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.
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.