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Kate Berry

Kate Berry

Reporter

Kate Berry is a reporter at American Banker, where she has covered the financial crisis, the national mortgage settlement and mortgage lending by major U.S. banks. She has won five awards from the Society of American Business Writers and Editors, and has worked for a number of news organizations including the Orange County Register, the Arizona Republic and the Associated Press. She started her career as a clerk at the New York Times.

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The Department of Justice wants banks to more fully cooperate with civil investigations. Companies now are expected to "materially assist" the agency in providing documents, access to witnesses and even inculpatory documentary evidence such as emails and text messages.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against a Van Nuys, Calif., credit repair company for deceptively marketing its services and charging consumers illegal fees.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's choice for its new head of supervision and enforcement the No. 3 slot at the agency is raising eyebrows because of his political background and relative inexperience compared with similar positions at other regulators.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has met the requirements for convening small business review panels though most panelists said they disagreed with the agency's final rules, the Government Accountability Office said.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday finalized new requirements for mortgage servicers that provide more help to struggling borrowers and add consumer protections when loans are transferred.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau added its voice Tuesday to a chorus of other regulators in calling for sustainable foreclosure relief when the Home Affordable Modification Program expires at yearend.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal Friday updating its mortgage disclosure rule did not give lenders what they wanted: an ability to correct errors after a loan has closed and a release from liability for technical violations. But the 293-page proposal did provide revisions that will help in compliance and the closing of more loans.
The CFPB updated its "Know Before You Owe" mortgage disclosure rule to provide more clarity to lenders. It has proposed additional tolerance provisions, clarified a partial exemption for housing finance agencies, extended the rule's coverage to all cooperative units, and provided more clarity about privacy and the sharing of information.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a plan Thursday to overhaul the debt collection industry that would limit collection attempts to six per week and require confirmation of a debt before contacting consumers. The plan, however, is not yet directed at banks and credit card companies.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday promoted three CFPB officials to new leadership positions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fifth anniversary marks an important shift for the agency in which it pivots from rules required by the Dodd-Frank Act to pursuing other areas.
At the end of 2015, there were at least 48 bills pending before Congress that sought to change, defund, or otherwise weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. None of them passed.
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