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ELECTRONIC CREDIT CARD DISCLOSURES AND COVID-19

On June 3, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Statement on Supervisory and Enforcement Practices Regarding Electronic Credit Card Disclosures in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Issue Where underlying law, such as Regulation Z, requires a written disclosure to a consumer, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) allows the disclosure to be provided electronically subject to certain conditions, including consumers’ consent–commonly known as “E-Sign consent.” Some […]

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INTERAGENCY LENDING PRINCIPLES FOR OFFERING RESPONSIBLE SMALL-DOLLAR LOANS

On May 20, 2020 the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the National Credit Union Administration jointly issued the Interagency Lending Principles for Offering Responsible Small-Dollar Loans. The agencies: Recognize the important role that responsibly offered small-dollar loans can play in helping customers meet their ongoing needs for credit from temporary cash-flow imbalances, unexpected expenses, or income shortfalls, including during periods of economic stress, […]

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CFPB ISSUES COVID-19 PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT FAQS

On May 13 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued pandemic related information including a Statement on Supervisory and Enforcement Practices Regarding Regulation Z, FAQs on Open-End (not Home Secured) Rules Related to COVID-19, and FAQs on Payment and Deposit Rules Related to COVID-19. A summary of the Payment and Deposit Rules FAQs, which includes three main questions, is provided below. FAQ one addresses whether a financial or depository institution can change account terms for […]

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CFPB FAQS FOR OPEN-END CREDIT AND COVID-19

On May 13 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published three Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding open-end (not home-secured) rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs are “compliance aids,” which do not have the weight of the law or the regulations. The first FAQ addresses changes to account terms. The answer indicates that a creditor may change terms on an open-end account, although most significant changes in terms require advance notice. It clarifies that […]

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