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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

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...

CFPB Rebuked by Judge for Exceeding Authority
April 22, 2016 A federal district judge ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has no power to investigate the Accrediting...

CFPB Official Previews Final Mortgage Servicing Rule
April 21, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to finalize its second round of mortgage servicing rules in July, a top...

How the Court Could Rule in the CFPB Constitutionality Case
April 19, 2016 A federal appeals panel appeared receptive to striking two works from the Dodd-Frank Act that says the CFPB's director can be...

CFPB Finds 'Steep Hidden Costs' from Online Payday Loans
April 19, 2016 A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study found that borrowers pay steep bank penalty fees and may have their checking...

White House Makes a 'Moral Case' for Stopping Payday Abuse
April 15, 2016 Senior members of the Obama administration posted a blog under the headline: "A Moral Case for Putting a Stop to Payday...

CFPB Announces Staff Changes, Adds Small Business Lending Office
April 12, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau named six people to top staff positions Tuesday, including the head of a new office...

FHFA Should Have Oversight of Nonbank Mortgage Servicers: GAO
April 11, 2016 Congress should consider giving direct authority over nonbank mortgage servicers to the Federal Housing Finance Agency,...

Court Case Against the CFPB Hinges on These Four Issues
April 10, 2016 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday about the Consumer Financial Protection...

CFPB's Cordray: Fintech Firms Should Play by Same Rules as Banks
April 7, 2016 Speaking before the Senate Banking Committee, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said fintech companies should be held to the same...

Appeals Court Raises Constitutional Questions About CFPB
April 4, 2016 Two appeals court judges raised constitutional questions Monday about the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection...

Consumer Complaints Rose 8% Last Year: CFPB
April 1, 2016 Debt collection, credit reporting and mortgages topped the list of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last...

Why CFPB's Consumer Relief Fund Has Ballooned
April 1, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has amassed more than $300 million in so-called "unobligated balances" in its civil...

CFPB Shuts Down Another Student Debt Relief Scam
March 30, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday ordered a San Diego student debt relief company to shut its operations,...