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CFPB is taking a fresh look at bank overdraft fee rule

by Renata Sago Jul 2, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reviewing a 2009 rule that regulates how banks charge customers who overdraw their checking accounts.
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CFPB seeks to rollback rule restricting payday lenders

by Ben Bradford Feb 7, 2019
The Trump administration is handing payday lenders a potential victory.
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Senate poised to confirm new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief. Then what?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 3, 2018
Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been operating under the direction of Mick Mulvaney, who is also the head of the Office of Management and Budget. He’s deliberately slowed and narrowed the scope of…
White House Office of Management and Budget official Kathleen Laura Kraninger testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs July 19, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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The Trump administration has a habit of renaming government groups

by Janet Nguyen Oct 10, 2018
Case in point: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
President Donald Trump hands his pen to the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney (front-L), after signing an executive order beside members of his cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17, 2017.
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Your student loan company just changed the terms of your agreement. What do you do next?

by Janet Nguyen Sep 20, 2018
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps you handle problems you’re having with a financial service or product. Here’s how that process works.
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Nation’s top student loan official resigns

by Associated Press Aug 27, 2018
Seth Frotman is latest high-level departure from the CFPB since Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, took over.
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Kraninger closer to confirmation as consumer bureau chief

by Renata Sago Aug 24, 2018
A career civil servant with little banking industry experience, Kathy Kraninger, tapped by the Trump administration to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection won the approval of the Senate Banking Committee in a party line split vote. Next, the…
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Is Kathy Kraninger qualified to run the CFPB?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 18, 2018
The Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on Kathleen Kraninger, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The nomination is controversial because Kraninger has no consumer finance experience. Her work has been at…

The nominee to lead the CFPB raises more questions about the agency’s future

by Aaron Schrank Jun 18, 2018
The White House has tapped Mick Mulvaney’s replacement to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the consumer watchdog agency formed in the wake of the financial crisis. Kathy Kraninger is an associate director in the Office of Management and Budget,…

With the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to lead the CFPB, what can we expect from the agency?

by Erika Beras Jun 18, 2018
President Donald Trump has nominated a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created after the financial crisis. The nominee, Kathy Kraninger, is a federal budget official. We take a look at why the White House chose…