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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 Fines First National Bank of Omaha for Add-On Products
August 25, 2016 Two federal regulators have ordered First National Bank of Omaha to pay a total of $35 million over charges that the bank...

Industry to CFPB: Start Over on Arbitration Plan
August 25, 2016 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 28 other business groups urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to withdraw its...

How Credit Unions Learned to Love Arbitration Clauses
August 24, 2016 Until recently, credit unions rarely used arbitration clauses, and were praised by consumer advocates for pro-customer...

Wells to Pay $4M to CFPB for Illegal Student Loan Servicing
August 22, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday that Wells Fargo had engaged in illegal student loan servicing practices...

More Student Loan Borrowers Should Get Income-Driven Plans: CFPB
August 18, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday urged student loan servicers to provide more help to consumers who apply...

Arbitration Study Supporting CFPB Rule Is Skewed, Industry Says
August 18, 2016 Industry representatives pushed back against a report that continues to paint a negative picture of arbitration clauses just...

Doubts Raised About Qualifications of CFPB's Supervision Head
August 17, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's choice for its new head of supervision and enforcement the No. 3 slot at the...

Payday Lenders Are Shifting to Installment Loans: Pew
August 11, 2016 Payday lenders are pushing into more states with longer-term installment loans or lines of credit, a shift that is expected to...

Most CFPB Small Business Panelists Disagree with Agency Rules: GAO
August 10, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has met the requirements for convening small-business review panels, though most...

CFPB Makes 'Choke Point-Esque' Move Against Payment Processors
August 10, 2016 A single paragraph in a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sparking fears by third-party payment...

Cheat Sheet: How CFPB Is Changing Mortgage Servicing (Again)
August 4, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday finalized new requirements for mortgage servicers that provide more help...

CFPB: Foreclosure Relief Shouldn't End When HAMP Does
August 2, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau added its voice Tuesday to a chorus of other regulators in calling for sustainable...

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 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 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'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...

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.

Will Tech Advances Hurt the Underbanked?
It's long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. Christine Duhaime, founder of the Digital Financial Institute, a fintech think-tank, says this assumption is wrong.
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