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A look back at Mulvaney’s CFPB term

After roughly one full year at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney stepped aside last month when Kathy Kraninger was confirmed by the Senate as the new director of the bureau. It remains to be seen precisely how Kraninger’s leadership will affect the bureau, but the record of Mulvaney’s tenure can now be assessed.Read more


CFPB settles with Illinois bank

State Farm Bank, FSB, Bloomington, Ill., has settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for consumer financial protection and credit reporting violations.Read more

Kraninger confirmed by Senate

Kathleen Kraninger, Trump’s appointee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was confirmed in a 50-49 party-line Senate vote. The Office of Management and Budget staffer replaces her OMB boss Mick Mulvaney as head of the CFPB.Read more

Name change would cost millions

The name change proposed at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could cost regulated entities $300 million if the agency goes through with its switch to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection moniker.Read more