The CFPB has issued its sixth Semi-Annual Report to the President and Congress covering the period from April 1 through September 30, 2014.
As we have found with previous CFPB semi-annual reports, despite its 188-page...more
Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes....more
The CFPB and Fed have announced increases in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing Act) for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. The adjustments reflect the...more
The CFPB has published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage...more
In notices published in yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB adjusted the thresholds of the asset-size exemptions for collecting HMDA data and establishing an escrow account for certain mortgage loans under TILA.
The CFPB has issued a final rule regarding annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act and HOEPA. The adjustments made by the final rule are effective January...more
The CFPB recently released a report on the operational costs of regulatory compliance. The 176-page report is entitled “Understanding the Effects of Certain Deposit Regulations on Financial Institutions’ Operations: Findings...more
The CFPB has announced that on November 20, 2013, it will hold a field hearing in Boston on “Know Before You Owe: Mortgages.” The event will feature remarks by Director Cordray and testimony from consumer groups, industry...more
The semiannual regulatory agenda posted by the CFPB last week on its website indicates that the CFPB has potentially ambitious future rulemaking plans. The agenda identifies the regulatory matters the CFPB “reasonably...more
In its annual letter to the CFPB on its 2012 administrative and enforcement activities related to Regulations B (ECOA), E (Electronic Fund Transfers), Z (TILA) and M (Consumer Leasing), the FTC stressed that it is “committed...more
The CFPB has issued several more Small Entity Compliance Guides on its mortgage-related rules. In addition to its guide on the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rule, the CFPB has now issued Small Entity Compliance...more
The CFPB has published a final rule in today’s Federal Register amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to remove fees paid before a credit card account is opened from the scope of the 25% limit on total fees that may be...more
The CFPB is seeking information on how the CARD Act amendments to the Truth in Lending Act have impacted consumers and the credit card industry....more