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3 May 2018, 11:40 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern During the House Financial Services Committee hearing in which the Committee heard from CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, there was some discussion about how the number of CFPB staffers had barely gone down under Mr. [read post]
2 May 2018, 8:59 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern It remains unclear whether the House would simply pass the Senate bill (which seems more likely after recent remarks by House Financial Services Chair Hensarling) or whether the two chambers will negotiate changes, but Reuters reports here that House majority leader McCarthy has said the House vote could come this month. [read post]
1 May 2018, 12:07 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern On April 18, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Robocalls. [read post]
29 Apr 2018, 11:13 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern During his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney said that he had met with consumer advocates as much as he has met with industry representatives (or something to that effect; I can't remember the exact words). [read post]
26 Apr 2018, 9:59 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Earlier this week, Acting BCFP Director John Michael Mulvaney made statements suggesting that he was going to keep complaints to the Bureau secret. [read post]
25 Apr 2018, 9:06 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Acting CFPB Director John Michael Mulvaney, known as "Mick," has been making a big deal about the fact that the name of the CFPB, or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Dodd-Frank Act is the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (or BCFP), even asking that the Associated Press change its stylebook accordingly. [read post]
24 Apr 2018, 4:17 pm by Jeff Sovern
By Jeff Sovern During next month’s Teaching Consumer Law Conference, I intend to survey the audience about what topics they would like to have in a consumer law casebook, as part of the process of preparing the fifth edition of our consumer law casebook (with Dee Pridgen and Chris Peterson). [read post]
23 Apr 2018, 11:07 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Hudson Cook partner Allen Denson has written an op-ed for the American Banker, Clock's ticking: White House should name a permanent CFPB director, in which he expresses fear that the Democrats will capture the Senate in the fall, with the result that Democrats will have a say, through the confirmation process, on whom the next director will be. [read post]
21 Apr 2018, 7:28 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The NY Times has an op-ed, Beyond Starbucks: How Racism Shapes Customer Service. [read post]
20 Apr 2018, 8:28 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern As Allison posted earlier, the CFPB has levied a $1 billion fine on Wells. [read post]
10 Apr 2018, 3:33 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern According to Politico, here's what Mulvaney himself said about it: POLITICO’s Katy O'Donnell: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning for the likelihood that acting Director Mick Mulvaney will remain in place through the end of the year, Mulvaney said today at a banking industry conference. [read post]
10 Apr 2018, 2:06 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern AP is running a story, Under Trump, a Voice for the American Consumer Goes Silent, making a point that this blog has frequently noted. [read post]
9 Apr 2018, 4:53 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Lately, I've been thinking to myself about how so little has leaked out on what's going on at the Bureau, especially compared to the White House. [read post]
7 Apr 2018, 1:24 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee will hear from CFPB Interim Chief Mick Mulvaney about the CFPB. [read post]
2 Apr 2018, 3:08 pm by Scott Nelson
In case you missed the punchline of Jeff Sovern's post on the CFPB's annual report, the news is not the report itself (which conscientiously recites the CFPB's actions between February and September 2017, before Mick Mulvaney was appointed Acting Director following Richard Cordray's departure), but the cover letter, in which Mulvaney proposes that Congress gut the agency. [read post]