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Scrutinizing Reforms at CFPB


Here’s what the Financial Services Committee said during a hearing to discuss CFPB’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s recommendations to promote greater transparency at the Bureau as well as other reforms at CFPB.

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CFPB to Assess RESPA Mortgage Servicing Rule Effectiveness

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is planning to assess the effectiveness of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) mortgage servicing rule. The rule, introduced in January 2013 and which took effect in January 2014, was designed to assist consumers who were behind on mortgage payments. Currently, the Bureau is seeking comment from consumers, consumer advocates, housing counselors, mortgage loan servicers, industry representatives, and the general public regarding the rule, and will issue a report of their assessment by January 2019.

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Battle Breaks Out in CHOICE Hearing No. 2

The House Financial Services Committee held a second hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act on Tuesday. Intended to be a replacement for Dodd-Frank, the CHOICE Act aims to increase regulator accountability, discourage financial fraud and insider trading, and ensure taxpayers aren't on the hook for big bank bailouts. The Act was introduced by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

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Critics Take Aim at Latest Trump Orders

Critics have begun to speak out after President Trump signed two executive orders calling for the review into “too big to fail” and a number of financial oversight entities. Some even fear it could signal another financial crisis is on the horizon. Trump’s orders specifically require a review of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Orderly Liquidation Authority.

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Greenspan Supports Dodd-Frank Rollback

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan came out against the Dodd-Frank Act today on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” business show. The post-crisis regulations, he said, have caused a “surge in stock prices,” and getting rid of them would “have a very significant positive impact on the economy.” President Trump called for a review of Dodd-Frank back in February.

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Director Cordray Addresses Dodd-Frank, Regulation

In remarks at the Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Capital Markets Summit, CFPB Director Richard Cordray discussed the Bureau’s recent efforts—specifically those to adapt regulations to improve compliance and implementation within the industry. The CFPB actively works to provide clarity, solicit feedback, and revise according to that feedback on all rules, he said. The Bureau will soon assess its Dodd-Frank remittances rule and its mortgage rules, as mandated by Congress.

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