Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not keep the rest of Washington apprised of his plan to rescind an Obama-era memo on pot. Now Fincen and other federal banking agencies are dealing with the backlash from that decision.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has requested no funding from the Federal Reserve in the second quarter and instead will use reserves to fund the agency.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces significant obstacles in reopening the payday lending rule including likely legal challenges and a lengthy compliance process with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Acting CFPB director Mick Mulvaney issued "a call for evidence" Wednesday seeking comment on all of the consumer agency's functions, including enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring and education activities.
The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed an appeal Friday in her battle to oust acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, prolonging the legal fight over President Trump's appointment.
If Congress doesn’t take the lead on protecting consumers from data breaches, states are more than ready to offer their own fixes. Bankers will also be keeping close tabs on bills related to marijuana, PACE loans and elder financial abuse.