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Kate Davidson

Kate Davidson is a reporter in American Banker's Washington bureau, where she covers the Treasury Department, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She previously wrote about community banks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Before joining American Banker, Kate covered the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee for Congressional Quarterly. She began her career in New Hampshire, where she covered the 2008 presidential primaries and business news for the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H.

Recent Stories From this Author

Banks Call CFPB Remittance Rule Unworkable
November 2, 2012 The industry has asked the CFPB to delay the effective date for a rule expanding disclosures for remittance transfers.

CFPB, FHFA to Create Groundbreaking Mortgage Database
November 1, 2012 The data will help the agencies track new and emerging products for potential risks, and inform policymaking decisions that...

CFPB Report Details Trends From Recent Exams
October 31, 2012 Bureau’s first issue of “Supervisory Highlights” identifies issues with credit limits and inadequate mortgage...

Consumer Group Criticizes Debt Settlement Firms in DOJ Letter
October 30, 2012 The Center for Responsible Lending said the companies settle only a fraction of the debts they set out to settle.

OCC's Curry Warns Banks to Maintain Appropriate Reserves
October 29, 2012 Comptroller of the Currency Tom Curry said the agency is ready to "take action" against banks that lower provisions solely to...

FSOC Briefed on Sandy's Impact on Financial Markets
October 29, 2012 Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner convened a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council by telephone Monday afternoon...

Econ All-Americans
October 26, 2012 Just in time for the election, financial policy wonks without access to Facebook now have a resource for wasting precious work...

What a Romney Victory Would Mean to the CFPB
October 25, 2012 If Romney wins the White House, Republicans will likely push through changes to the CFPB's leadership structure, but could...

HSBC Picks Up Another Obama Administration Official
October 24, 2012 Preeta Bansal, the former general counsel and senior policy advisor at the Office of Management and Budget, is joining the...

CFPB to Supervise Large Debt Collection Firms
October 23, 2012 The agency will publish a final rule Wednesday to supervise firms with more than $10 million in annual receipts.