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CFPB eyes inconsistencies in consumer finance law with new ‘task force’

Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has set in motion plans to create a task force of non-bureau members to identify conflicts and inconsistencies within existing consumer financial laws.  The “Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law” will consist of a chair and six members, according to the bureau’s website. The task force […]

CFPB extends FDCPA comment period

Sentiment among consumer advocacy groups is split on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement of the 30-day extension on the comment period for its proposed debt collection rule. Last month a group of consumer advocacy groups and industry trade groups sent separate letters to the CFPB requesting a 60- to 90-day extension on the comment […]

CFPB, FTC fine Equifax $700M for data breach

Equifax has been ordered to shell out $700 million in fines and financial relief after 147 million consumer identities were compromised in a data breach nearly two years ago. A global settlement was announced today in a proposal filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, and 48 states, the District of Columbia […]

CFPB Broadens Scope of Financial Education Tool

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expanded the audience of its virtual financial education tool, called Misadventures in Money Management, to include all active service members. When launched in 2016, the tool was developed for future service members who had not yet been shipped off to basic military training. Last week, the bureau widened the audience […]

Consumer Advocates Call on Regulators to Clamp Down on Discriminatory Auto Lending

Consumer advocates proposed prohibiting dealer markups and increasing federal oversight to combat alleged discriminatory indirect lending practices, in a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing Wednesday. “Many of the disparities we will discuss here today are only possible because the market for cars — especially car finance for used cars — is opaque and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Auto Finance News’ 4 People to Watch in 2019

A number of auto manufacturers, finance operations, and government bodies have new people at the helm, ready to leave their marks. The following are AFN editors’ picks for 4 people to watch in 2019: Kathy Kraninger Kathy Kraninger succeeded Mick Mulvaney as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in December 2018. Kraninger’s first official move […]
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