WASHINGTON — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray acknowledged concerns Tuesday about how the agency is regulating indirect auto lenders, vowing to be more transparent about its oversight.

The agency has been under fire since a March bulletin, which was not subject to public comment, that said the agency would hold auto lenders responsible for any discrimination made by partner dealers, whether it was intentional or not. Cordray said the agency was holding a field hearing Thursday on the issue designed to engage directly with auto lenders.

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