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GOP eager for Trump shake-up at consumer bureau

Republicans are ready for President Trump to bring change to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) now that Richard Cordray is resigning as director.

The CFPB has become a powerful watchdog agency, making moves reshape the lending industry and crack down on financial fraud. But Republican lawmakers have chafed at the CFPB’s actions, calling them heavy handed and damaging to consumer choice. 

Auto Finance’s Chief Regulator, Richard Cordray, to Step Down

Richard Cordray is stepping down as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the end of November, he announced in a letter to employees Wednesday morning.

Cordray to leave CFPB by end of month

WASHINGTON — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sent an email to staff Wednesday announcing that he is leaving the bureau.

Cordray has long been rumored to be planning to run for governor in Ohio, but in the email he did not say what he plans to do after his departure

“I wanted to share with each of you directly what I have told the senior leadership in the past few days, which is that I expect to step down from my position here before the end of the month,” Cordray said in the note.

Consumer bureau chief announces resignation

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced his resignation Wednesday, giving President Trump the chance to reshape an agency that has long been the target of Republican ire.

Richard Cordray expects “to step down from his position here before the end of the month,” he wrote in an email that was sent to CFPB staff.

Trump’s signature nullifies CFPB arbitration rule

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President Trump followed through this week by signing H.J. Res. 111, which nullifies the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rule prohibiting the use of a pre-dispute arbitration agreement to prevent a consumer from filing or participating in certain class action suits.

Trump to sign legislation overturning arbitration rule

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 Review Act.

Don’t bank on a return of this payday loan alternative

If you’ve been awaiting the return of a popular payday loan alternative, don’t hold your breath.

Trump repeals consumer arbitration rule, wins banker praise

President Trump on Wednesday signed a repeal of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule on forced arbitration, winning praise from banking and business groups.

Trump approved the resolution to repeal the CFPB rule, meant to prevent banks and credit card companies from blocking customers from joining class-action lawsuits against them, in a private Oval Office signing.

Trump signs resolution killing CFPB arbitration rule

WASHINGTON — President Trump has signed the congressional measure invalidating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule, killing the regulation that was unpopular with banks and other financial institutions.

The president signed H.J. Res. 111 in a closed meeting Wednesday afternoon, offering no public statement. The White House confirmed that the president signed the resolution in a statement to the White House press pool.

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