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  • October 31, 2017
    Over three weeks have passed since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a rule that places new limits on small-dollar lending, but leading GOP lawmakers are giving mixed signals about whether members of Congress will aid the financial companies that oppose the regulation — unlike the months-long battle they waged to block a separate CFPB provision on mandatory arbitration clauses...
  • October 31, 2017
    President Donald Trump will sign legislation overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mandatory arbitration rule Wednesday afternoon, according to a White House official. The president’s decision comes despite a personal appeal from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and veterans groups, who opposed a congressional vote to overturn the consumer watchdog's rule using the Congressional...
  • October 25, 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in the Senate Tuesday night to strike down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule, which would have allowed consumers to more freely file class-action lawsuits against financial institutions. The vote is widely being regarded as one of the first major wins for the financial services industry under the new administration. President Donald...
  • October 25, 2017
    Republicans have handed US banks one of their biggest wins of the Trump era, striking down an Obama-era rule that would make it easier for consumers to sue them over wrongdoing. Mike Pence, US vice-president, stepped in late on Tuesday to deliver the killer blow in the effort to scrap the rule, securing a landmark victory for Republicans in their campaign to undo regulations perceived to be anti-...
  • October 25, 2017
    Republicans have handed US banks one of their biggest wins of the Trump era, striking down an Obama-era rule that would make it easier for consumers to sue them over wrongdoing. Mike Pence, US vice-president, stepped in late on Tuesday to deliver the killer blow in the effort to scrap the rule, securing a landmark victory for Republicans in their campaign to undo regulations perceived to be anti-...
  • October 25, 2017
    WASHINGTON—Congress overturned a rule by an Obama-appointed financial regulator that would have made it easier for consumers to sue banks in groups, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote in the Senate. The 51-50 vote handed the financial industry its most significant legislative victory since President Donald Trump took office and was a rebuke of Consumer Financial Protection...
  • October 25, 2017
    Who benefits from this? Banks and large businesses. It will now be harder for consumers to take banks to court. The rule's repeal is one of the most significant and enduring victories for critics of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, and was widely praised by groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Consumer Bankers Association. Read Sylvan Lane's story here
  • October 25, 2017
    The U.S. Senate's vote to kill a rule that would allow consumers to file class-action lawsuits over disputes with banks, credit card companies and other financial service firms means that such cases will now likely be resolved through arbitration. President Trump is expected to approve the rollback, dealing a major setback to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog created...
  • October 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON—Congress overturned a rule by an Obama-appointed financial regulator that would have made it easier for consumers to sue banks in groups, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote in the Senate. The 51-50 vote handed the financial industry its most significant legislative victory since President Donald Trump took office and was a rebuke of Consumer Financial Protection...
  • October 23, 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s arbitration rule is once again under fire – this time from the U.S. Department of the Treasury . This new rule would ban companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses, allowing consumers to participate in class-action lawsuits. However, it has been met with strong resistance from every front. The latest attack comes from a new report from the...

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