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CFPB Expands Its Enforcement Efforts Against Payday Lending

In November, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action against a payday lender. Cash America International was fined $5 million and was ordered to refund $14 million to its...more

CFPB Tests the Limits of Tribal Lending Immunity With Cash Call Case

On December 16, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against Cash Call, Inc., WS Funding, LLC, Delbert Services Corporation and J. Paul Reddam (collectively “Cash Call”), alleging that the extremely high...more

CFPB Action Against Payday Lender to be Followed by New Military Lending Act Regulations

On November 20, 3013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action against a payday lender. Cash America International was fined $5 million and was ordered to refund $14 million to its...more

Can the CFPB Regulate Payroll Cards?

As credit card issuers have been subjected to increasing restrictions on the interest and fees they can charge consumers, they have found a new and lucrative sector in which to market their debit cards: payroll. The Federal...more

10/30/2013  /  CFPB , Debit Cards , FDIC , Payroll Cards

CFPB Data Collection Methods Under Fire

When Robert Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), testified before the Senate Banking Committee in April, 2013, he attempted to reassure senators that the CFPB had no interest in tracking...more

"Money Smart for Older Adults" Provides Valuable Information for All Consumers

On June 12 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) and Consumer financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) jointly launched a new financial resource tool, “Money Smart for Older Adults”, with the goal of helping older...more

CFPB Expands Information Available in its Consumer Complaint Database

On May 31, 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had expanded the information contained in its Consumer Complaint Database to include credit reporting complaints, money transfer complaints...more

CFPB Zeroes in on Payday Loans

During the past year, the CFPB has engaged in an in-depth review of short term and small dollar loans, specifically payday loans extended by non-depository institutions and deposit advance products offered by depository...more

CFPB Proposes Revisions to Rules on International Money Transfers by Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued proposed changes to the rule it originally proposed on January 20, 2011, governing certain electronic money transfers by consumers that was required by the...more

National Mortgage Database Formed

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA”) have agreed to jointly produce a National Mortgage Database containing detailed mortgage loan information....more

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