Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

On January 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a proposed final judgment and order in its March 2021 lawsuit against BrightSpeed Solutions, a third-party payment processor, and its founder, Kevin Howard. If the court enters the final judgment and order, both BrightSpeed and Howard will be permanently barred from multiple consumer financial industries,

On January 14, a D.C. federal judge granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) motion to dismiss a case filed by the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), after the NALCAB contested the CFPB’s decision to repeal the ability to repay requirements.

The Payday Rule has been both modified and challenged since its

On December 8, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published the 25th edition of its Supervisory Highlights report, which summarized key findings from examinations completed between January 2021 and June 2021. While the report covers a number of areas of consumer finance, it specifically stated the CFPB “is prioritizing mortgage servicing supervision work

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued joint letters, restating the federal housing protections afforded to military servicemembers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some protections have been in place for decades, others reflect pandemic-era relief from landlords and mortgage companies alike.

One of the letters addresses the handling of

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a new target: overdraft fees. In a December 1 press call, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra targeted the use of overdraft fees in the consumer banking industry, claiming that some banks are “hooked on exploitative junk fees that can quickly drain a family’s bank account.” The CFPB, he said,

On December 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued orders to five companies offering buy now, pay later (BNPL) products. BNPL programs are designed to allow consumers to purchase goods and to defer payment over a short term with little to no interest, but with the potential for fees in the event of nonpayment.

On November 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) settled a lawsuit by the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) challenging the formation and operation of the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law (the Taskforce). The Taskforce was formed in October 2019 by then-CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger to examine the existing consumer financial services legal

On November 10, a group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra, requesting that the CFPB take a proactive stance in its regulation of consumer reporting agencies (CRAs). The group, led by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and which includes Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH),

On November 29, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and committee member Bill Foster (D-IL) sent a letter to the leaders of multiple federal regulators, asking them to monitor technological development in the financial services industry to ensure that algorithmic bias does not occur. The letter was sent to the following individuals:

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Last month, industry saw the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issue a number of compliance aids in anticipation of two CFPB Debt Collection Final Rules becoming effective on November 30. On October 1, the CFPB issued the Debt Collection Rule FAQs, which contained questions and answers pertaining to limited-content messages and telephone call