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On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”), on behalf of its members (the OCC, FRB, FDIC, NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)), released final guidance...more
As a follow up to its initial inquiry earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is alerting financial institutions about the “potentially risky practice of making secret payments” to colleges and...more
The CFPB wants financial institutions to post on their websites their marketing agreements with colleges and universities for financial products other than credit cards, such as deposit accounts, prepaid cards and financial...more
On December 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a set of parens patriae suits filed by the Mississippi Attorney General (AG) against credit card issuers is not subject to federal jurisdiction under...more
As part of its continuing focus on payday lending, the New York Department of Financial Services announced that it sent subpoenas to numerous online “lead generation” firms suspected of deceptive or misleading marketing of...more
On December 3, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent subpoenas to 16 online “lead generation” companies as part of its expanding investigation into online payday...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently released a study of consumer financial services marketing, which found that it can be difficult for consumers to find objective information. The study focuses on the...more
#Badidea: JPMorgan Chase Stumbles on Twitter -
JPMorgan Chase’s recent activity on Twitter provides an example of the need for financial institutions to use caution when using social media....more
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) opened a new front in its campaign against the payday lending industry by subpoenaing 16 online lead generation firms that allegedly collected and sold consumers’...more
The Federal Trade Commission has revised its Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools, generally referred to as the “Vocational School Guides” (Guides). The Guides are intended to advise businesses that...more
The comment period starts running tomorrow when the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on debt collection issued by the CFPB will be published in the Federal Register. Comments on the ANPR will be due by February...more
In this issue:
- Venable Named Advertising Law Firm of the Year…Again
- Online Ads and Outdated Agency Agreements Don’t Mix
- We Have One Word for You: Plastics
- CFPB Opens Door to “Innovative”...more
Do you represent twenty-first century clients that offer consumer financial products or services? Perhaps their offerings are available online and via mobile. Or perhaps your clients have been around for decades and prefer...more
In this issue:
- Venable Opens Bay Area Office
- District of Columbia, 48 States Reach $30 Million Settlement with Buying Club Marketers
- The Government is Open. Now What?
- Sweepstakes and...more
The CFPB filed a complaint and proposed order with the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against a payment processor for the debt settlement industry alleged to have violated the...more
The credit card market continues to be high on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's hit list. As noted in prior blog posts, the CFPB is focused intently on advertising and marketing of financial products and services. ...more
On October 3, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed a framework for its regulation of consumer credit when those authorities transfer to the FCA from the Office of Fair Trading on April 1, 2014. As part of the...more
On October 3, the CFPB announced an enforcement action against a leading debt-settlement payment processor and its President/CEO for allegedly assisting clients in the debt-settlement industry charge and collect millions of...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, announced an enforcement action against Meracord LLC, a leading debt-settlement payment processor, for allegedly helping others to collect millions of dollars in illegal...more
It’s quite clear that the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission view existing federal consumer protection and communications statutes as fully applicable to new modes of communication such as...more
In the latest chapter of its “comprehensive effort to prevent consumer harm in the debt-settlement industry,” the CFPB has announced the settlement of an enforcement action brought against “a leading debt-settlement payment...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it had settled a case representing its first action challenging a debt collector’s use of text messages.
In its complaint, the FTC alleged that the defendant debt...more
The FTC announced that it reached a settlement with a debt collector for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the FTC Act. The FDCPA generally governs collection practices by third-party debt collectors....more
The CFPB announced that it and the OCC have issued a consent order against two affiliated banks alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws for deceptive marketing of their add-on products (i.e., payment...more