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- Sarah ten Siethoff is New Associate Director of SEC Investment Management Rulemaking Office
- Catherine Keating Appointed CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management
- Credit Suisse to Pay $47Mn to Resolve DOJ Asia Probe
- SEC Chair Clayton Goes 'Hat in Hand' Before Congress on 2019 Budget Request
- SEC's Opening Remarks to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council
- Massachusetts Jury Convicts CA Attorney of Securities Fraud
- Deutsche Bank Says 3 Senior Investment Bankers to Leave Firm
- World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Reportedly ‘Bearish On Financial Assets’
- SEC Fines Constant Contact, Popular Email Marketer, for Overstating Subscriber Numbers
- SocGen Agrees to Pay $1.3 Billion to End Libya, Libor Probes
- Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Briefly Halts Trading After Cyber Attack
- SEC Names Valerie Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation
- SEC Modernizes Delivery of Fund Reports, Seeks Public Feedback on Improving Fund Disclosure
- NYSE Says SEC Plan to Limit Exchange Rebates Would Hurt Investors
- Deutsche Bank faces another challenge with Fed stress test
- Former JPMorgan Broker Files racial discrimination suit against company
- $3.3Mn Winning Bid for Lunch with Warren Buffett
- Julie Erhardt is SEC's New Acting Chief Risk Officer
- Chyhe Becker is SEC's New Acting Chief Economist, Acting Director of Economic and Risk Analysis Division
- Getting a Handle on Virtual Currencies - FINRA
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New CFPB Rule Would Block Mandatory Consumer Arbitration – That Should Go Over Big
Later today, the consumer watchdog agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is expected to release a final rule that blocks financial institutions - credit card companies, banks and other firms - from forcing customers to agree to settle disputes only through arbitration as a condition of opening accounts. Among other things, the rule, which was drafted more than a year ago, would make it easier for customers to join class action lawsuits.
The Trump administration, as well as many Republican legislators, will seek to repeal the new rule because they not only view class actions as a waste of time and money, but because they oppose the independent standing of this government agency.
Under the Congressional Review Act - a 1996 law that had been rarely used before the current Congress employed it to reverse 14 rules from the Obama administration - lawmakers have 60 legislative days to overturn the rule blocking mandatory arbitrations. The rule could take effect next year.