Kate Berry has covered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for American Banker since 2016. She joined the publication in 2006 covering mortgage lending and the financial crisis. Berry also has covered big banks including Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. She has won five awards from the Society of American Business Writers and Editors, and has worked at several news organizations including the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Associated Press. Berry began her career as a clerk at the New York Times.
Months after President Trump vowed that Wells Fargo would pay a severe penalty, the CFPB and OCC hit the bank with a $1 billion fine to settle claims it overcharged customers for auto insurance and home loans.
As the Senate closes in on overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 2013 indirect auto loan rule, a central question is how lasting the congressional measure will be in limiting the CFPB's authority.
Sixty-four consumer groups are speaking out against a Senate measure, expected to be voted on this week, that would overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 2013 regulation on discriminatory pricing by auto lenders.
The latest salvo by the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — proposing in the agency's semiannual report that all CFPB rules be subject to congressional approval — left many observers stumped if not outraged.