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Director Cordray Testifies Before the Financial Services Committee

Cordray defended the role of the CFPB in his prepared remarks, given the current debate surrounding the Bureau. In his opening statement, Financial Services Committee Charmin Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) expressed surprise at Cordray’s appearance at the hearing, citing the president’s ability to remove the Director at will and reports that Cordray was to pursue an Ohio gubernatorial bid.

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Cordray Stands Up for CFPB in House Hearing

CFPB Director Richard Cordray will go before the Housing Financial Services Committee to address the Bureau’s two most recent semiannual reports. In his prepared remarks, Cordray is prepared to discuss credit reporting, financial incentives, and debt collection, among other things. He will also defend the CFPB’s purpose amidst the political debate currently encircling it.

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CFPB Defends Its Own Constitutionality

On Friday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a brief defending the constitutionality of its single director structure, which has been called into question several times through the course of its ongoing case against PHH Corp. The brief, filed in advance of oral arguments, stated that the CFPB’s leadership model was not a violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers clause.

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In Defense of the CFPB

Several consumer rights groups, legal scholars, and members of Congress submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case PHH Corporation v. CFPB, in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). With the CFPB’s constitutionality being called into question, many groups seek the defend the Bureau against a possible restructuring by the Trump administration.

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CFPB Head Discusses Dodd-Frank

In his speech at the Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Capital Markets Summit, CFPB Director Richard Cordray touched on Dodd-Frank, the Bureau’s role in the financial marketplace, and its efforts to improve and adapt regulations based on industry comment and need. The CFPB recognizes the burden of regulatory compliance placed on today’s financial organizations and is actively working to alleviate that weight, Cordray conveyed.

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Credit Complaints Amplify in Latest CFPB Report

According to the latest report from the CFPB, debt collection was the most-complained-about financial product or service, with 7,755 out of approximately 26,000. The second most-complained-about consumer product was credit reporting followed by mortgages. Montana, Georgia, and Missouri experienced the greatest year-to-year complaint volume increases.

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CFPB to Amend Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposal to amend certain regulations in the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The intent is to provide additional flexibility for mortgage lenders in the collection of consumer ethnicity and race information. The proposed ...

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CFPB to Re-Examine Regulation

The qualified mortgage rule, a standard set up to make sure borrowers can repay their mortgages, as well as other mortgage servicing and home lending regulations are set to come up for review. The CFPB wants to “try to see what the real-world effects on the market” these regulations have.

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