Single director vs. commission argument continues

In the nearly two months since members of Congress held a confirmation hearing for nominee Rich Cordray, little has changed in the debate over appointing a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Expert outlines ways to prevent UDAAP problems

A hot topic among bankers and bank regulators lately has been UDAAP – Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices. To gain insight into what more stringent UDAAP requirements might mean in the future for community banks, CFPB Journal interviewed Jo Ann Barefoot, co-chair of Treliant Risk Advisors.

CFPB introduces examination manual

On Oct. 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its first Supervision and Examination Manual, the guide that CFPB examiners will use in exams with 111 banks, thrifts and credit unions with total assets over $10 billion.

Expert says UDAAP is key concern

Jo Ann Barefoot is co-chair of Treliant Risk Advisors and a former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency. She recently took a few moments to answer these questions for CFPB Journal.

What Raj Date had to say on ‘the need for the CFPB’

On Sept. 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Raj Date delivered his first public speech in his role with the agency, titled Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis: The Need for the CFPB at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Warren kicks off Senate bid

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren, credited with creating and standing up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, officially announced Sept. 14 that she will run for the U.S. Senate.

CFPB’s influence extends to state through AGs

First came the “joint statement of principles” between the CFPB and the state attorneys general, then there was the controversy over then-CFPB head Elizabeth Warren’s involvement in the 50-state mortgage servicer settlement negotiations lead by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

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