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  • CFPB considers ending public access to bank complaints

    “I don’t see anything in here that says I have to run a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government," Mulvaney says
    A new report from the Wall Street Journal says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering ending the public's access to its complaints database for financial companies. “I don’t see anything in here that says I have to run a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government,” Mulvaney told an audience at the American Bankers Association's conference while holding up a copy of the Dodd-Frank Act.
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  • U.S. Treasury boasts deregulation reform accomplishments

    Says reducing unnecessary burdens will lead to economic growth
    Tuesday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a 21-page report entitled Regulatory Reform Accomplishments Under President Trump’s Executive Orders, which, as the title suggests, details the actions it has taken toward decreasing regulations.
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  • Report: Fed regulators to fine Wells Fargo $1 billion

    Penalty for megabank’s misbehavior in auto and mortgage markets
    A new report from the Washington Post says that both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are preparing to fine Wells Fargo about $1 billion for misbehavior in the automotive and mortgage markets. Citing two people familiar with the negotiations, the Washington Post reported that the settlement could be announced as soon as Friday.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman Sachs buys startup Clarity Money to bolster Marcus

    Plus, more on the AIME/Blend partnership for brokers
    It's the start of a new week, but the news couldn't wait for Goldman Sachs, which announced on Sunday it purchased personal finance startup Clarity Money (and its 1 million users) to boost its consumer-lending business Marcus. Plus, more on the Blend and AIME partnership for brokers and a new mortgage servicing rule goes into effect this week.
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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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  • Last Chance: CFPB will soon end consumer complaint response feedback

    Final ask for info on consumer complaints and inquiries
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its 12th and final request for information by asking about its handling of consumer complaints and inquiries. The bureau is asking for assistance in assessing its handling of consumer complaints and consumer inquiries and, consistent with law, considering whether changes to its processes would be appropriate.
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  • Is the CFPB considering a name change?

    And what else is changing at the bureau
    During his formal correspondence, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has begun calling the agency the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Is this the first sign of a name-change in the near future?
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  • Mulvaney’s CFPB yet to initiate enforcement actions

    “We won’t go looking for excuses to bring lawsuits”
    Former Director Richard Cordray left the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 135 days ago, leaving his place to Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. Since then, the bureau has not issued a single enforcement action. Here's the bureau’s new approach toward keeping the finance industry in line.
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