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Mercedes Kelley Tunstall

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Director Cordray confirms CFPB plans to examine credit card rewards programs

According to a Bloomberg report by Carter Dougherty, Director Cordray confirmed last week that the CFPB will be looking at credit card rewards programs. Director Cordray is reported to have indicated that the CFPB will be...more

11/21/2013 - CARD Act CFPB Credit Cards Disclosure Requirements Rewards Programs Richard Cordray

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

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

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

CFPB Finalizes Revisions to Remittances Rule, Sets October 28 Effective Date

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized revisions to its remittance transfers rule and set October 28, 2013, as the rule’s new effective date. While not entirely eliminating the requirement for remittance...more

5/8/2013 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Remittance Transfer Rule

CFPB finalizes revisions to remittances rule and sets October 28 effective date

Despite the urging of many industry commenters that it eliminate altogether the requirement for remittance transfer providers to disclose recipient institution fees, the CFPB chose not to go that far in the revisions to its...more

5/8/2013 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Remittance Transfer Rule

Mortgage Banking Update - Febuary 06, 2013

In This Issue: - Settlement of Michigan Lending Discrimination Lawsuit Underscores Regulatory Focus on Equal Access to Credit - Industry Employers Should Prepare Now for Health Care Reform - Title...more

2/6/2013 - Affordable Care Act Agents Canning v NLRB CFPB Community State Bank Discrimination DOJ ECOA Employer Group Health Plans Equal Access to Credit FFIEC Healthcare Insurance Agents Negligence NLRB Pay or Play Race Discrimination Recess Appointments Richard Cordray Social Media Title Examination Title Insurance Underwriting

CFPB proposes policy to allow trial disclosure programs

The CFPB has issued a proposed policy under which it would exempt individual companies, on a case-by-case basis, from current federal disclosure requirements to allow those companies to test trial disclosures....more

12/17/2012 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Exemptions

What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander!

The CFPB’s latest report card on its information security system, delivered last week by the Bureau’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), indicates that the system still needs improvement....more

11/27/2012 - CFPB OIG

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