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  • Wells Fargo facing $1 billion fine for mortgage and auto insurance issues

    Bank confirms it is facing a fine from CFPB and OCC
    Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was seeking a “record fine” against Wells Fargo for mortgage and auto insurance issues. Wells Fargo confirmed Friday that it is indeed facing a fine of $1 billion over mortgage lending and auto insurance abuses.
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  • CFPB reportedly seeking $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo

    Reuters reports fine would cover mortgage lending and auto insurance issues
    Late last year, reports began to emerge that the CFPB was considering fining Wells Fargo for mortgage lending abuses and other issues. At the time, the potential fine was thought to be less than the $100 million fine levied against Wells Fargo by the CFPB for the bank’s fake account scandal in 2016. But it looks like Wells Fargo could be facing a much larger fine after all, one with a few more zeroes tacked onto it.
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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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  • New Jersey picks NYC official Paul Rodriguez to lead state’s answer to Mulvaney’s CFPB

    Rodriguez currently serves as acting counsel to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
    At various points during his tenure as acting director of the CFPB, Mick Mulvaney has made it clear that the bureau will not be run the same way under the Trump administration as it was under the Obama administration. In the wake of those changes, several states have indicated that they are prepared to step in and fill the consumer protection void. You can now count New Jersey among those states.
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  • Democrats call out Mulvaney’s reported changes to CFPB fair lending enforcement

    53 Democrats, including Warren, Waters, Brown, Menendez, want answers
    A group of more than 50 Congressional Democrats are questioning the motivation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s reported decision to strip the agency’s Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity of its enforcement powers. The Democrats want to know what exactly Mulvaney is planning to do when it comes to fair lending.
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  • Mulvaney unveils sweeping plan to dramatically alter CFPB

    Mulvaney: We commit to the CFPB’s statutory responsibilities, but will go no further
    Over the past few months, Mick Mulvaney has provided smaller indications about how much differently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will function under his leadership than it did under the bureau’s former director, Richard Cordray. But Monday, Mulvaney fully revealed his plan to dramatically alter how the CFPB operates.
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  • CFPB funding slashed, enforcement authority reined in by Trump budget

    More changes afoot for agency already in the crosshairs?
    On Monday, the White House released its 2019 budget proposal, and for the second time, took dead aim at the CFPB. While the 2018 version proposed cutting the CFPB’s funding and bringing the agency’s funding under the congressional appropriations process to increase oversight, the 2019 version also calls for those measures but also goes much further to reshape the CFPB’s mission altogether.
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  • CFPB reportedly pulling back from Equifax data breach investigation

    Reuters reports that bureau is not aggressively pursuing investigation
    In another signal that Mick Mulvaney’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will operate far differently than it did under Richard Cordray, the CFPB is reportedly pulling back from its investigation in the data breach at Equifax, which exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers to hackers.
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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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