Dongbin Christina Shin

Dongbin Christina Shin

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House Committee holds third hearing on alleged discrimination at the CFPB

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a third hearing in its series of hearings addressing alleged discrimination at the CFPB. The Subcommittee heard testimony from...more

6/20/2014 - CFPB Discrimination Retaliation

Full House Committee to hold hearing on the CFPB’s fifth semi-annual report

The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing tomorrow to receive the Semi-Annual Report of the CFPB and Director Cordray’s testimony on the report. CFPB Director Cordray is scheduled to be the only...more

6/18/2014 - CFPB Richard Cordray

House to hold third hearing on CFPB discrimination

The House Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will be holding a hearing tomorrow entitled “Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...more

6/18/2014 - CFPB Congressional Investigations & Hearings Discrimination Financial Services Committee Retaliation

Student Loan Refinancing Bill Stalled in Senate

Late last week, the student loan refinancing bill introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA) came up 4 votes short of the 60 needed to end debate and prevent a filibuster. If enacted, S. 2292, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan...more

6/16/2014 - CFPB Proposed Legislation Refinancing Student Loans

House Committee holds markup of CFPB bills

On Tuesday, June 10, the House Financial Services Committee held a markup to discuss several bills designed to promote greater transparency and accountability at the CFPB. In his opening statement, Chairman Hensarling...more

6/16/2014 - CFPB Financial Services Committee Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Transparency

Director Cordray testifies before Senate committee

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs heard testimony from Director Cordray at its hearing titled “The Consumer Financial Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress.” Noteworthy aspects of...more

6/12/2014 - CFPB Data Collection Richard Cordray Student Loans

CFPB to seek information on mobile financial services

Today, the CFPB will publish in the Federal Register a “Request for Information Regarding the Use of Mobile Financial Services by Consumers and Its Potential for Improving the Financial Lives of Economically Vulnerable...more

6/12/2014 - CFPB Data Breach Data Protection Mobile Apps Mobile Banking

Senate holds hearings on student loans

Last Wednesday, the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Banking Committee held separate hearings about student loans. Interestingly, the CFPB was represented in only one of the hearings. The Senate Budget Committee...more

6/9/2014 - CFPB Predatory Lending Student Loans

CFPB to hold first open Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

As we previously reported, the CFPB announced that it would be opening its advisory group meetings to the public. The CFPB will be holding its first Consumer Advisory Board meeting that is open to the public on June 18, in...more

6/9/2014 - CFPB Mortgages Title XIV

House to hold full Committee markup

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a markup this Tuesday, June 10. The full Committee will meet to discuss several bills, including some relating to the CFPB that were discussed at the Committee’s last hearing...more

6/9/2014 - CFPB Financial Services Committee Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Transparency

Director Cordray to testify in front of Senate Committee

The Senate Banking Committee announced that it would be holding a hearing on June 10, 2014 on the CFPB’s fifth Semi-Annual Report to Congress. CFPB Director Richard Cordray is the only witness scheduled to testify....more

6/9/2014 - CFPB Legislative Agendas Senate Banking Committee

Cordray emphasizes federal and local government cooperation on financial literacy

Director Cordray spoke at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) Field Hearing this week, emphasizing the federal government’s role as the nation’s single largest employer. In order to lead by example,...more

6/2/2014 - CFPB DOL Financial Literacy OPM Public Meetings

CFPB issues fifth Semi-Annual Report

The CFPB issued its fifth Semi-Annual Report to the President and Congress this week, covering a period from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. ...more

6/2/2014 - CFPB Compliance

House holds second hearing on discrimination at the CFPB

On Wednesday of last week, the House Financial Services Committee held another hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination. At the hearing, which was titled “Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation within the...more

5/29/2014 - CFPB Discrimination

House holds hearing on legislative proposal relating to the CFPB

On Wednesday of last week, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Improve Transparency and Accountability at the CFPB” to examine bills and discussion drafts of potential...more

5/29/2014 - CFPB Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Transparency

Cordray Discusses Student Loans at Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making

Director Cordray spoke at the Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making this week, addressing student loan debt as a “pressing problem and a matter of grave importance to public policy in America.”...more

5/24/2014 - CFPB Debt Decision-Making Process Financial Aid Richard Cordray Student Loans

CFPB Employee Review Disparities Go Beyond Race

The American Banker reported this week that the CFPB released an internal report that shows the disparities in employee evaluations on which we previously reported go beyond race. The report showed “statistically significant...more

5/21/2014 - Age Discrimination CFPB Discrimination Employee Evaluations Public Employees Race Discrimination Remediation Retaliation Union Membership

House to hold two hearings on the CFPB this week

This Wednesday, May 21, the House Financial Services Committee will hold two hearings discussing the CFPB. The first hearing, held by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, will continue the Committee’s previous...more

5/21/2014 - CFPB Discrimination Enforcement Actions Retaliation

CFPB Proposes New Rules on Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Annual Privacy Notices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published a proposed rule that would amend Regulation P to allow financial institutions, under certain circumstances, to deliver annual privacy notices to their customers...more

5/19/2014 - Banks CFPB Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Notice Requirements Proposed Amendments Regulation P Right to Privacy

CFPB Releases Second Fair Lending Report

The CFPB released its second Fair Lending Report to Congress last week, summarizing the Bureau’s fair lending actions in the last year and a half. The Report highlighted the Bureau’s creation and implementation of a...more

5/5/2014 - CFPB DOJ ECOA Enforcement Actions Fair Lending HMDA

House Committee on Financial Services Concerned with Decreased Consumer Choice

As we previously reported, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the effects of regulatory “red tape.” In her opening statement, Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel of the Consumer Financial...more

4/21/2014 - CFPB FDIC Financial Regulatory Reform

CFPB and FTC Representatives Speak at Symposium on Fine Print

CFPB General Counsel Meredith Fuchs and CFPB Assistant General Counsel for Law and Policy Anne Zorc spoke last week at the Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works’ symposium entitled “Making the Fine Print Fair.”...more

4/10/2014 - CFPB FTC Mortgages RESPA TILA

CFPB General Counsel Meredith Fuchs in the “Disparate Impact” Hot Seat

As we previously reported, the House Financial Services Committee has been interested in the specific methodology and metrics used by the CFPB in its disparate impact analysis under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and...more

4/10/2014 - Automotive Industry Consumer Financial Products ECOA Financial Services Committee

Study Finds Small Banks “Deeply Affected” by Dodd-Frank

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently published the results of a study of the effects of Dodd-Frank on small banks, defined as banks with less than $10 billion in assets each. The anonymous, web-based survey...more

3/5/2014 - Banks CFPB Dodd-Frank

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