The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed mortgage forms are generating just as many comments as they are kudos – from individual lenders, industry trade associations, consumer groups, vendors, and the many others they will impact.
President Obama has nominated S. Roy Woodall, who recently retired from the Treasury Department as a senior policy analyst, to serve on the Federal Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Woodall is also a former insurance commissioner for Kentucky and an insurance consultant for the Congressional Research Service.
A little over a week remains for the financial services industry to comment on the “Identification of Enforceable Rules and Orders” that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published in the Federal Register on May 31. Comments are due June 30.
Consumer protection advocate lends an ear to earn tentative support from community bankers.
In early May, a group of 44 Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama that said they will not confirm any nominee for CFPB director unless structural changes are made.
With a July 21 start date nearing and no director yet in place at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, many are wondering what powers the agency will have and what work it will do.
What, exactly, will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau do, and how will it benefit consumers?
Elizabeth Warren isn't alone. Long considered "the" candidate for the position of director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - however challenging it may be to install her in the job - Warren is not the only person under consideration for the position.