Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

On August 4, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Director Rohit Chopra spoke at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s Sixth Annual Fintech Conference, arguing that enforcement actions rather than financial literacy efforts were necessary to prevent consumer abuse.

Chopra said that while there is value in educating consumers to spot risks and find

Eight national banking trade groups — the American Bankers Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Housing Policy Council, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, National Bankers Association, and The Clearing House Association — petitioned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to extend its supervision to “data aggregators.” This

On March 1, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report highlighting the effect of medical collections on consumer credit reports. The CFPB found that medical collections tradelines appeared on 43 million credit reports, and past-due medical debt is more prevalent among Black and Hispanic individuals. That same month, the three nationwide consumer reporting

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) highlighted their efforts to aggressively enforce provisions of the Military Lending Act (MLA) in a recently issued press release and testimony before Congress. The FTC — along with 18 states — announced it had brought its first-ever case, alleging violations of the

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) ordered Hyundai Capital America (Hyundai) to pay $19.2 million for allegedly providing inaccurate information to consumer reporting agencies, including, the CFPB alleged, wrongly reporting that consumers were delinquent on loans and leases, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

In its press release, the CFPB

On July 19, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a decision that should draw the attention for banks that charge overdraft fees for overdraft protection.

In Miller v. Del-One Federal Credit Union, plaintiff Joanne Miller alleged that the defendant credit union violated Regulation E, promulgated under the Electronic Fund Transfers

As peer-to-peer money transfer services (or cash apps) become more popular, there has been an increase in the number of scams enticing consumers to transfer funds to fraudsters. The law currently provides that the banks that own the cash apps are only required to reimburse transactions not authorized by the customer — meaning if a

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) agreed to a March 31, 2023 deadline to issue a final rule under Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank. Section 1071 amended the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to impose significant data collection requirements on small business creditors. The CFPB accepted the deadline as part of a previously agreed

“Convenience” fees charged to consumers for the use of certain debt payment options have come under increased scrutiny, as regulators have sought to limit charges and other back-end fees that may come as a surprise to consumers. Also known as “pay-to-pay” fees, such convenience charges are typically imposed by debt collectors and/or loan servicers where

On June 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretive rule, encouraging states to enact more laws regulating consumer reporting, arguing that states’ powers are only constrained in limited ways by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

The CFPB believes that states have the ability to enact state-level laws that are stricter