Barbara S. Mishkin

Barbara S. Mishkin

Ballard Spahr LLP

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OIG updated work plan includes projects focused on CFPB office renovations and employee diversity

The CFPB’s headquarters renovations is now the subject of two ongoing projects of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), according to the OIG’s updated work plan as of July 25, 2014. As the OIG indicates in the work...more

8/7/2014 - CFPB Compliance Diversity OIG

GAO issues report on CFPB civil penalty fund

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the results of its review the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund (CPF). The review was requested by Representative Shelley Moore Capito, who chairs the House Financial...more

8/1/2014 - CFPB Civil Monetary Penalty Compliance Dodd-Frank Enforcement Enforcement Actions GAO

CFPB issues second annual complaints report

In issuing its Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing complaints handled in 2013, the CFPB’s headline was that volume nearly doubled from 91,000 complaints received in 2012 to 163,700 complaints received in 2013. ...more

4/3/2014 - CFPB Compliance

D.C. federal court dismisses Morgan Drexen lawsuit against CFPB

A Washington, D.C. federal district court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Morgan Drexen against the CFPB that alleged the Bureau’s structure was unconstitutional because it violated the Constitution’s separation of powers....more

10/22/2013 - Advances CFPB Compliance Debt-Relief Industry Enforcement Actions Separation of Powers Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Director Cordray gives wide-ranging testimony to House Financial Services Committee

Although the House Financial Service Committee’s hearing last Thursday was entitled “The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” the contents of the report received little mention from committee...more

9/16/2013 - CFPB Compliance Data Collection Richard Cordray Testimony

CFPB updates remittance rule small business guide and makes “clarificatory” amendment and technical correction to rule

The CFPB has updated its small business guide on the remittance transfer rule to reflect the changes to the rule that were made this past May dealing with the scope of the error resolution procedures, disclosure of recipient...more

8/20/2013 - CFPB Compliance Foreign Tax New Regulations Remittance Transfer Rule Small Business

GAO agrees to review CFPB’s data collection activities

Earlier this month, we reported that Senator Mike Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, had sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking the GAO to investigate the CFPB’s data...more

7/19/2013 - CFPB Compliance Data Collection Enforcement Actions GAO Investigations

House Financial Services Committee questions Antonakes about data collection

In the latest installment in the CFPB data collection controversy, the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on July 9 entitled “Examining How the...more

7/11/2013 - CFPB Compliance Data Collection Financial Services Authority Fraud GAO Investigations Steve Antonakes Vendor Contacts

CFPB eliminates independent ability-to-pay requirement for credit card applicants 21 or older

The CFPB has amended Regulation Z to remove the requirement that a card issuer must consider the independent ability to pay of an applicant who is 21 or older. The final rule, which will be effective upon publication in the...more

5/2/2013 - CFPB Compliance Credit Cards Final Rules Regulation Z

CFPB announces new office to liaison with industry and staff changes

Earlier this week, the CFPB announced that it has created a new office intended to “enhance collaboration and communication” between the CFPB and bank and nonbank trade associations, financial institutions, and businesses....more

4/26/2013 - CFPB Compliance New Office

Director Cordray’s appearance at Senate Banking Committee hearing yields arbitration news

The only new item of information revealed by Director Cordray during his appearance yesterday before the Senate Banking Committee hearing (in response to a question from Senator Elizabeth Warren) was that he feels “quite...more

4/25/2013 - Arbitration CFPB Compliance Data Protection Senate Banking Committee

CFPB issues report on financial advisers to seniors

The CFPB, through its Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans, has issued a report to Congress and the SEC that makes recommendations for informing older consumers about the legitimacy of certifications of...more

4/23/2013 - CFPB Compliance Dodd-Frank Financial Adviser Request For Information

CFPB begins collection of compliance costs data

In a recent post on its blog, the CFPB announced that its Research, Markets, and Regulations team is now studying the costs of complying with the consumer finance regulations the CFPB inherited from other agencies. The CFPB...more

3/28/2013 - CFPB Compliance Compliance Costs OMB

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