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- July 10, 2018On July 9, President Trump announced that U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Ultimately, we expect Judge Kavanaugh to win confirmation and consequently cement a reliably conservative majority on the SCOTUS. We include below four brief...
- June 27, 2018The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) offered Monday feedback on requests for information regarding inherited regulations and new rulemaking authorities. The submission stems from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking input on the guidelines, with CBA focusing on the need for the Bureau to ensure rules reflect changes in technology and consumers bank methods. CBA also commented on...
- June 21, 2018A federal district judge ruled Thursday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) violates the Constitution, countering a January ruling from a federal appeals court. Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of New York ruled that the CFPB’s creation as an independent agency with a director that could only be dismissed for wrongdoing was unconstitutional. In...
- June 8, 2018FIRST LOOK: THE SEESAW CFPB — From Consumer Bankers Assoc. CEO Richard Hunt’s prepared testimony at Wednesday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing on the CFPB: “When Congress … created the Bureau, it was granted jurisdiction over more than 11,000 banks and credit unions as well as countless non-depository institutions. “It was also given unprecedented rulemaking, supervision, and...
- May 31, 2018The private student loan industry may soon get more favorable treatment on the government’s financial-aid website. Right now, the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid website presents private student loans as an option students should only consider after loans offered by the government. But the site could soon take a less-biased approach towards private loans, according to...
- May 25, 2018May 24, 2018The 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, 2018The 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 8, 2018WASHINGTON — 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 .