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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steven Antonakes at The Exchequer Club

The Bureau does not have a safety and soundness mandate. Nevertheless, we very much care about the financial health of banks and nonbanks. As a veteran of two banking crises, I can tell you unequivocally that, in my view, consumer protection is not in conflict with safety and soundness. Consumers benefit from a healthy, competitive, and diversified financial services system through greater access to credit and competitive pricing. Ultimately, both financial and consumer compliance performance are dependent on strong management. Seldom do institutions excel in one and not the other.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

I would like to thank Dr. Maria Sheehan, President of Truckee Meadows Community College for having us here today. And thank you all for coming to this meeting of our Consumer Advisory Board here in the “Biggest Little City in the World.” The Consumer Advisory Board offers us valuable insights and expertise which help us […]

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes at the American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I know that both those of us at the Bureau and those of you here today share common goals: a strong and vibrant financial sector, as well as a highly competitive economy that works for Americans in both the short run and the long run.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steven Antonakes at the Consumer Bankers Association

Thank you for making time for me today at CBA Live and for the valuable input you all have given us over the past few years. I appreciate the strong and candid relationship we have developed and our ability to discuss issues fruitfully whether we agree or disagree. Today I would like to share some updates on our work at the Consumer Bureau.

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CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for inviting me today to speak with you. The Bureau and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have many areas where we can and should be working together. And we have goals in common: a strong and vibrant financial sector, as well as a highly competitive economy that works for Americans in both the short run and the long run.

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Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Remarks at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Annual Conference

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be here and have the opportunity to speak at NCRC’s Annual Conference. The Bureau has benefited from its strong working relationship with NCRC on issues ranging from consumer protection to access to credit. We thank you for your continued partnership.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes at Protecting Nevada’s Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Good morning. It is my pleasure to be with you at this Common Ground Conference. I would like to thank Attorney General Masto for hosting this important event, along with Jessica Rich and all of our colleagues at the Federal Trade Commission. I know that an enormous amount of work goes into planning these events, but I think we can all agree that it is well worth the effort. The FTC has held many of these Common Ground Conferences around the country, and we are delighted to be participating in this one.

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Prepared Remarks of Deputy Director Antonakes at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2014 Banking Outlook Conference

Good morning. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to be with you today at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s 2014 Banking Outlook Conference. I think an open dialogue among regulators and industry participants benefits everyone involved. Today, I will update you on a few of our key initiatives and discuss how we […]

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Deputy Director Steven Antonakes Remarks at the Mortgage Bankers Association

Prepared Remarks of Steven Antonakes Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  Mortgage Bankers Association Orlando, Florida February 19, 2014 Good afternoon. Thank you for the invitation to be here with you today. By way of background, I am a career bank regulator. I cut my teeth during the end of the S&L Crisis […]