NCUA Board Not Considering Divisive Rule Proposals

The National Credit Union Administration will consider adopting two final rules at its meeting Thursday, but the board continues to steer clear of the politically divisive rule proposals that have badly divided the board along political lines.

The board will consider rules on the capitalization of interest and implementation of the Current Expected Credit Loss methodology. The board also will discuss the credit union loan interest rate ceiling.

GAO: Trump’s CFPB Couldn’t Justify Reorganization of Fair Lending Office

Appearing to confirm the suspicions of Democratic critics, the Government Accountability Office reported Monday that the Trump Administration haphazardly reorganized the consumer bureau’s fair lending office, resulting in confusion at the agency and a drop in enforcement actions.

In a scathing report, the Government Accountability Office said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under then Acting Director Mick Mulvaney and then former Director Kathleen Kraninger, failed to produce any documentation to justify transferring the agency’s Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity to another branch in the director’s office.