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CFPB identifies 2017 priorities in annual fair lending report

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its new annual report covering its fair lending activities during 2016, the CFPB identifies the following three areas on which it “will increase our focus” in 2017...more

CFPB Issues its Annual Fair Lending Report and Sets its 2017 Agenda

The CFPB has issued its 2016 Fair Lending Report which provides a summary of the Bureau’s efforts in fair lending for 2016. The Report also includes an indication of the Bureau’s fair lending priorities for 2017. Here are...more

CFPB issues Fall 2016 Supervisory Highlights

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its Fall 2016 Supervisory Highlights, which covers supervision work generally completed between May and August 2016, the CFPB highlights violations found by its examiners involving origination and servicing of auto...more

CFPB highlights impact of student debt on communities of color

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a new blog post, the CFPB states that recent research “underscores the disproportionate impact of student debt on communities of color.” According to the CFPB, federal government data shows that over 90 percent of...more

Public Citizen petitions Dept. of Education to ban use of arbitration agreements by schools receiving Title IV assistance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Public Citizen, Inc. has sent a petition to the Department of Education requesting the Department to adopt a rule that requires schools to agree, as a condition of receiving Title IV assistance under the Higher Education Act...more

Harvard and MIT: A Decision Is Here! (Sort Of)

Long after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Statements of Interest (SOI) were filed in June of 2015 in the cases involving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), touching off a flood of...more

U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial products

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit balance...more

CFPB Holds a Field Hearing on Student Loan Servicing Issues

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On May 14th, the same day that the CFPB launched a public inquiry into student loan servicing loan practices (the “Request for Information”), the CFPB held a public field hearing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to address issues with...more

Has the SCRA been amended for everyone?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Not only student loan servicers, but all companies, particularly those subject to the CFPB’s supervisory authority, face new compliance risk under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (the “SCRA”) as a result of the stunning...more

CFPB’s ECOA disparate impact test finds support in HUD’s FHA “Discriminatory Effects” final rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In April 2102, the CFPB issued a bulletin to confirm that it plans to apply a disparate impact test in exercising its supervisory and enforcement authority under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. The...more

Hemant Goswami versus Union of India and Ors.

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)Not Applicable

by Hemant Goswami on

The PIL highlighted that despite being allotted land at highly subsidised prices, the private educational institutions were not providing the mandatory 15 percent free seats to economically poor students. The petition...more

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