Kate Berry

Kate Berry


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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to face its first jury trial in April in what is shaping up to be a critical test of the agency's authority.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's temporary legal victory on Thursday has lowered the odds that President Trump will seek to remove the agency's director, Richard Cordray, despite repeated calls by prominent Republicans for his ouster.
A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to hear an appeal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau challenging a ruling last year that its single-director structure is unconstitutional, a victory for the embattled agency.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking feedback on the benefits and risks of using alternative data sources, such as rent or utility payments, that would allow lenders to build a credit history for unbanked consumers.
Some experts say President Trump is being advised to hold off on firing CFPB's Richard Cordray to get the Supreme Court to rule on the extent of the president's executive powers.
A federal appeals court on Thursday denied efforts by 16 Democratic attorneys general, several consumer groups and two Democratic lawmakers to defend the CFPB in a critical case.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hit Prospect Mortgage with a $3.5 million fine for illegally paying kickbacks to two real estate brokers and a mortgage servicer.
Democrats boycotted the Senate Finance Committee's planned vote Tuesday on the nomination of Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin, temporarily stalling it from moving forward.
PHH Corp. is opposing an attempt by Democratic attorneys general in 16 states and the District of Columbia to intervene in an appeals court case that found the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure was unconstitutional.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sent his strongest signal to date on Tuesday that he has no intention of resigning ahead of his term expiring next year even if asked to by President Donald J. Trump.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ramping up enforcement actions ahead of a possible political showdown between President Donald J. Trump and the agency's director, Richard Cordray.
Top Democrats vowed to defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, predicting Director Richard Cordray will file a lawsuit if he were fired by Donald Trump after he is sworn in as president.
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