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CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet Nov. 2

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that a meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 2, 2017....more

CFPB files lawsuit against debt relief companies for alleged misrepresentation of government affiliation

Last week, the CFPB filed a lawsuit in Maryland federal court against two commonly-owned debt relief companies, their affiliated payment processor, and three individual principals  for alleged violations of the Telemarketing...more

CFPB files amicus brief in Eleventh Circuit ECOA case

The CFPB has filed an amicus brief in Regions Bank v. Legal Outsource PA, a case on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit that involves two important issues under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA): whether the ECOA provides a...more

Democratic House members introduce bill to revoke bank charters and deposit insurance for consumer protection law violations,...

A group of Democratic House members led by Rep. Maxine Waters has introduced H.R. 3937, the “Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act of 2017,” that would require federal bank regulators to consider the revocation of a...more

OIG report finds CFPB’s examination workpaper documentation practices can be improved

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the CFPB and Fed has issued a report that found the CFPB can improve its practices related to examination workpaper documentation. This report follows another OIG report issued last...more

CFPB releases report on financial well-being of consumers and new consumer tool

The CFPB has released a new report, “Financial well-being in America,” and a new on-line interactive tool that allows consumers to measure their own financial well-being and access CFPB resources intended to help consumers...more

OIG report finds effectiveness of CFPB’s examiner commissioning and training programs could be improved

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the CFPB and Fed has issued a report on the results of its evaluation of the effectiveness of the CFPB’s Examiner Commissioning Program (ECP) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs. ...more

What Is Ohio’s Filing Deadline For Candidates For Governor?

With many observers expressing surprise that Director Cordray has not yet announced that he plans to run for Ohio Governor as the Democratic candidate, there has been curiosity as to Ohio’s filing deadline for candidates....more

Director Cordray keeps mum on departure plans

Director Cordray, responding today to a letter from Rep. Jeb Hensarling who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, stated that “I have no further insights to provide” on whether he intends to serve his full term as...more

CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA, QM adjustments

The CFPB has published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage...more

Director Cordray to remain at CFPB beyond Sept. 1; Rep. Hensarling seeks confirmation of Director Corday’s departure plans

Despite the various signs suggesting Director Cordray would resign before Labor Day, it now appears that he intends to remain as Director until at least a date in September. ...more

A fourth sign of Director Cordray’s imminent departure?

Last Friday, we blogged about a new sign that Director Cordray’s resignation may be imminent. That sign was the CFPB’s posting on its website of a notice of a meeting on September 7, 2017 of the Fall 2017 Credit Union...more

ABA responds to CFPB prototype overdraft opt-in forms and overdraft report

Earlier this month, the CFPB issued another report on checking account overdraft services, “Data Point: Frequent Overdrafts,” and four one-page prototype model forms to replace the current Regulation E model form for banks to...more

Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companies

The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own...more

CFPB creates online form for regulatory questions

The CFPB has created a new online form for obtaining informal staff guidance on questions about CFPB regulations.  A link to the new form appears on the CFPB’s website on the “Compliance and guidance” page....more

House Financial Services Committee details case for contempt proceedings against Director Cordray for failing to comply with...

A report by the majority staff of the House Financial Services Committee concludes that there is a “valid and factual basis” for instituting contempt of Congress proceedings against Director Cordray. The report states that...more

CFPB issues third report on checking account overdraft services and model form prototypes

The CFPB has issued another report on checking account overdraft services, “Data Point: Frequent Overdrafts.” The new report represents the CFPB’s third report dealing with overdraft services. It previously issued a white...more

CFPB July 2017 “special edition” complaint report highlights complaint process

The CFPB’s July 2017 complaint report, which the CFPB calls another “special edition complaint report,” departs from the format of the CFPB’s standard monthly reports. (The CFPB’s June 2017 complaint report was also called a...more

Updated OIG work plan for CFPB adds new project on sharing complaint data

Since our last blog post about the Office of Inspector General’s work plan for the CFPB, the work plan has been updated as of July 1, 2017 to add one new planned project....more

House Financial Services Committee Democratic staff report on CFPB assails Republicans, defends CFPB and arbitration rule

A report prepared by the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee takes aim at Republicans for “attempt[ing] to ensure that the country reverts back to a big bank-oriented regulatory environment and to...more

Trade associations urge Congress to disapprove CFPB arbitration rule

A group of 11 trade associations have sent a letter to members of Congress expressing their “strong disapproval” of the CFPB’s final arbitration rule and urging Congress to pass the resolutions introduced in the House and...more

CFPB issues Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda

The CFPB’s Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda has been published as part of the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The preamble indicates that the information in the agenda is current as of...more

Republican lawmakers move forward on CRA resolutions to override CFPB arbitration rule

House and Senate Republicans announced yesterday that they are sponsoring Congressional Review Act resolutions to override the CFPB’s final arbitration rule, which was published in the Federal Register. ...more

Speculation heats up over Director Cordray’s departure plans

According to news reports yesterday, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has told media sources that he was informed by an unnamed mutual friend that Director Corday plans to enter the 2018 Democratic primary for Ohio...more

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