John Heltman has covered the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department for American Banker since 2014. Prior to joining American Banker, he covered derivatives markets and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for Argus Media, and prior to that covered the Environmental Protection Agency for Inside Washington Publishers. He is a 2005 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The CFPB's recent freeze on collecting any personally identifiable information from companies it supervises is slowing investigations and could ultimately cripple the agency's enforcement function — and that may be the point.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is asking acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney to account for recent directives limiting agency staff members’ ability to access or acquire electronic data, saying the moves hamper critical agency operations.
Was the president’s recent tweet about enforcement measures against Wells Fargo an articulation of the administration’s approach for holding banks and executives accountable? Or is a tweet just a tweet?
A federal judge appeared to be leaning toward siding with President Trump during oral arguments Friday in a case in which Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English is challenging the president's ability to appoint Mick Mulvaney as acting director.