Standard Bank Malawi Limited 2004 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ronan O’Gara rescues Ireland as they scrape home against Italy

first_imgSaturday Feb 5, 2011 Ronan O’Gara rescues Ireland as they scrape home against Italy Minutes separated the Italians from a historic first-ever-win over the Irish, but Ronan O’Garas late drop-goal shattered Azzurri dreams and sealed a tense 13-11 victory for the visitors.A huge effort from the Italian pack, spearheaded by their outstanding captain Sergio Parisse, rattled and frustrated the Irish, who struggled to find any cohesion and will be thankful to OGara for saving their blushes.It was a glorious day at the Stadio Flaminio and it was the home side that looked to be on top in the early stages. Martin Castrogiovanni was prominent in the tight and in the loose, giving Cian Healy a torrid time in the scrum, whilst Parisse terrorised the Irish breakdown and earned several key penalties.Mirco Bergamasco got the Italians first points with two penalty kicks before Ireland replied with three points from Jonny Sexton. However, neither side could string together any successive phases, and the half ended with the visitors trailing 6-3.Brian O’Driscoll crashed over for the games first try on the 44 minute mark and there was a sense that Ireland had weathered the storm. Yet the Azzurri were ferocious to the last, and with the scores at 6-10 the Italians sensed an upset was on the cards; this looked to be realised when swift hands saw fullback Luke McLean crash over for an unconverted score.Unfortunately for the Italians, a win was not in the script, and a few minutes later replacement OGara snatched an Irish victory from the jaws of defeat.Try-scorer O’Driscoll said: “The longer [Italy] stayed in the game, the more threatening they were going to be, as they showed with five minutes to go.“We didn’t kill them off, I threw a loose ball into touch [to Fergus McFadden] and we missed other chances. You can’t cough it up against any side in Test rugby, and Italy nearly made us pay.“Thankfully we won, which is probably the only thing we can take out of the game.” Time: 04:44 Credit: BBCADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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IRFU STATEMENT: Six Nations clash cancelled due to Coronavirus risks

first_imgWednesday Feb 26, 2020 IRFU STATEMENT: Six Nations clash cancelled due to Coronavirus risks The upcoming Ireland vs Italy Six Nations matches have officially been called off, after the IRFU met with the Irish Department of Health to discuss the matter. ADVERTISEMENTThe Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) released a statement today:“The IRFU had a positive meeting with Minister Harris and his advisors today, where we requested a formal instruction as to the staging of the Ireland v Italy international matches over the weekend of 6/8 March.“At the outset we made it clear that the IRFU was supportive of the Governments’ need to protect public health in relation to the Coronavirus.“We were then advised, formally, that The National Public Health Emergency team has determined that the series of matches should not proceed, in the interests of Public Health.“The IRFU is happy to comply with this instruction.“We will immediately begin to work with our Six Nations partners to look at the possibility of rescheduling the matches and would hope to have an update on this in the coming days.”ADVERTISEMENTThe March 7th fixture is thought to cause a significant risk due to travelling fans, after there have been reported cases and even deaths already in Italy.There have been more than 80,000 confirmed cases around the world, with 2600 confirmed dead.Fixtures:Sat, Mar 7 – Ireland vs Italy, Aviva StadiumSat, Mar 7 – England vs Wales, Twickenham StadiumSun, Mar 8 – Scotland vs France, BT Murrayfield Stadium Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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La Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

first_imgArchDaily Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/2719/la-reserva-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSebastián IrarrazavalOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasColinaHouses3D ModelingChilePublished on June 22, 2008Cite: “La Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval” 22 Jun 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMePanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Iconic SeriesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelDoorsJansenFire Doors – Janisol 2 EI30 70 mmSlabs / Plates / SheetsMetadecorMetal Facade Blade – MD LamelMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雷塞尔瓦住宅 / Sebastian Irarrazaval是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Colina, Chile 2006 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/2719/la-reserva-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard La Reserva House / Sebastián IrarrazavalSave this projectSaveLa Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval Text description provided by the architects. It is a low-cost housing, 140 m2, to be sold and repeated in many places as concerned people exist. In this regard it relates to the idea of the container since it has no place.Save this picture!With the purpose of reducing construction time, geometry is simple and the construction system is on prefabricated basis. Its arrangement is a cross shaped where, in order to embrace the nearby landscape, public areas are placed in second level in a 4 meters high cube.Save this picture!This severe volume is covered with steel plates that create a double facade that gets hot and therefore increases ventilation of the space in between , refreshing the inner side of the wallSave this picture!With regard to materials, the building recognizes the inherent uncertainty and inevitability of weathering as a continuation of the building process rather than as a force antagonistic to it.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessZenith Strasbourg / Massimiliano & Doriana FuksasSelected ProjectsFundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Alvaro SizaArticles Sharecenter_img Architects: Sebastián Irarrazaval Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 22 Share Year:  Projects Chile Houses La Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval “COPY”last_img read more

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Bank supports Help the Hospices with Christmas campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2008 | News The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has launched a matched giving Christmas fundraising campaign to support local hospices through Help the Hospices.Every branch of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank will be taking part in the activities, with employees giving a suggested donation of £1 for a Christmas Star or a sachet of ‘Reindeer food’, a mixture of glittering oats for Santa’s Reindeer. All funds raised by staff will be matched pound for pound by the bank.Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has been the corporate supporter of Help the Hospices since February 2008. Each branch is paired with its local hospice, enabling employees and customers to be actively involved in a range of fundraising activities within the community.Community Investment Manager, Jacqui Atkinson, who is leading the bank’s partnership, said: “So far we have already exceeded our target, raising over £250,000 for hospice care in less than a year, so this is another great opportunity for staff to raise money for hospices.”www.helpthehospices.org.uk Bank supports Help the Hospices with Christmas campaign About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: christmas corporate matched giving  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Analysis of legacy adverts ‘deeply disappointing’

first_imgAnalysis of legacy adverts ‘deeply disappointing’ Advertising and marketing consultant Andrew Papworth has analysed 18 fundraising adverts in a recent legacies supplement in The Daily Telegraph and was “deeply disappointed by most of them”.Writing in the new edition of Harvest, his free charity marketing newsletter, he said: “For entirely understandable reasons, many of the charities felt they could only afford a tiny space, 10cm x 2 columns, but they then tried to squeeze in all the elements they usually put in a bigger space. It’s like trying to write ‘War and Peace’ on a postage stamp”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Papworth did pick out some examples of legacy adverts from Barnardo’s which were worth of praise. “They continue their long record of creating innovative, ground-breaking fundraising campaigns which also enhance the brand”, he commented. ‘Harvest’ is available free on request from [email protected] He added: “Several of them made matters much worse by reversing out the tiny print from a dark background. In at least one case the relpy address and telephone number were utterly illegible rendering the whole exercise relatively pointless.” Advertisement Overall though he argues that the quality of legacy adverts in general is “pretty dire” compared with other fundraising adverts and, unlike them, it shows little sign of improvement over time. Tagged with: legacies Research / statistics He argued that this resulted in smudgy photographs and type that was so small as to be unreadable.  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 2 October 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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UCC Minister announces resignation to spend time with family

first_imgFrank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday + posts Linkedin New Catholic School to open in Fort Worth ReddIt Facebook Frank Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major, spanish minor, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is currently a writer for TCU360 and the109. Twitter Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worthcenter_img The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Members of St. Andrew Catholic Church recognize Ash Wednesday Previous articleDallas-based artist featured at Amon G. Carter MuseumNext articleWomen’s tennis sweeps Middle Tennessee State University Frank Jackson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ ReddIt Facebook Frank Jackson Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printThe senior minister at University Christian Church is stepping down to spend more time with his family.The Rev. Larry Thomas said his decision did not stem from any conflict, but rather from a desire to allow his children to have more time to spend with family. Thomas is from Madison, Missouri.Thomas said his mother died in December without his children getting a chance to know her well.“I have two children and they don’t know their family the way I knew my family growing up and that’s always bothered us,” Thomas said.Thomas announced his decision Tuesday. He told The UCC Chair of Stewards of his plans last week.Thomas, who was named senior minister in 2011, said he will stay on until an interim minister is found.“I think the congregation probably needs someone who has a little bit more energy than I do right now,” he said. “This is essentially a 24-hour a day job, seven days a week.”The church’s board hasn’t discussed how they will search for a new interim minister, but church officials said they plan to meet in the near future.A members of Thomas’ congregation, Josh Jackson, said he had mixed emotions about Thomas stepping down.“I feel pretty disappointed that he’s resigning,” said Josh Jackson. “But I’m also happy for him because now he gets to move back home.”Thomas added he plans to pursue various entrepreneurial opportunities once he leaves the church.“I’ve told some that I’m going to work in the church part time and chase dreams full-time,” he said.Beyond his hopes and dreams, he said it all came down to one simple reason.“I just want to go home,” he said. Twitterlast_img read more

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Court rejects government appeal against print version for news website

first_img January 29, 2021 Find out more October 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court rejects government appeal against print version for news website Organisation RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malaysia MalaysiaAsia – Pacific February 22, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s Kuala Lumpur appeal court decision rejecting an appeal by the government and interior ministry against a court ruling in favour of allowing the Malaysiakini news website to publish a print version.“Yesterday’s ruling is encouraging for freedom of information in Malaysia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government’s behaviour is clearly indicative of a desire to control the media, while the judicial system seems opposed to this. But caution is needed. The government will probably challenge this latest decision and Malaysiakini has yet to obtain a licence to print, which only the interior ministry can issue.“As we pointed out in an open letter to the prime minister in May 2012, real progress is still needed for freedom of information in Malaysia. We offer our full support for independent media and Malaysiakini in their efforts to resist government harassment.”Yesterday’s decision is the latest stage in a process that began when Malaysiakini requested a publication and printing licence in August 2010 and the interior ministry refused, without offering any reason. In May 2012, the website appealed to a high court, which issued a ruling on 1 October 2012 describing the interior ministry’s refusal as “improper and irrational” and a violation of the federal constitution. Highlighting the government’s failure to produce arguments in support of its refusal, the high court said, “publishing a newspaper is a right, not a privilege.” Yesterday’s appeal court decision constitutes an endorsement of that position.The government has not yet said whether it will appeal against the latest decision. If it does, it will have to appeal to a federal court. Malaysiakini has said it is ready to continue the legal process, if necessary.If the government does not appeal, Malaysiakini will have to submit a new request for a licence to publish, which the government would not legally be able to refuse. Once that was obtained, the website would still have to obtain a printing permit.Launched 13 years ago and regarded as an opposition news outlet, Malaysiakini has managed to get round government censorship by operating as a website. It posts news and information in English, Malay and Chinese and has an average of 2.5 million readers a month.Malaysia is ranked 145th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments March 17, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Newslast_img read more

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May 9th-15th is ‘Eat Only Irish’ week

first_img Previous articleIncentive scheme should include William St- traderNext articleCollopy brothers sentenced to eight years admin NewsMay 9th-15th is ‘Eat Only Irish’ weekBy admin – May 10, 2011 688 Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Printcenter_img From this Monday, May 9 to 15, “Eat Only Irish Week” will kick in after the single tweet by Brendan Allen of Castlemine Farm in Roscommon has set him to be Ireland’s latest Internet sensation. A few short weeks ago Brendan was a typical, unknown and unsung Irish farmer, but today, thanks to the power of social media, Brendan now has followers in every continent and is at the forefront of promoting Irish produce to the world. It all began with an innocent tweet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Have you ever considered where your food comes from? Brendan does, every day, and so he wondered on Twitter “whether it would be possible to live solely on Irish produce?” The Producer of TV3’s upcoming series Farmers – A Year On The Land, Steven Lock, jokingly responded with a – “I bet you couldn’t #eatonlyirishforaweek!”. In Roscommon a challenge like that is not to be taken lightly and so Brendan responded with an “of course I can!” In Twitterland, the Twitteratti, sensing a good fight, immediately piled in with thoughts and suggestions of produce and menus and within hours of his first tweet Brendan’s challenge had gone global.Brendan the farmer from Roscommon now has a website and a Facebook Page and hundreds of supporters who are going to join him to #eatonlyirishforaweek from the 9th -15th May 2011.To make the challenge fair Brendan is going to exclude his own Castlemine Farm produce, but it is not going to be as easy as you might think! Ireland has magnificent produce but there are some things that are hard to replace… No coffee and no tea unless of the boiled nettle variety, fruit and vegetables must be seasonal, no rice or pasta or olive oil and where will he find Irish salt and pepper? To make it a little easier on Brendan and all the other participants, Brendan and his supporters are sharing menu ideas for the week on the website www.eatonlyirish.com. Apple farmer Con Trass is just one farmer who has responded to the challenge by offering free delivery on his juice and apples to anyone participating in the week.The interest in May 9th-15th is already hotting up. Restaurants are joining in with #cookonlyirishforaweek and #shoponlyirishforaweek is attempting to persuade the big supermarkets to stock more Irish produce. Email Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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Kathy Kraninger’s BCFP Nom—Industry Reactions

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Kathy Kraninger’s BCFP Nom—Industry Reactions Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Kathy Kraninger’s BCFP Nom—Industry Reactions in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News June 22, 2018 3,352 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: BCFP Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Kathy Kraninger On Saturday, June 16, the Trump administration finally announced its intended nominee to head up the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP, formerly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau). The White House put forward a nomination for Kathy Kraninger, an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to succeed Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, who has served since last fall. With Mulvaney’s tenure having been both memorable and sometimes controversial, the next head of the BCFP will serve a key role in defining the goals and focus for the Bureau going forward. So, now almost a week after that initial announcement, how has the industry reacted to the news?It is widely expected that Kraninger will face a tough confirmation vote in the Senate, as Mulvaney has introduced a slew of changes to the Bureau that have been opposed by consumer advocates and Democrats. Nor does it sound like Kraninger—who has worked with Mulvaney at the OMB—will veer sharply away from the path that Mulvaney has forged in recent months.The White House’s initial statement suggested Kraninger would bring “fresh perspective and much-needed management experience” to the BCFP, “which has been plagued by excessive spending, dysfunctional operations, and politicized agendas.” The White House statement continued: “As a staunch supporter of free enterprise, she will continue the reforms of the Bureau initiated by Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, and ensure that consumers and markets are not harmed by fraudulent actors.”As for Mulvaney himself, he came out with strong support for President Trump’s nominee, issuing the following statement:I have never worked with a more qualified individual than Kathy. Her commitment to the law, to protecting consumers and to defending what works in our vibrant financial services sector, all while respecting hard-working taxpayers who pay their bills and play by the rules ensures that the Bureau will be in good hands throughout her term. Vigorous independence, sharp-as-a-tack intelligence, and simple, old-fashioned, Midwestern humility makes her the ultimate public servant. From navigating and interpreting how the federal government supports and regulates financial services for key stakeholders to helping stand up a brand-new federal agency when she was at the Department of Homeland Security in its earliest days, she has the kind of experience Washington so desperately needs. I know that my efforts to rein in the bureaucracy at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to make it more accountable, effective, and efficient will be continued under her able stewardship.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) also came out backing the Kraninger nom, saying in a statement that:The Bureau has an important mission to enforce consumer protection laws, and properly designed and led, it is capable of great good. We have seen some of that good under the leadership of Acting Director Mulvaney, and I have no doubt that will continue under the leadership of Kathy Kraninger. I am especially pleased that President Trump nominated an individual with management and budget experience—two qualities that are desperately needed at an agency which has been plagued with cost overruns and unnecessary spending and does not have a full-time and an independent Inspector General. I’m confident that, under Kathy’s leadership, gone are the days of wasting a more than $240 million of taxpayer money to renovate a building it doesn’t even own and paying staff to perform research that has nothing to do with the Bureau’s mission. I look forward to working with Kathy, the Trump Administration and House and Senate Democrats to reform the Bureau into a law enforcement agency that truly protects consumers and is accountable to the people’s elected representatives.U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) also issued a supportive statement, saying, “I congratulate Kathy Kraninger on her nomination to serve as the next Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Director. Under Acting Director Mulvaney’s leadership, the BCFP has taken steps to not just talk the talk, but to walk the walk, and to ensure consumer protection without assaulting financial independence. I look forward to working alongside Ms. Kraninger as she continues to lead the Bureau in this direction.”American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols said in a statement, “Her experience at OMB alongside acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, along with her years of work on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch, would serve her well in this important position. We trust she shares our interest in ensuring consumers have access to the financial products they want and need, while maintaining the protections they deserve.”Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), however, was not in favor of the nomination, citing Kraninger’s alleged involvement in the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward immigrants that has resulted in the controversial practice of family separation for these detained individuals. On Twitter, Warren threatened to put a hold on Kraninger’s nomination, commenting, “Kathy Kraninger helps oversee the agencies that are ripping kids from their parents. Now @realDonaldTrump wants her to run the @CFPB. I will put a hold on her nomination & fight it at every step—until she turns over all documents about her role in this. #FamiliesBelongTogether.”Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, also stated his opposition to Kraninger’s nomination. He told the Boston Globe, “Nothing I’ve seen makes me think that she should have this job, except she’s such an ally, she’s worked for Mulvaney and that tells me a lot. She will have a challenge because it’s clear that rank-and-file Republicans want to emasculate this agency.”Lauren Saunders, Associate Director of the National Consumer Law Center, said Kraninger “does not appear to have any consumer protection experience that qualifies her to lead an important agency that oversees the largest banks and protects the public from risky mortgages, tricks and traps, and other abuses by Wall Street giants.”Karl Frisch, Executive Director of consumer watchdog group Allied Progress echoed those concerns, saying, “Kathy Kraninger has zero relevant experience that qualifies her to be America’s chief consumer advocate.”Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s term was set to expire today, June 22. However, per the Federal Vacancies Act, he can remain in charge of the Bureau until Kraninger’s nomination process is completed. Some industry experts expect her to face an uphill battle to secure the 60 Senate votes she will need for her nomination to pass. Some are even speculating that that is intentional.Michael Cremata, Senior Counsel and Director of Compliance at ClosingCorp, told DS News, “The nomination of Kathy Kraninger to head the BCFP was certainly a surprise. Compared to others that were in consideration, she seems to lack experience in banking and financial regulations. Some are theorizing this was a calculated move on the president’s part to keep Mulvaney in the post throughout what is likely to be a lengthy confirmation process.”CBS News quoted Ed Groshans, an analyst for investment banking and research firm Height Capital Markets, as saying, “We expect the confirmation process will last four to six months, which means Mulvaney will be leading the CFPB into 4Q18. If the Senate rejects Kraninger’s nomination or she withdraws her nomination from consideration, [the Federal Vacancies Reform Act] would give Mulvaney another term of up to 210 days.”White House spokesman Lindsay Waters said, “Mother Teresa could have been nominated, and Senator Warren still would have objected because the bureau is about advancing her political ambitions rather than confirming a director who will effectively lead the bureau.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago BCFP Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Kathy Kraninger 2018-06-22 David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. 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