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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a United States federal agency established in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Agency is responsible for educating... more +
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a United States federal agency established in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Agency is responsible for educating consumers about financial products and services, enforcing federal consumer financial laws and studying trends in consumer financial markets.     less -

CFPB Issues RFI on Consumer Financial Education

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments and information on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of its consumer financial education programs....more

Consumer Financial Services Reform in Year Two of the Trump Administration

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The publicly traded banking sector increased its market value by almost 30 percent in the first year of the Trump Administration. In part, this was a product of an overall strong performance by the stock market, but it also...more

Proposed TRID Title Insurance Clarification: Senator Warren Cries Wolf

by Reed Smith on

Recently, I came across an article written by Senator Elizabeth Warren entitled “Don’t Make Bad Bill on Bank Deregulation Worse.” In this article, the Senator warned against efforts by the House to add additional...more

Health Care Providers Beware: Consumer Finance Regulations Apply Medical Debt Collection

by Baker Donelson on

While the prosecution of consumer banks and other lenders is the type of federal regulation that typically makes the headlines, many of the same debt collection regulations also apply to the collection of medical debts....more

Financial Services Weekly Roundup - April 2018 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Modest Proposals. Last week, federal banking regulators issued two proposals that would substantively amend certain regulatory capital regulations applicable to the nation’s largest banks. On April 10, the...more

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Semi-Annual Report

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its semi-annual report. The report, which is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, highlights and summarizes various topics the CFPB is working on, including a list of rules,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China announced yesterday that it was loosening its rules forcing foreign carmakers to link up with a local partner before building factories in China—a move that some see as a step to lowering tensions with the US....more

Mulvaney Issues Report Outlining Proposals to Reform CFPB

by BakerHostetler on

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its semiannual report (the “Report”) to the President and Congress. In the Report, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney proposes to significantly reform...more

D.C. Circuit Questions English’s Standing To Challenge CFPB Control

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The battle for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) raged on last Thursday during oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in English v. Trump....more

Financial Services 2017 Year-End Report

by BakerHostetler on

Welcome to the 2017 Year-End Report from our financial services industry team. We are pleased to share our analysis of some of the key developments in the financial services industry in 2017 and our expectations for...more

How to Evaluate Cyber Insurance Options?

by Vedder Price on

On April 10, 2018, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”), an interagency body composed of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal...more

Client Alert: CFPB’s Successor in Interest Rules Take Effect April 19, 2018: What You Need to Know

On April 19, 2018, the CFPB’s Successor in Interest Rules take effect. Here’s what you need to know: What do the Successor in Interest Rules require? The Rules are really modifications to the Mortgage Servicing Rules...more

CFPB Issues RFI on Guidance and Implementation Support

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB issued its latest request for information (RFI) on its guidance and implementation support. The CFPB is seeking comments and information that may assist in the assessing the overall effectiveness and accessibility...more

The CFPB’s Many RFIs: A Recap and Timeline

As part of Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s efforts to overhaul the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), it has released a series of requests for information (RFIs) over the past two months. To help keep the...more

As Mulvaney Demands CFPB Changes, Who’s Next to Lead?

With CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney asking Congress to reduce the power of the very Bureau he presently leads, the question becomes this: Who will take the permanent reins at the CFPB, and when will that change occur?...more

Senate Banking Committee Probes Mulvaney’s Leadership at the CFPB

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On April 12, 2018, Mick Mulvaney, the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs regarding the Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

In what can only be deemed a major reversal, the White House has reportedly ordered its economic adviser and trade representative to study rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, just a year after yanking the US out of deal...more

D.C. Circuit panel questions Mulvaney’s dual CFPB/OMB roles in English appeal oral argument

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On April 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held oral argument on the appeal brought by Leandra English, CFPB Deputy Director, of the district court’s denial of her application...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update April 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Democrat William Tong Declares Candidacy for Connecticut Attorney General- Democratic state Representative William Tong announced he is running for Connecticut AG in 2018. As previously reported,...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Services Weekly Roundup - April 2018 #2

by Goodwin on

In This Issue. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) finalized technical amendments to its deposit insurance assessment rules; the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requested comments on how its rules could be...more

The CFPB is About to Enact New Requirements for Mortgage Servicers – Is Your Organization Prepared?

On April 19th, changes made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) via the Mortgage Servicing Final Rule to Regulation Z will take effect, and mortgage servicers will be required to make changes to the periodic...more

States Moving To Fill Perceived Void In CFPB Enforcement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In response to “the void left by the Trump Administration’s pullback of the [CFPB],” the New Jersey Attorney General recently announced that Paul R. Rodriguez will be serve at the Director of the New Jersey Division of...more

CFPB Issues Semi-Annual Report

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

In his first semi-annual report, acting director Mick Mulvaney stated that the CFPB is “…far too powerful…” and has recommended that Congress make changes that would (1) require legislative approval of major CFPB rules, (2)...more

CFPB seeks comment on its consumer complaint and inquiry handling process

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued a request for information that seeks comment on its handling of consumer complaints and inquiries.  ...more

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