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Rachel Witkowski

Reporter

Rachel Witkowski is a community banking reporter at American Banker. She focuses on banks under $20 billion in assets specializing in the Southeast and California. Prior to American Banker, Rachel worked at the Jacksonville Business Journal covering banks, insurance services and public companies in Northeast Florida. During her four years at the JBJ, Rachel was recognized by several trade associations for articles related to Florida’s financial industry downfall and the hurricane insurance crisis after 2006.

Recent Stories From this Author

CFPB Urges Industry to Quickly Adopt Electronic Closings
August 5, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ramped up its push for the mortgage industry to switch to an electronic closing...

CFPB Fines Fidelity National Financial, Western Union Units $38M
July 28, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is charging two companies affiliated with Western Union and Fidelity National...

CFPB Spurns Request for Internal Auto Loan Memo
July 27, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau denied an auto dealer trade group's request for a document detailing limits imposed...

Court Unexpectedly Revives Constitutional Challenge to CFPB
July 24, 2015 Two years after a Texas community bank's legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's constitutionality was...

CFPB Charges Firm Restitution, $1 Penalty (Yes, $1)
July 23, 2015 Student Financial Aid Services is facing more than $5.2 million in charges after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

Fuchs to Take Acting Role as CFPB's No. 2
July 22, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau named Meredith Fuchs, the agency's general counsel, to fill the bureau's No. 2...

Citi Pays Steep Price for Credit Card Add-On Products
July 21, 2015 Citibank has joined a growing list of banks and vendors that have paid a stiff penalty for allegedly using deceptive marketing...

Regulators Fine Citigroup $770M Over Credit Card Add-On Products
July 21, 2015 Citigroup is facing $770 million in charges after two federal regulators said the megabank engaged in deceptive marketing and...

CFPB's No. 2 to Resign
July 16, 2015 Steven Antonakes, the No. 2 official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is resigning from the agency, according to...

Cordray Catches Heat Over Data Collection, Auto Lenders
July 15, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's massive collection of consumer data continued to raise concerns with lawmakers on...

CFPB, DOJ Deal with Honda Over Pricing Becomes Official
July 14, 2015 American Honda Finance Corp. has agreed to pay $24 million to consumers and lower the dealer price caps to settle federal...

Clinton Dials Up TBTF Rhetoric, Stops Short of Rivals' Volume
July 13, 2015 Democratic presidential fron-trunner called for tougher reforms on Wall Street and harsher penalties for financial misconduct,...

JPM's Debt Collection Settlement Puts Other Firms on Notice
July 8, 2015 Federal and state regulators said the $216 million settlement against JPMorgan Chase is a warning that they are not finished...

JPMorgan to Pay More than $200M for Faulty Card Collections
July 8, 2015 JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay more than $200 million to settle claims by federal and state authorities that the megabank...

Student Loan Servicing for Military Still Has Flaws, CFPB Says
July 7, 2015 Student loan servicers continue to use "shoddy" practices in handling loans for military service members, the Consumer...

In a First, CFPB Targets Source of Add-Ons It Finds Dubious
July 1, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering two vendors that sell credit card add-on products to pay nearly $10...

CFPB Nears Landmark Victory Against Three Large Auto Lenders
June 30, 2015 Honda, Toyota and Nissan's financing arms are poised to agree to limit discretionary pricing for dealers after regulators...

Dems' Defense of CFPB: Let's Talk About Something Else
June 25, 2015 During a hearing Thursday, Democrats wanted to talk about anything but allegations of employee discrimination at the CFPB...

CFPB Civil Rights Officer Says Agency Makes 'Mockery' of Process
June 24, 2015 A senior civil rights official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is poised to tell Congress Thursday that the agency...

Top CFPB Official Named as 'Whistle-Blower'
June 23, 2015 A top official who handles employee discrimination complaints at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is among the...