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CFPB to Host First-Ever Research Conference May 7-8


"The goal of conference is to connect the core community of researchers and policymakers with the best research being conducted across the wide range of disciplines and approaches that can inform the topic of consumer finance," CFPB said on the conference website. "We hope that the conference is attended by a diverse audience from academia, government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and industry."

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White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Cuts CFPB Funding


The bill calls for the establishment of advisory boards or councils within the CFPB of 15 to 20 members each for small businesses, credit unions, and community banks. The stated purpose of each advisory board or council is to "advise and consult" with the CFPB on issues that impact their respective groups.

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CFPB Amends Guidelines For Providing Lists of Housing Counseling Organizations


Housing counselors‒‒which can be the lenders themselves‒‒can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues at little or no cost to consumers. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 included a requirement that mortgage lenders provide applicants with a list of local housing counselors, which consumers are to receive shortly after they apply for a mortgage.

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Housing Advocates Ask Regulators to Investigate Possible Pro-Foreclosure Campaigns


The letter, dated April 15, is addressed to Department of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray. Ten housing groups signed the letter, which asks the regulators to investigate the investors for allegedly attempting to push borrowers into foreclosure instead of steering them toward loss mitigation plans.

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