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 Extends Remittance Rule Exemption
August 22, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized revisions to its international money transfer rule that will provide...

Bad Vendor Oversight Led to Auto Lender's Fine, CFPB Says
August 20, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau held a Texas-based subprime auto lender responsible for serious credit reporting...

CFPB Fines Auto Lender over Flawed Credit Reports
August 20, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered First Investors Financial Services Group to pay a nearly $3 million fine...

Borrowers Could Suffer in Servicing Transfers, CFPB Warns
August 19, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said examiners are on the lookout for borrowers getting the "runaround" when their...

Banks Fight CFPB Claim That Campus Pacts Are 'Secretive'
August 18, 2014 The industry is objecting to a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau blog post that calls into question the transparency...

How the New FICO Score Model Will Affect Banks
August 13, 2014 Several institutions said their underwriters already exclude paid and unpaid medical debt from their calculation, raising...

CFPB Hits Mortgage Lender Over 'Bait-and-Switch' Scheme
August 12, 2014 Amerisave Mortgage Corp. and its owner have been ordered to pay more than $20 million for allegedly overcharging borrowers and...

Will CFPB Write Rules on Digital Currencies?
August 11, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a warning to consumers Monday about the danger of digital currencies, sparking...

CFPB Issues Warning on Virtual Currencies Like Bitcoin
August 11, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau waded into the debate about the future of digital currencies like Bitcoin, issuing a...

CFPB Criticizes 10 Institutions for Lack of Transparency
August 6, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau named 10 banks and credit unions on Wednesday that it claimed were not being...