The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week held the first of a series of planned symposia on various regulatory themes. The first topic addressed was “unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices”.
Banking giant Wells Fargo needs to improve its compliance with required improvements to its risk management program, according to a letter from the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Enforcement actions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have dropped precipitously during the first three months of Director Kathy Kraninger’s tenure, according to a report from the Consumer Federation of America.
A proposed change to the small-dollar lending rule at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has generated pushback from consumer advocates and support from the payday lending industry.
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.
California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, who is likely to become head of the House Financial Services Committee, has long been a staunch ally of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Oversight from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hasn’t significantly decreased mortgages made by the nation’s largest banks. It has affected the kinds of mortgages those banks offer, however, say researchers at the New York Fed.
After dissolving its three advisory boards earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has formally reconvened them with new and fewer members who will serve shorter terms.
Kathleen Kraninger is one step closer to leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after a close vote by the Senate Banking Committee. The committee’s 13 Republicans all voted in favor of the controversial nominee, who is currently a staffer at the Office of Management and Budget, and its 12 Democrats all voted against Kraninger.
President Donald Trump nominated an Office of Management and Budget staffer to replace Mick Mulvaney as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on June 18. Kathy Kraninger, an associate director of the OMB under Mulvaney, received the presidential nod to permanently replace Mulvaney at the CFPB.