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Volume 25 - Number 01

January 6, 2014

OIG Faults Bureau for Bringing Enforcement Attorneys to Exams

The Federal Reserve Board Office of Inspector General, as had been hinted at previously, issued a report last month critical of the CFPB’s practice of bringing enforcement attorneys to regular examinations. Numerous industry representatives privately said it was having a chilling effect on lenders during the exam process. The bureau recently decided it would cease the practice, and some industry insiders suspected the OIG’s then-pending report had a good bit to do with that decision. The OIG had already finished with the...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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