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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 Proposes Long-Awaited Updates to Mortgage Disclosures
July 29, 2016 The CFPB updated its "Know Before You Owe" mortgage disclosure rule to provide more clarity to lenders. It has proposed...

CFPB Punts on TRID Errors, But Offers Plenty More for Lenders
July 29, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal Friday updating its mortgage disclosure rule did not give lenders what...

CFPB Debt Collection Plan Will Raise Compliance Costs, Banks Fear
July 28, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's debt collection plan is likely to put pressure on banks and first-party creditors...

CFPB Breaks Up Debt Collection Plan, Spares Banks for Now
July 27, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a plan Thursday to overhaul the debt collection industry that would limit...

Five Issues to Watch in CFPB's Debt Collection Plan
July 26, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to unveil a sweeping proposal on debt collection practices this week that...

Bankers Ask for Crackdown on CFPB Overdraft Data Collection
July 21, 2016 Bankers are taking the unusual step of asking the government for additional regulations ones that can be used to block the...

CFPB Promotes Three Insiders to Top Roles
July 20, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday promoted three CFPB officials to new leadership positions.

CFPB's Impact, Five Years On
July 20, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fifth anniversary marks an important shift for the agency in which it pivots from...

Two-Thirds of Senate Calls for CFPB to Exempt Small Banks from Rules
July 19, 2016 Congress appears to have reached an overwhelming consensus of support for small-bank carveouts with 70% of the Senate calling...

CFPB Set to Release Debt Collection Proposal on July 28
July 15, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to unveil a proposal on July 28 that would regulate debt collection...

CFPB Fines Santander $10 Million for Illegal Overdraft Fees
July 14, 2016 Santander Bank will pay a $10 million fine for charging illegal overdraft fees and for signing up consumers for overdraft...

Will Installment Loans Get Painted with CFPB's Payday Brush?
July 6, 2016 Installment lenders are concerned that efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to curb the most abusive and...

Will a CFPB Commission Ever Happen?
July 1, 2016 Some critics of the bureau think there is a renewed chance to change the bureau's structure. They point to the presidential...

CFPB Has Collected $24.5M in Restitution This Year
June 30, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that it paid $24.5 million in restitution to consumers after uncovering...

CFPB Staff Inappropriately Reimbursed for Personal Expenses: Watchdog
June 30, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has difficulties supervising its government travel card program and has reimbursed...

How Banks Are Trying to Contain Cost of CFPB's Arbitration Plan
June 30, 2016 Banks, credit card companies and other financial firms are strategizing ways to stave off higher legal bills they expect from...

CFPB Cites Audio Recording in $10.6M Fine Against BancorpSouth
June 29, 2016 BancorpSouth Bank agreed Wednesday to a $10.6 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Justice...

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wells vs. City of Miami Mortgage Case
June 28, 2016 The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal by Wells Fargo and Bank of America in a lawsuit brought by the city of...

Community Banks, Credit Unions Join Forces Against CFPB's Payday Plan
June 27, 2016 Community banks and credit unions would be forced to stop making short-term, small dollar loans if the Consumer Financial...

CFPB Slams Mortgage Servicers for Failing to Invest in Technology
June 22, 2016 Mortgage servicers have failed to make significant investments in technology and compliance systems, resulting in substantial...

Why Banking the Middle Class Is No Longer Profitable
Regulatory burdens (particularly the Durbin interchange cap), stubbornly low interest rates and a slow, expensive transition from branch to digital banking mean only the wealthy and the desperate are attractive customers, says Todd Baker of Broadmoor Consulting.
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