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CFPB Chief Kraninger Appointed Chairman of FFIEC

Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was appointed chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council last week, according to a company press release. The FFIEC is a formal inter-agency body tasked with prescribing recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions through uniform principles, standards, and report forms. Its […]

California Mini-CFPB Could Spell Trouble for Lenders, Lawyers Say

The creation of a state-level regulatory agency in California similar to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would be burdensome for lenders, Quyen Truong, partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, told Auto Finance News, especially considering the Department of Business Oversight is already active in regulating the finance industry. “If a new agency were […]

Former CFPB Director Joins Committee to Discuss Regulatory Oversight in California

Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray joined the California State Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance Wednesday to discuss Trump administration rollbacks of consumer protections. Cordray was joined by Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank co-founder and chief executive, along with representatives from three consumer groups. The goal of the hearing, according to a […]

On The Radar: Lenders Eye 3 States Set to Intensify Oversight

From the March issue: Despite the regulatory sigh of relief provided last year by the rollback of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, stricter state regulations have auto lenders holding their breath. On the heels of a February 2018 call by Mick Mulvaney, former acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to let states more often […]

State Regulators Step Up to Post-Cordray Era Challenge

Much has been reported on changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after new leadership took the helm a little over a year ago. We have watched the evolution of the agency’s enforcement posture, the repeal of its 2013 indirect auto fair lending bulletin, and an overhaul to its rulemaking agenda. The auto finance industry is not the […]

CFPB Asks Congress for Authority on Military Lending Act Compliance

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger issued a legislative proposal to Congress on Thursday asking for authority to supervise compliance with the Military Lending Act.  The move by Kraninger is another step to reverse policies implemented by predecessor Mick Mulvaney, who had announced in August 2018 that the bureau would scrap supervisory examinations of […]

2019 Survival Guide: How Lenders Are Planning for the Year Ahead

From the January issue: 2018 was a strong year for auto finance as delinquency rates dropped, the economy grew, and consumer demand remained high. However, the new year finds lenders and analysts bracing for an economic slowdown. But that’s not the only worry. New-car purchases are lagging, according to Manheim’s November data, which has new-vehicle sales […]
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