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CFPB’s Cordray resigns, fracas ensues

Cordray named former chief of staff Leandra English as deputy director of the agency, to serve as the bureau's acting director. Trump, however, appointed Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the CFPB's interim director.Read more


State AGs demand removal of Mulvaney

Past statements from Mulvaney – including a characterization of the bureau as “a joke” – disqualify him, said a letter signed by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and 16 other state attorneys general.Read more

CFPB deal with servicer raises red flags

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a settlement with Vantage Capital Group that handed VCG administration rights to more than 800,000 private student loans that had been mismanaged by a trust called National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts. Read more

CFPB sues companies posing as government agencies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit in federal court against two service providers for deceptively suggesting that they were affiliated with the federal government as well as falsely promising to eliminate consumers’ debts and improve their credit scores. Read more