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Kate Berry

Kate Berry is American Banker's consumer finance reporter. She has been a reporter at the Orange County Register, the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires. She began her media career as a clerk at the New York Times.

Recent Stories from This Author

CFPB Data on Auto Title Loans Is Flawed, Academics Say
May 26, 2016 Academics are challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's study of auto title loans, calling the findings...

Bankers Cry Foul Over CFPB Overdraft Data Collection
May 23, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making an end run around existing regulations to collect new data on overdraft...

CFPB Sets Timetable to Supervise Overdraft, Debt Collection
May 19, 2016 The agency posted its semiannual rulemaking agenda on a blog late Wednesday updating the next steps it will take on...

CFPB Set to Release Payday Lending Proposal on June 2
May 18, 2016 The bureau said Wednesday that it plans to hold a public hearing in Kansas City, Mo., to discuss small-dollar lending. The...

Data Grab in CFPB's Arbitration Plan Spooks Industry
May 18, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to restrict the use of arbitration clauses would allow it to seize...

Industry Advocates Rail Against CFPB's Arbitration Plan
May 18, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to limit the use of arbitration clauses came under attack Wednesday for...

CFPB Trains Sights on Auto Title Lending
May 17, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that one in five borrowers who take out short-term auto title loans have their...

Supreme Court Rules on Private Attorneys Collecting Debts
May 16, 2016 The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that private attorneys hired by states are not in violation of the Fair Debt Collection...

CFPB Accuses Check Casher All American of Deceptive Acts
May 11, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has charged a Mississippi company with refusing to disclose check-cashing fees to...

Payday Lenders Seek Gov't Intervention After Google Ad Ban
May 11, 2016 Payday lenders on Wednesday pushed back against Google's plan to ban payday loan advertisements, arguing it was discriminatory...

Google Bans Payday Loan Ads
May 11, 2016 Google said Wednesday it will ban ads for payday loans to protect its customers from what it considers deceptive and harmful...

How the Industry May Challenge CFPB's Arbitration Plan
May 5, 2016 The finance industry pushed back against a proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday that would ban...

CFPB's Arbitration Plan Delivers Sharp Blow to Financial Industry
May 4, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set on Thursday to issue a proposal that would ban the use of arbitration clauses...

Five Things to Watch in CFPB's Arbitration Proposal
May 3, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to issue a proposal Thursday that would limit the use of arbitration...

Constitutional Challenge Could Be 'Very Messy' for the CFPB
April 29, 2016 A federal appeals court case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is raising concerns...

CFPB Plots 'Clarifying' Changes to Mortgage Disclosures in July
April 28, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will propose changes in late July to its mortgage disclosure rule to provide "greater...

CFPB Seeks New Disclosures, Servicer Requirements for Student Loans
April 27, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set Thursday to propose new disclosures for federal student loans that would...

CFPB's Cordray Fires Back Over Ongoing Mortgage Disclosure Concerns
April 27, 2016 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sent a four-page response to Sen. Bob Corker, R.-Tenn, about new...

CFPB Charges Debt Collection Firm Over Robo-Lawsuits
April 25, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the New Jersey law firm Pressler and Pressler and a debt buyer to pay $2.5...

CFPB Sets Date for Revised Plan to Rein In Arbitration Agreements
April 22, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected on May 5 to release a proposal that would allow consumers to band...

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.
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