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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Outline of Proposals Under Consideration to Implement Small Business Lending Data Collection Requirements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Outline of Proposals Under Consideration and Alternatives Considered for Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act governing small business lending data collection and reporting.

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Toward a 21st century approach to consumer protection

Good morning. Thank you Ruth for the introduction and for inviting the Bureau to be a part of this year’s Consumer Empowerment Conference. Consumer Action has graciously invited Bureau employees to speak at this event in years past, and I am honored to continue this tradition. And I am especially happy to return to my roots here in the Midwest.

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the NAACP Annual Convention

Thank you and let me welcome you all to my home state, the Buckeye State of Ohio. In particular, I thank President and CEO Cornell William Brooks and Chairman Roslyn Brock for inviting me to be with you today. I am also glad to be here with your Washington Bureau Director, Hilary Shelton, who has become a close friend from our work together. 

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Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on Hudson City Savings Bank Enforcement Action Press Call

Thank you. Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice are announcing a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank for illegal redlining. We are filing a complaint which alleges that Hudson City structured its mortgage business to provide unequal access to credit products in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, […]

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CFPB and DOJ Order Hudson City Savings Bank to Pay $27 Million to Increase Mortgage Credit Access in Communities Illegally Redlined

Bank Illegally Denied Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Fair Access to Mortgages WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank for discriminatory redlining practices that denied residents in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods fair access to mortgage loans. The complaint filed by […]

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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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CFPB Provides Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Discrimination Against Consumers Receiving Disability Income

Bureau Warns Lenders Against Creating Illegal Hurdles for Recipients of Social Security Disability Income WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing a bulletin to help lenders avoid imposing illegal burdens on consumers receiving disability income who apply for mortgages. The CFPB is reminding lenders that requiring unnecessary documentation from consumers […]

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CFPB Adopts Rule to Improve Consumer Access to Appraisal Reports

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires that lenders give consumers a copy of each appraisal or other estimate free of charge although a lender generally may still charge the consumer a reasonable fee for the cost of conducting the appraisal or other estimate. The Bureau’s new rule implements these requirements.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Justice Department pledge to work together to protect consumers from credit discrimination

“Today’s agreement is a critical step to better protecting consumers from illegal and discriminatory lending practices. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Justice Department under this new framework.”