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 Delays Proposals on Overdraft, Payday Lending and Debt Collection
November 25, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has pushed back three key rulemakings – including the highly anticipated proposal on...

Cheat Sheet: Inside the CFPB's New Mortgage Servicing Proposal
November 20, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposal Thursday that would institute new foreclosure protections for...

CFPB Spotlight on Auto Sector Grows with Dealer Fine
November 19, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said DriveTime, which also has a lending unit, harassed delinquent borrowers and...

OCC's Fine Print Contains Tough Requirements for Directors
November 18, 2014 The OCC bowed to industry pressure in late September to remove the word "ensure" from its heightened expectations guidelines...

CFPB's Prepaid Card Plan Needs to Be Tougher, Consumer Groups Say
November 13, 2014 Consumer groups said Thursday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was too soft in its prepaid card plan, arguing...

Cheat Sheet: Details of the CFPB's Sweeping Plan to Regulate Prepaid Cards
November 12, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to go beyond industry expectations when it unveils a long-awaited proposal...

Regulators Hit JPM, Citi and B of A Over Foreign Exchange Trading
November 12, 2014 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Wednesday that Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase would pay a...

CFPB Updates Compliance Guide for Mortgages
November 10, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made some key changes to its compliance guide for the three major mortgage rules...

Regulators Vow Crackdown on Leveraged Lending
November 7, 2014 Bank regulators said Friday they are going to ramp up reviews of leveraged lending after an annual exam found such loans are...

Regulators 'Tighten the Screws' on Leveraged Lending
November 7, 2014 Regulators' patience is running thin for banks that continue to overindulge in leveraged loans despite repeated warnings from...