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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac investors fighting profit sweep get key court win

As CFPB prepares to end QM patch, Congress tries to soften the blow

WASHINGTON — Just as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to end a regulatory exemption for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie...
CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger

CFPB launches task force to identify gaps in consumer finance law

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is creating a task force of outsiders to research and identify potential conflicts and inconsistencies in consumer finance...
CFPB extends temporary HMDA relief for small institutions

CFPB extends temporary HMDA relief for small institutions

In an expected win for small community banks and credit unions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is giving financial institutions that originate few...
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau building

Ruling cuts short debt collectors’ victory lap over CFPB proposal

Debt collectors notched a victory when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed allowing more use of electronic communication. But industry lawyers are worried...
CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger

CFPB moves to ease fintechs’ regulatory fears

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued three new policies to promote innovation, removing the threat of legal liability for fintech companies that test...
Rep. David Scott, D-Ga.

Trump signs bill that could resolve the ‘VA orphan loan’ issue

President Trump has signed the Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act, which aims to address concerns that rules around certain VA refinances were...
Rep. Joyce Beatty

House votes to protect VA loans, promote counseling for FHA borrowers

WASHINGTON — The House passed two bipartisan financial services bills Tuesday that would aim to preserve affordable mortgage options for military veterans and...
CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger

CFPB chief Kathy Kraninger’s equal-opportunity calendar

In her first four and a half months on the job, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger was no stranger to Capitol...

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