Jeremy T. Rosenblum

Jeremy T. Rosenblum

Ballard Spahr LLP

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CFPB obtains $10 million of relief for payday lender’s collection calls

Yesterday, the CFPB and ACE Cash Express issued press releases announcing that ACE has entered into a consent order with the CFPB. The consent order addresses ACE’s collection practices and requires ACE to pay $5 million in...more

7/11/2014 - CFPB Debt Collection Payday Loans

‘Operation Choke Point’ under Fire

"Operation Choke Point," the coordinated multiagency federal effort to choke off banking services to alleged fraudsters (according to its defenders) or politically unpopular industries (according to its detractors), has come...more

6/13/2014 - ACH Payments Administrative Procedure Act Banks CFPB Choke Point Community Financial Services Association DOJ FDIC Fraud OCC Payday Loans

CFPB replies to tribally-affiliated lenders’ opposition to CIDs

Last Friday, the CFPB replied to the arguments made by three tribally-affiliated payday lenders in opposition to the CFPB’s petition in California federal court seeking to enforce the civil investigative demands (CIDs) issued...more

4/29/2014 - CFPB CID Payday Loans Tribal Loans

Tribally-affiliated lenders file opposition to CFPB’s petition to enforce CIDs

We recently reported that the CFPB has filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to enforce the civil investigative demands (CIDs) it issued in June 2012 to three...more

4/22/2014 - CFPB Internet Lenders Payday Loans Tribal Loans

Hints of future payday rule-making

Laura Udis, the CFPB’s program manager for the payday lending industry, spoke on April 10 in Los Angeles on a panel sponsored by the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee. CFPB staff members are...more

4/17/2014 - CFPB Internet Lenders Payday Loans

CFPB amends CashCall complaint

The CFPB has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit against CashCall and several related companies that funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans to identify additional states in which the loans...more

4/17/2014 - CashCall CFPB Internet Lenders Payday Loans

CFPB to hold March 25 payday loan field hearing

The CFPB has announced that it will be holding a field hearing on payday loans on March 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will feature remarks by Director Cordray and testimony from consumer groups, industry...more

3/14/2014 - CFPB Deposit Advances Payday Loans

Director Cordray confirms 2014 focus on payday and other small-dollar loans

According to a report by Kim Chipman and Carter Dougherty of Bloomberg, in a Q&A with state attorneys general that followed a speech today in Washington, D.C. to the National Association of Attorneys General, Director Cordray...more

2/27/2014 - Attorney Generals CFPB Lending Overdraft Fees Pawn Brokers Payday Loans

CFPB denies payday lender’s petition to modify or set aside CID

The CFPB has issued an order denying the petition filed by CheckSmart Financial Company in September 2013 to modify or set aside a civil investigative demand (CID) it received from the CFPB. ...more

1/28/2014 - CFPA CFPB Fair Lending Investigations Payday Loans Predatory Lending

DOJ lawsuit sends warning to banks dealing with online payday lenders, third-party payment processors, other targeted companies

Last month, the CFPB filed its first lawsuit against companies involved in online payday lending. The lawsuit against CashCall and several related companies that funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans...more

1/21/2014 - Banks CFPB Compliance DOJ Internet Lenders Payday Loans Payment Processors Third-Party Risk UDAAP

CFPB bootstraps purported state law violations into attack on online payday lending companies

The CFPB has broken new ground in an attack in Massachusetts federal court against CashCall, several related companies and their principal. The companies funded, purchased, serviced and collected online payday loans made by a...more

12/17/2013 - CashCall CFPB Payday Loans Tribal Corporations UDAAP

Former Colorado regulator and consumer advocate Laura Udis to join CFPB as manager for payday lending program

We have learned that, starting Monday, Laura Udis will join the CFPB as the Payday and Small Dollar Lending Program Manager in Research, Markets and Regulations. Ms. Udis comes to the CFPB from the Consumer Federation of...more

12/16/2013 - Borrowers CFPB Consumer Lenders Credit Agreements Debt Collection Debt Settlement Services Debtor-Creditor Interest Rates Lenders Payday Loans Usury

Payday lender files petition to modify or set aside CID

The CFPB recently posted to its website a petition filed by Checksmart Financial Company to modify or set aside a civil investigative demand it received from the Bureau. ...more

12/10/2013 - CFPB CID Payday Loans

CFPB Issues Aggressive Rulemaking Agenda

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recently released fall 2013 rulemaking agenda portends aggressive rulemaking by the Bureau in 2014. With most of the rulemaking mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act now completed,...more

12/6/2013 - CFPB Compliance Dodd-Frank Enforcement Mortgages

ACH network on CFPB radar screen

The CFPB could soon be joining the efforts of other federal regulators and New York authorities to deny ACH network access to certain online payday lenders and other businesses deemed to present risks to consumers. In remarks...more

11/26/2013 - CFPB Clearing Agencies Compliance

CFPB rejects (again) trade group efforts seeking retraction of white paper on payday and deposit advance loans

In addition to our own criticism of the CFPB’s April 2013 White Paper on payday and deposit advance loans, the paper has drawn well-deserved fire from industry. As we reported, that fire included a June 2013 petition to the...more

11/25/2013 - CFPB Deposit Advances Payday Loans

CFPB Plans Continued Scrutiny of Credit Card Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report on how the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) has affected the consumer credit card market. The report describes the...more

10/3/2013 - CARD Act CFPB Credit Cards

Much to do about nothing? CFPB guidelines, servicemembers and payday lending

Amid fanfare about its commitment to the protection of the military, the CFPB has released new guidelines to assist its examiners regarding payday and title loans to military servicemembers and their dependents. “Protecting...more

9/23/2013 - CFPB Military Lending Act Payday Loans Richard Cordray

CFPB Warns Employers on Required Use of Payroll Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a bulletin warning employers that they cannot require employees to receive their wages on payroll cards. The bulletin appears to respond to the explosive growth in the use...more

9/16/2013 - CFPB Compliance EFTA Minimum Wage Payroll Cards Regulation E Wages

Democratic Senators write to CFPB about employer use of payroll cards

A New York Times report last month that the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has commenced an investigation into the widening practice of employers paying hourly employees through the use of prepaid...more

7/18/2013 - CFPB Compliance DOL Employer Liability Issues Payroll Cards Wage and Hour

CFPB Finalizes Procedures for Supervising Nonbanks Engaged in Risky Conduct

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has adopted a final rule setting forth the procedures it will use to supervise nonbanks engaged in conduct that poses risk to consumers....more

7/2/2013 - CFPB Credit Reports Dodd-Frank Final Rules Financial Products Lenders Mortgages Nonbank Firms Wall Street

Uncertainty Remains Under CFPB's Proposed Changes to Prohibition on Financing Credit Insurance Premiums

The CFPB has proposed changes to the Regulation Z prohibition on financing credit insurance premiums (Section 1026.36(i)) as part of several new proposed amendments to the mortgage rules it adopted in January 2013....more

7/2/2013 - CFPB Lenders Loan Originator Compensation Rule Loans Premiums Proposed Amendments Regulation Z

Elizabeth Warren and Bill Nelson support OCC and FDIC on deposit advances

A friend brought to my attention a two-page comment letter from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bill Nelson, commenting on the OCC’s proposed deposit advance guidance, the subject of a prior blog....more

7/1/2013 - CFPB Deposit Advances Elizabeth Warren FDIC OCC Public Benefits TILA

Let the games begin!

My friend Hilary Miller, one of the leading payday lending lawyers in the country, has submitted a Petition to the CFPB on behalf the Community Financial Services Association (CFSA), the leading payday lending trade group....more

6/26/2013 - CFPB Payday Loans

A bit of balance from a consumer advocate

Jeff Sovern and I come at most issues from different sides of the street but I want to credit him for the open mind he showed in his recent blog post on deposit advance loans....more

6/26/2013 - Borrowers CFPB Deposit Advances FDIC OCC Payday Loans

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