Rachel Witkowski


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

Dozens of Mortgage Relief Firms Cited by CFPB, States Over Mod Scams
July 23, 2014 Two federal agencies and 15 states have taken more than 40 actions against foreclosure relief operations, alleging the firms...

CFPB Expands Complaint Portal into Nonbank Products
July 21, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday that it is accepting consumer complaints on prepaid cards and other...

CFPB Clarifies How Same-Sex Ruling Affects Lending Rules
July 11, 2014 Last year's Supreme Court decision validating certain same-sex marriages has implications for laws implemented by the consumer...

Cloud Over Payday Industry Grows as CFPB Fines Texas Lender
July 10, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settlement with ACE Cash Express Thursday sends another strong message about...

CFPB Hits Payday Lender for 'Harassing' Collection Tactics
July 10, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached a $10 million settlement with payday lender ACE Cash Express over...

Heirs to Mortgages Excused from Underwriting, CFPB Says
July 8, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is allowing lenders to skip "ability-to-repay" rule when transferring a loan to the...

CFPB Renovation Costs Could Reach $216 Million, IG Says
July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's watchdog is estimating a total price tag of nearly $216 million for...

CFPB Data Collection Effort Sparks Privacy, Security Concerns
July 1, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's effort to analyze the mortgage market has touched off a debate about privacy and...

HAMP Mods Spiked in 1Q as Mortgage Delinquencies Fell
June 26, 2014 The number of home retention actions taken by the largest banks in the first quarter was more than three times the amount of...

Supreme Court Ruling Will Not Impact CFPB, Agency Says
June 26, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a statement Thursday saying a Supreme Court decision issued earlier that day...

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