More consumer credit and leasing transactions will be subject to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Consumer Leasing Act (CLA) in 2015.
Effective January 1, 2015, the dollar threshold for exemption of most consumer...more
Who could possibly object to zero or low promotional interest rates offered for convenience checks, balance transfers or new purchases?
The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), that’s who....more
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is requesting comment on its proposal to repeal its Regulation AA, which for nearly 30 years has prohibited banks from engaging in specified unfair and deceptive credit...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michelle Rundgren against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase). Since the Rundgrens’ claims...more
Will the CFPB start disclosing consumers’ gripes and rants? Would it provide endless hours of salacious reading, like complaints posted on popular online review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List? Could it become a platform for...more
Sounding a cautionary note to the hypercompetitive credit report resale and monitoring industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a reseller’s statements on its website and in television...more
As previously noted on this blog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule in June 2012 to implement the Equal Access to Justice Act. At the time, the CFPB requested public comment on the...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is preparing to make significant revisions to the regulations promulgated under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 (HMDA) (Regulation C) by requiring home mortgage lenders...more
In a per curiam decision which vacated the lower court’s dismissal of a consumer class action under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in a case of first...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule to define “larger participants” of the market for non-bank international money transfers. Comments to the proposed rule will be accepted by the CFPB for...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently expanded its existing Consumer Complaint Database to cover additional consumer financial products and services.
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess appointments” to the NLRB last year are constitutionally invalid....more
It’s been the best of times and the worst of times for Richard Cordray this week.
First, President Obama renominated Cordray to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (the Bureau) director on January 24, 2013....more
In a first-of-its-kind partnership with a municipality, CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jointly announced a framework for sharing of information between the City and the CFPB....more