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  • Mulvaney asks Congress to dramatically reduce CFPB’s independence

    Wants agency funded through Congress, new rules approved by Congress
    Mick Mulvaney continued his push to substantially alter the operations of a federal agency that he once called a “sick, sad joke” by asking Congress on Monday to significantly increase its oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In his first report to Congress as CFPB acting director, Mulvaney asked Congress to enact four major reforms that would considerably cut the CFPB’s independence.
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  • CFPB giving servicers “more latitude” in dealing with borrowers in bankruptcy

    Issues final rule on communication with certain borrowers
    Mortgage servicers are about to have “more latitude” when it comes to dealing with borrowers entering or exiting bankruptcy, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday. The CFPB announced a final rule relating to certain borrowers facing bankruptcy. The rule was initially released by the CFPB back in October, but now the bureau is finalizing the rule.
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  • Did Mick Mulvaney just drastically change how the CFPB enforces fair lending laws?

    Reportedly strips Office of Fair Lending of its enforcement powers
    The way the CFPB enforces fair lending laws could be about to significantly change after CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney reportedly stripped the bureau’s Office of Fair Lending of its enforcement powers. Former CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and fair housing groups bemoaned the move.
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  • Remaking the CFPB? Mulvaney wants to hear from you on how to fix bureau

    Will ask for public input on all functions of the bureau
    It’s clearly a whole new world at the CFPB with Mick Mulvaney in charge. How many more changes Mulvaney will bring to the bureau is now a question that the public (including the financial services industry) has the opportunity to weigh in on. Have an issue with the CFPB? Now's your chance to share your two cents.
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  • S&P: Impact of CFPB shakeup, deregulation will be limited for mortgage servicers

    Trump administration’s changes will not undo years of heavy regulation
    Given the Trump administration’s stated mission of decreasing regulations, it’s a fairly safe bet that whoever Trump picks as CFPB director will have a vastly different view of regulation than former director Richard Cordray did. But what will the impact of that looming deregulation have on mortgage servicers? Not very much, according to a recent report from S&P Global Ratings.
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  • Trump: CFPB not dropping penalties against Wells Fargo, bank will be fined for mortgage issues

    Responds to Reuters report on Mulvaney pausing regulatory action
    In addition to all the issues Wells Fargo faced over the last year, the bank said back in October that it planned to refund more than 100,000 borrowers who were improperly charged for rate lock extensions from Sept. 16, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2017. As it turns out, the CFPB was also looking into the issue and apparently planned to fine the bank for the improper rate lock fees, until Mick Mulvaney took over as acting director – or so it appeared.
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  • New York federal credit union sues Trump to block Mulvaney at CFPB

    Lawsuit claims installation of OMB Director at CFPB is “illegal”
    When Richard Cordray officially resigned as director of the CFPB last month, the agency was thrown into disarray after a fight emerged over who would replace Cordray, with Democrats on one side and Republicans on the other. Now, Democrats have what may seem like an unlikely ally in their fight over who's leading the CFPB – a financial institution that is regulated by the CFPB.
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  • CFPB issues warning: Don’t trick consumers into using costly pay-by-phone option

    Cites concern about companies misleading customers about payment options
    Attention financial services companies: If you offer a pay-by-phone option and steer customers to said option unnecessarily, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may come knocking. The CFPB said Monday that it is issuing a warning to all companies under its supervision because the agency is concerned about companies “tricking” consumers into using expensive pay-by-phone options.
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  • Brown promises “hell of a fight” in Senate over CFPB arbitration rule

    Top Democrat pledges to push back against Republican repeal efforts
    As expected, Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a “resolution of disapproval” that begins the process of repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newly unveiled rule that bans companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses. The effort is led by a number of prominent Republicans, but one of the top Democrats in the Senate is pledging a serious fight over the CFPB arbitration rule.
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  • House Republicans move to repeal new CFPB arbitration rule

    Effort to rescind rule coming soon in Senate as well
    In the wake of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiling a new rule to ban companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., immediately announced that he was launching an effort in the Senate to rescind the rule, stating that the CFPB has “gone rogue again” and is “abusing its power.” Now, Republicans in the House of Representatives are joining their Senate colleagues in moving to repeal the CFPB’s controversial rule.
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