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  • May 24, 2018
    The Senate voted 69-24 Thursday to confirm banking attorney Jelena McWilliams as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. McWilliams, who was most recently chief legal officer at Fifth Third, previously served as a Senate GOP aide and an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board. The White House announced the nomination in November. The confirmation of McWilliams largely completes President...
  • May 23, 2018
    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Wednesday pushed U.S. banks to offer short-term loans to customers with troubled credit histories, a practice shunned by the regulator five years ago. The OCC announced a new policy on short-term, small-dollar loans Wednesday meant to encourage banks to compete in a space now dominated by storefront “payday” lenders with high-interest rates...
  • May 23, 2018
    Regulator Presses for Revival of Small, Short-Term Loans Trump-appointed regulator wants bank to start making riskier loans to compete with payday lenders
  • May 8, 2018
    WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday repealed controversial 2013 guidance by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allowed it to go after indirect auto lenders. The vote was a big win for Republicans trying to rein in the agency. Read more .
  • May 8, 2018
    The House approved a bill Tuesday that gives the administrator of the Small Business Administration discretion to increase the lending authority of the agency’s flagship 7(a) loan guarantee program by 15% in periods of high demand. Read more.
  • May 4, 2018
    Private lenders hold just a fraction of the outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. -- about 7.7 percent as of last year. But those companies have plans to grow their student loan holdings. And they argue that with the help of Congress, they could play an even bigger role in the student loan marketplace -- as they formerly did. Purposefully expanding private lenders' piece of the student loan...
  • April 26, 2018
    Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, compared the agency’s public database of complaints to “a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government.” Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times Financial companies have worked to diminish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s powers since the day the agency was created. Now, they’re on the brink of...
  • April 25, 2018
    The concept of storytelling often is viewed through a somewhat whimsical lens. However, in the context of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) compliance, it is viewed through in a much more serious light. A panel of industry insiders discussed what takeaways could be extrapolated from HMDA data about a company’s lending practices and how lenders can utilize the data they collect to navigate the...
  • April 24, 2018
    The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday said he might remove a database of complaints to the agency from public view. Acting CFPB chief Mick Mulvaney said the bureau’s public consumer complaint database contained information not vetted by the agency that could be used unfairly against banks and lenders. “I don’t see anything in here that says I have to...
  • April 24, 2018
    Consumer bankers are not against regulation, Richard Hunt insists. He makes the point just seconds into an interview at the Consumer Bankers Association offices off Franklin Square in downtown Washington, even before he’s being recorded. As the head of the group, he tries to emphasize that banks want some of the Obama administration's excess regulation reeled in, not complete elimination of rules...

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