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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

California AG Hits Student Loan Servicer With Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit against Navient Corp. and its subsidiaries on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million borrowers living in the state, alleging misconduct in the servicing and...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Maryland Enacts Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018

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Maryland recently enacted the Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (FCPA) to expand the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) to include “abusive practices,” and to make modifications to certain consumer lending and...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

NY bars use of mandatory arbitration agreements by career training schools

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The New York Education Department (NYED) has issued a ruling which states that the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) will not permit an enrollment agreement, including an arbitration clause, to infringe on the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Wells Fargo has reportedly uncovered another trove of unauthorized accounts, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. The bank also disclosed a CFPB investigation over potential harm to customers over its practice of...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Dept. of Education postpones effective date of arbitration ban and other provisions of “borrower defense” rule, announces intent...

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In a notice published in today’s Federal Register, the Dept. of Education announced that it is postponing “until further notice” the July 1, 2017 effective date of various provisions of the “borrower defense” final rule...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

OCC Publishes New “Retail Lending” Booklet

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Last week the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency published a “Retail Lending” booklet, a new addition to the Safety and Soundness Asset Quality category of the Comptroller’s Handbook, which discusses the risks...more

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CFPB Monthly Report Highlights Consumer Complaint Increases in Mortgage and Credit Card Products

The CFPB issued its monthly report on consumer complaints this week. The report is a high level snapshot of trends in consumer complaints. The Report provides a summary of the volume of complaints by product category, by...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

California Enacts New Licensing Requirements for Student Loan Servicers

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Student loan servicers located in California servicing loans made to residents of any state and those located elsewhere servicing loans made to California residents will be subject to a new licensing requirement created by...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

[Webinar] Proposed Elimination of Arbitration Clauses (Proposed Borrower Defense Rule Series) - September 7th, 12:00pm CST

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The third webinar in our series will examine the proposed elimination of arbitration clauses in agreements between students and institutions. We will discuss the particulars of the proposal, to include the potential impact...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB to Hold Second Research Conference

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it plans to host its second research conference on consumer finance on December 15-16, 2016. (The first such conference was held in May 2015.)...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB to hold second research conference

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The CFPB has announced that it plans to host its second research conference on consumer finance on December 15-16, 2016. (The first such conference was held in May 2015.) The announcement contains a call for complete...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Trump University Playbooks Get Trumped By Trade Secrets Law

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Chances are over the last several days you’ve heard presidential-hopeful Donald J. Trump express his displeasure with a certain federal judge sitting on the bench in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

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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

Foley & Lardner LLP

Student Aid Enforcement Unit Formed To Protect Students, Borrowers, And Taxpayers

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On February 8, 2016, the Obama Administration’s Department of Education announced the creation of a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by institutes of...more

Baker Donelson

CFPB in 2016

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A new year is upon us and what better resolution for the financial services industry than thinking ahead and planning for the CFPB's potential agenda in 2016? After the flurry of mortgage activity in both 2014 and 2015,...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Higher One, Inc. Enforcement Actions Remind Nonbank Service Providers of Their Legal Obligations When Partnering With Banks

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On December 23, 2015, the Federal Reserve Board (“Federal Reserve”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (“FDIC” and, collectively with the Federal Reserve, the “Agencies”) announced settlements with Higher One, Inc....more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB issues Fall 2015 supervisory report

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In its Fall 2015 Supervisory Highlights, which covers supervision work generally completed between May and August 2015, the CFPB highlights legal violations resolved using non-public supervisory actions involving consumer...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

School Districts to Undergo Cybersecurity Audit

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Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway recently announced plans to conduct cybersecurity audits of five school districts. Coinciding with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the audits are intended to reveal how school...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB, DOE, Treasury Issue Joint Statement on Student Loan Servicing

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A new Joint Statement issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Education, and Department of the Treasury presents a framework to standardize student loan servicing practices across the various federal...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB update on student loan complaints continues to highlight co-signer release issues

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The CFPB has issued a “Mid-year update on student loan complaints” that analyzes the approximately 3,100 private student loan complaints received by the CFPB betweenOctober 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. The update also analyzes...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Dodd-Frank Study Scrutinizes Arbitration Agreements & Class Action Waivers

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On Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released its long-awaited “Arbitration Study: Report to Congress, pursuant to Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act § 1028(a)”, which presents...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Pass Or Fail? CFPB Seeks to Grade Financial Institutions Working With Schools

Why it matters - Under a new proposal from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), financial companies would be graded on a “scorecard” for their offerings to students. The “Safe Student Account Scorecard”...more

Orrick - Structured Finance Group

Regulators Release Guidance on Private Student Loans With Graduated Repayment Terms at Origination

On January 29, the federal financial regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

President Obama Announces New Federal Data Breach, Student Privacy and Consumer Privacy Legislative Initiatives

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On Monday January 12, President Barack Obama announced several new proposals aimed at protecting consumer and student data in the digital age. The proposals will center on three pieces of proposed legislation, addressing...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

President Announces New Legislation and Partnerships for Increased Privacy Protections

Today, President Obama announced a series of new bills and voluntary partnerships the White House will launch in order to further protect individual privacy in the wake of several high-profile data breaches at major U.S. and...more

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