House Passes Bill to Rein In CFPB
The bill replaces the director with a bipartisan board and cuts bureau workers’ pay; Senate support for the measure is unclear.
Reporting Elder Scams Doesn’t Break Privacy Law
Seven federal agencies issued guidance Tuesday clarifying that the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act generally permit reporting of suspected elder financial abuse.
JPMorgan Hit With $80M Fine Over Illegal Credit Card Practices
Together with the $920 million JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay over the London Whale case, Thursday was an expensive day for the megabank.
New Hire Roundup: CFPB Names Antonakes Deputy Director
Justin Frys became a branch manager for Zeigler in Minnesota, and Chad Parks joined Beacon Research as sales director.
House to Examine SEC’s Money-Market Fund Plan
The Financial Services Committee’s Capital Market Subcommittee plans to hold a hearing Sept. 18 on the SEC's proposed rules.
Supreme Court’s Recess Appointment Case Challenges CFPB Head: Hensarling
The case, on three people Obama named to the NLRB, will also determine the constitutionality of Richard Cordray's appointment, the House Financial Services chairman says.
CFPB Calls for ‘Rigorous’ Standards for Senior Designations
The CFPB told Congress, the SEC and state regulators that the alphabet soup of “senior designations”—more than 50—confuses older Americans and that a three-pronged approach is needed to protect the elderly from fraud.
White Gets Senate Banking Nod to Be Next SEC Chief
Her nomination now goes to the full Senate, where it is expected to meet little resistance.
Mary Jo White Commits to Reviewing Fiduciary Comments
Mary Jo White told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that she would “commit” to reviewing the request for public comment on the agency’s fiduciary rule before releasing a proposal.
Mary Jo White Hearing Set for March 12
The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider the nomination of Mary Jo White as the next SEC chairwoman.