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

The Real Battle Over Payday Lending Has Just Begun
March 26, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's plans for revamping payday lending set off a fierce debate Thursday over whether...

CFPB's No. 2 Drops Big Hints on Changes for Auto Loans and Complaints
March 25, 2015 Subprime auto lending has become a top priority for the CFPB, said Steven Antonakes, the agency's deputy director on...

Over Banker Objections, CFPB Invites More Detailed Complaints
March 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a contentious policy Thursday allowing customers to describe...

Battle Over Cyber Bill Reveals Fissure Between States and D.C.
March 18, 2015 As lawmakers consider federal notification and information-sharing measures, a state official expressed jurisdictional...

CFPB's Card Study Could Set Stage for New Regulations, Enforcement
March 17, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday that it's seeking public comment ahead of a second study on the...

Banks to CFPB: Tear Down This Rate Calculator
March 16, 2015 Lending groups are demanding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau take down its mortgage rate calculator, arguing it is...

OCC Mistake Sparks Three-Week Panic on Overdraft Rules
March 13, 2015 Bankers were jolted last month by an updated Office of the Comptroller of the Currency supervision handbook that suggested a...

What CFPB Says Banks Get Wrong About Consumer Protection
March 11, 2015 Banks and other financial companies are engaging in disturbing new overdraft practices, violating fair lending laws related to...

Watchdog Agency Faults CFPB on Employee Practices, Suggests Changes
March 10, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs to improve its practices related to employee diversity and the inclusion of...

Why Banks Are Likely to Lose in Battle Over New CFPB Arbitration Rules
March 10, 2015 The finance industry faces a steep, uphill battle in trying to convince the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the...