As CFPB mulls privatizing database, consumer complaints mount
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received over a quarter-million complaints in 2018, according to analysis by an advocacy group that urged the agency to maintain public access to its database.

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Don't let AI become a black box
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Banks must remain accountable for their use of artificial intelligence by continuing to employ a level of human oversight.

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How some banks are luring talent from big tech
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Most financial institutions can't compete on pay, but there are other advantages they can offer, including agile development.

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Fintech executive sworn in as California's top financial regulator
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Manuel Alvarez, who became commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight on Monday, is the former general counsel and chief compliance officer at the online lender Affirm.

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Florida's top bank regulator placed on leave after sexual harassment complaint
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State officials are looking into a sexual harassment complaint filed against Ronald Rubin, Florida's recently appointed top banking regulator.

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CFPB official under fire for past writings on race resigns
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Eric Blankenstein, the CFPB's policy director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending, has been criticized for using a racial slur in blog posts 15 years ago and claiming the majority of hate crimes were hoaxes.

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Did BNY Mellon violate 'code of conduct' in dealings with a community bank?
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The New York bank says it acted appropriately in withholding the collateral on a loan to a developer that First Foundation Bank later refinanced. First Foundation's CEO begs to differ.

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CFPB opens door to rewrite of 2009 overdraft rule
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The agency launched a review to gauge whether the regulation requiring consumers to opt in to overdraft protection "should be amended or rescinded" to minimize the effects on smaller financial institutions.

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What's behind the rise in credit card delinquencies
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It's no coincidence that with more than half of consumers ages 20 to 29 now holding credit cards — up from 41% in 2012 — 90-day delinquency rates are at a seven-year high, according to the New York Fed.

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The Medicis are back, and starting a U.S. challenger bank
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The Italian family that founded a bank in the 14th century and pioneered branches and letters of credit is now setting up a tech-forward, crypto-friendly disruptor in the United States.

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