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

Cordray on Credit Reporting: 'We're Only Getting Started'
February 19, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will continue its work to ensure credit reports are fair and freely given to...

Have CFPB Rules Stifled Mortgage Credit? The Answer's Complicated
February 19, 2015 CFPB officials are keeping a close watch on the Qualified Mortgage and ability-to-repay rules to gauge whether further changes...

CFPB Hits Three Lenders as Part of False Ad 'Sweep'
February 12, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action Thursday against three mortgage companies that, authorities say, falsely...

Cordray Opens Up About Upcoming CFPB Rules, Internal Struggles
February 10, 2015 In unusually expansive comments, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray provided new details Tuesday...

CFPB Fines Lender $2M for Alleged Kickback Scheme
February 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — NewDay Financial has agreed to a $2 million fine after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged that the...

CFPB Cites Customer Confusion in Setting Sights on Reverse Mortgages
February 9, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is raising concerns about the transparency and clarity of reverse mortgages based on...

CFPB Fines Delaware Company $3M for 'Fee-Harvester' Cards
February 4, 2015 A subprime credit card company in Delaware agreed to pay nearly $3 million in refunds and penalties for allegedly charging...

CFPB Set to Permanently Ban Texas Card Provider
February 3, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking to permanently ban a credit provider in Texas from offering any services...

CFPB Warns Against Sharing Exam Info with Third Parties
January 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a bulletin Tuesday warning financial institutions about entering...

OCC Names New Head of Problem Bank Supervision
January 26, 2015 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has named Michael Brickman as deputy comptroller for special supervision.