Trump administration

CFPB’s Kraninger agrees: Her job security is unconstitutional

09/17/19

The agency's director told congressional leaders and staff that she backs a Supreme Court challenge to the bureau's leadership structure.

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Ginnie Mae punished his firm. Now, Trump may put him in charge.

09/17/19

A mortgage industry executive with ties to a firm penalized in a U.S. predatory lending crackdown is being considered by the Trump administration to run Ginnie Mae, according to people familiar with the matter.

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'The assault here is on due process': Comments of the Week

09/12/19

Readers react to the Trump administration's release of a housing finance reform plan, a proposal by HUD to redefine "disparate impact," and challenger bank claims they can end bank fees for good.

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Bowman confirmed for 14-year term at Fed

09/12/19

The fifth-generation banker, who has already been serving as a central bank governor, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 60-31 vote.

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Republicans sought power to fire CFPB chief. Democrats may benefit.

09/12/19

The Supreme Court may be closer to examining a key restraint on a president's ability to change CFPB leadership.

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The changing metrics of credit; HSBC wants out of France

09/12/19

Lenders considering other factors for those with bad or no credit history; the bank plans to sell its French retail unit.

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Trump adds to pressure on Fed, seeking rates of zero ‘or less’

09/11/19

President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to a level typically reserved for recessions or periods of persistently weak growth, suggesting that such a setting could allow the government to restructure Treasury debt at a lower cost.

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Path to a GSE bill still fraught despite Treasury plan

09/10/19

Senate Banking Committee members feel urgency to pass a bill dealing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the same obstacles that have stalled congressional action for years remain.

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Trump administration will move on GSE plans if Congress doesn't: Mnuchin

09/09/19

The Treasury secretary said he hopes lawmakers will back reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within three to six months.

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Did Treasury's GSE report move the needle?

09/06/19

The Trump administration raised the goal posts for ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but how officials get there is still highly uncertain.

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