdiction over credit unions with $10 billion or more of assets has sparked a war of words between the longtime foes.

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CFPB turns its reg relief focus to HMDA

05/02/19

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed steps to ease Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requirements, just days after announcing it was retiring a platform to let users analyze raw mortgage data.

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Critics fear shift at CFPB will let firms off the hook

04/29/19

Director Kathy Kraninger said the agency will emphasize a confidential supervisory process instead of just doling out public enforcement actions. But skeptics worry this will let companies escape punishment.

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