Items Tagged with 'CFPB enforcement'

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  • CFPB details plan to reconsider and potentially eliminate existing rules

    Bureau to consider rules’ effect on small businesses
    The CFPB is already in the midst of enacting changes to some of its rules, namely the requirements for the data collection and reporting stipulated by HMDA and the bureau's enforcement practices, but those may not be the only rule changes coming from the CFPB. The bureau announced Monday that it plans to “periodically” review its regulations and may amend or even abolish existing rules.
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  • New York launches its own CFPB

    NYDFS creates new division for consumer protection and enforcement
    Following through on a pledge made more than a year ago, the New York Department of Financial Services is launching its own version of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, seeking to fill the consumer protection gaps that are beginning to appear as the Trump administration puts more of its stamp on the CFPB.
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  • A kinder, gentler CFPB? Bureau announces new enforcement rules

    CFPB issues new policies on Civil Investigative Demands
    Kathy Kraninger may be charting a different path as director of the CFPB than that of her immediate predecessor, Mick Mulvaney, but one area where it appears Kraninger’s CFPB will be similar to Mulvaney’s is in the bureau’s friendlier attitude toward the companies it regulates.
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  • Equifax expecting punishment from CFPB and FTC over massive data breach

    Reveals CFPB is planning to levy a fine
    Equifax is expecting various forms of punishment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers, the company revealed recently.
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  • CFPB moves to further ease enforcement on financial services industry

    Releases new rules on “no-action letters” and proposes “product sandbox”
    In the last few days of his leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney moved to further ease the bureau’s enforcement of the industries that it oversees. Additionally, the CFPB proposal would create a “Product Sandbox,” which would allow and encourage companies to create and test new products and services under safe harbor provisions from the bureau itself.
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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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