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Fed OIG’s Report on Alleged Discrimination Within CFPB Made Public

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The Federal Reserve Inspector General made his findings of the investigation of discrimination in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) public Monday, stating the CFPB has made progress in combatting discrimination, but still was work to do. Last week, legislation was introduced to replace the director of CFPB with a five-person committee to combat the alleged overreach of the Bureau, according to House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

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Confusion Over Loan Terms, Foreclosure on Non-Borrowing Spouses Top List of Complaints to CFPB

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Perhaps the most serious complaint comes from surviving, non-borrowing spouses. When the borrower spouse dies, surviving spouses suddenly face foreclosure, despite the fact that "some consumers report that their loan originator falsely assured them they would be able to add the other spouse to the loan at a later date," the report states. Similarly, others complained that the loans are often difficult to repay and that lenders often throw obstacles in the way when consumers take steps to avoid foreclosure.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Create Independent Inspector General for CFPB

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One of the major complaints of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)'s critics is a lack of Congressional oversight for the Bureau. Lawmakers have re-introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in an attempt to change that. U.S. Representative Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), along with U.S. Representative Tim Walz (D-Minnesota) re-introduced the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection-Inspector General Act of 2015, a bill that would create the position of an independent Inspector General for the CFPB.

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