Assen Yordanov

first_img Dina Daskalopoulou Greece Find out more Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria The news website Bivol.bg(Buffalo) that Assen Yordanov founded with Atanas Chobanov in October 2010 quickly made a name for itself with exclusives about corruption, flaws in the judicial system and collusion between politicians and organized crime in Bulgaria. A few months later, it became the official WikiLeaks partner for the publication of leaked US diplomatic cables about Bulgaria and its Balkan neighbours. In the summer of 2011, Yordanov began organizing courses for local journalists on protecting communications against the phone tapping and hacking that is often practiced by the Bulgarian authorities. The site survives thanks to the enthusiasm of its journalists and to fundraising initiatives. Advertisers obviously steer clear of it because they fear upsetting the powerful people targeted by its investigative reporting. Follow the news on Bulgaria Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Information hero Assen Yordanov Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria center_img Help by sharing this information Lirio Abbate Italy Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Lukpan Akhmedyarov Kazakhstan Find out more See morelast_img read more

Henry Street HQ to expand

first_img Previous articleNorthampton match traffic planNext articleO’Dea promises to ‘kick some ass’ admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsHenry Street HQ to expandBy admin – January 21, 2010 691 HENRY STREET gardai have been granted an extension…. with the acquisition of the leasehold interest in the adjacent former Eircom premises, and designed to relieve the pressure on their existing building.It had been indicated two years ago that the Department of Justice had expressed an interest in section of the now Foreign Aid building across the road, and which had been under construction, with a view to providing long sought after additional space for Henry Street garda personnel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Contracts have now been signed for the red-bricked former Eircom offices, built in the 1970s by local developer Charles Humphreys.Their new premises, which had been on the market for some time, have five floors of accommodation.The current premises will be retained.Inspector John O’Reilly said that, like all garda stations, the building is to be leased, and that a number of departments, along with Garda training quarters, would be transferred there.“We are expected to be in situ for July of this year”, said the Inspector, confirming there would not be any additional holding cells in their new premises. The cells are to remain at the existing station.There are around 350 garda personnel in the district, which includes Henry Street, Mayorstone and Mary Street stations.Plans are also in place to relocate Limerick District Court to a more secure location in the city, and while a Henry Street site had been widely mooted, the likelihood now is that it will be built on a vacant space in Mulgrave Street, and close to the prison. Print Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

CFPB Receives Record Numbers of Complaints During Pandemic

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago CFPB Congress Kathleen Kraninger 2020-07-30 David Wharton Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Previous: COVID-19 Placing Spotlight on Affordability Challenges, Zoning Next: CWCOT Webinar: Insights Into Critical Changes The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received a record number of consumer complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Director Kathleen Kraninger. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Thursday, she reported that the Bureau has fielded more than 14,000 complaints over the past few months that were specifically related to the coronavirus.During the hearing, Director Kraninger received a mix of praise and criticism for the Bureau’s actions during the pandemic.Chairwoman Maxine Waters said the CFPB “has done next to nothing” about the record number of complaints, which included those regarding wait times, inconsistent information, and lack of follow-up from financial institutions.Waters alleged that Kraninger has worked toward relaxing enforcement, undermining qualified mortgage standards, and weakening the reporting requirements for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).However, Rep. Patrick McHenry countered that the Bureau “has worked diligently to provide resources, guidance, and protection for consumers most at risk during these unsettling times.”He stated that the Bureau has encouraged financial institutions to work with borrowers at risk during the pandemic and has clarified mortgage servicers’ role and responsibility in the forbearance plans created under the CARES Act.The CFPB, along with other federal entities, launched a mortgage and housing assistance website in April to inform people about how to protect their finances during the pandemic. The CFPB has created more than 70 blogs and videos to inform consumers about their rights and available assistance during the pandemic. More than 3 million users have viewed these resources, according to Kraninger.Additionally, Kraninger said the Bureau is currently reviewing hundreds of financial institutions to ensure they are following the CARES Act as well as other financial regulations, and that they are working with consumers during this financial crisis.In addition to its COVID-19 response, over the past few months the CFPB has issued advanced notices of proposed rulemaking regarding the HMDA, the Ability-to-Repay, and the Qualified Mortgage Rules, Kraninger noted. The Bureau has also proposed changes to the higher-priced mortgage loan escrow exemption and is working on an assessment of the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TRID).For example, the CFPB is accepting input on whether to extend the GSE patch, which allows mortgages that are eligible for GSE purchase to count as Qualified Mortgages. The GSE Patch is set to expire in January.Kraninger’s testimony comes about a month after the Supreme Court ruled the CFPB’s structure unconstitutional, following an ongoing debate since the bureau’s inception, that the director is given too much power.Kraninger said she agrees with the outcome and stated during the hearing Thursday that, while the decision for a new structure is in the hands of Congress, she is ready to comply. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily July 30, 2020 1,082 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe CFPB Receives Record Numbers of Complaints During Pandemic Tagged with: CFPB Congress Kathleen Kraninger Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Receives Record Numbers of Complaints During Pandemiclast_img read more