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Chris focuses his practice on consumer financial services compliance, guiding clients through the many federal and state laws and regulations that impact consumer credit programs.

On May 23, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI or Department) sent an email notifying license applicants and prospective license applicants that the issuance of licenses under the Debt Collection Licensing Act is unavoidably delayed at this time.

The original deadline for applicants was December 31, 2021; however, that deadline was extended to

On April 12, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a blog post titled “Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans.” In the blog post, the CFPB argues that certain private education loans can be discharged in bankruptcy. Specifically, the CFPB argues that the following private student loans can be discharged without

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On March 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled an enormous change to its fair lending philosophy that will have major ramifications for financial services providers of all types. Please join us for a webinar where we will examine this announcement, its enormous practical

On March 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) unveiled an enormous change to its fair lending philosophy that will have major ramifications for financial services providers of all types. In a press release, the CFPB announced that it will begin targeting discrimination as an unfair practice under its unfair, deceptive, and

On February 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an outline of proposals and alternatives (Outline) under consideration related to an automated valuation model (AVM) rulemaking. Despite the lack of imminency on a final rule, the Outline serves as further proof that fair lending and its application to algorithmic systems is a top priority

The Northern District of California has approved a $53 million settlement to be paid by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) to resolve racial discrimination claims concerning Fannie Mae’s management and marketing of real estate-owned (REO) properties.

In 2016, multiple nonprofit housing organizations filed a complaint against Fannie Mae, alleging that the organization failed

On February 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a blog post, outlining multiple auto lending topics in the wake of rising vehicle prices. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the consumer price index has risen 40% for used cars and trucks and 12% for new cars since January

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued orders to five companies offering buy now, pay later (BNPL) products, asking them to provide information on several topics, including:

  • Business models,
  • BNPL performance metrics,
  • Disclosures and other consumer protections,
  • User demographics, and
  • Data harvesting and monetization.

For more information the CFPB’s inquiry, please see our

On December 8, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine transmitted the “Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act of 2021 (Act)” for consideration and enactment by the Council of the District of Columbia. While discrimination of various types is prohibited by a variety of federal and D.C. laws, this bill would apply to a

2021 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the curve.

In this report, we share developments on auto finance, background screening, bankruptcy, consumer class actions, consumer