Mick Mulvaney

CFPB's assistant enforcement chief resigns: Sources


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


Democrats grill CFPB official on payday rewrite


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.


CFPB official under fire for past writings on race resigns


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.


CFPB political appointee named agency's No. 2


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.


CFPB opens door to rewrite of 2009 overdraft rule


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a review to gauge whether the regulation requiring consumers to opt in to overdraft protection “should be amended or rescinded” to minimize the effects on smaller financial institutions.


As CFPB mulls privatizing database, consumer complaints mount


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.


CFPB to give more information to firms under investigation


Under a new policy, a company subject to a civil investigative demand will learn from the agency about what conduct the probe is targeting and what legal provisions the firm may have violated.


Kraninger outlines her vision for a revamped CFPB


In her first policy speech since being confirmed as the agency's director, Kathy Kraninger promised less focus on enforcement actions and more emphasis on consumer education.


Regulators instructed to clear new rules with White House


The Trump administration directed independent agencies to submit their pending regulations for review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a novel procedural hurdle that could slow down policy changes.


American Banker scores 11 major journalism awards


American Banker won 11 journalism awards during the past week, including its first Grand Neal, the highest of the honors announced at this year's Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards.