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 Is Taking Far-Reaching Look at Checking Account Access
October 27, 2014 What initially appeared to be a listening session by a key federal regulator about access to checking accounts has sparked...

Dormant Exec Comp Rule Back on Regulators' Agenda
October 20, 2014 Regulators see reviving a 2011 proposal addressing incentives in bank pay as a way to deal with cultural problems at banks and...

Fed's Tarullo: Some Big Banks Need to Improve Their Culture — Or Else
October 20, 2014 Federal Reserve Board Gov. Daniel Tarullo issued a stark warning to bankers Monday to improve their culture and ensure...

Lenders Challenge Premise of CFPB's Student Loan Findings
October 16, 2014 The student lending industry argues that the problems the CFPB is finding in the market are more related to federal loans than...

CFPB Presses Congress to Change Bankruptcy Code
October 15, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is urging policymakers to reconsider how student loan debt is treated under the...

Curry Sets Sights on Bank 'Culture'
October 8, 2014 In a piece on The Clearing House website, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said the culture fostered by top executives...

CFPB Looking at How Banks Use Credit Reports for Checking Accounts
October 8, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is raising questions about the policies and data banks use to vet consumers before...

What Regulators Will Target Next
October 6, 2014 Regulators recently offered a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of what areas they are targeting for enforcement, saying that...

OCC Names Murphy as New CFO
October 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency officially named Kathy Murphy as the senior deputy comptroller for...

Supreme Court Tries Again to Tackle 'Disparate Impact'
October 2, 2014 The Supreme Court said Thursday it would hear a case related to the use of "disparate impact" theory to pursue entities for...