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CFPB REGULATORY STATUS CHECK

On February 6, 2020 Kathleen Kraninger presented the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress, covering the period from .April 1, 2019, to September 30, 2019. The Report provides updates on a number of current regulatory efforts including, but not limited to: Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment loans In February 2019, the CFPB released Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the 2017 Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment […]

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REMITTANCE TRANSFER RULE CONSENT ORDER

On August 27, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a settlement with Maxitransfers Corporation (Maxi), a company that serves consumers looking to send money overseas. This is the CFPB’s first enforcement action based on violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA). Maxi provides remittance transfer services from more than 1,600 third-party locations in the U.S., such as grocery stores and pharmacies, to over 19,500 payment locations […]

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THE LATEST REMITTANCE RULE CHANGES

On August 7, 2013 the CFPB published final rule that amends a May 22, 2013 Final Rule which along with three other final rules implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act’s provisions regarding remittance transfers. The August 7, 2013 Final Rule makes a clarificatory amendment and technical correction to the May 22, 2013 Final Rule. First, the rule makes a clarificatory amendment to § 1005.33(c)(2)(iii). That section sets forth the remedies for errors that occur because […]

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CFPB PUBLISHES REVISED REMITTANCE RULE

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published what will hopefully be the final revisions to its remittance rules. The final revised rule will take effect on October 28, 2013. The remittance rules create a comprehensive consumer protection regime for remittance transfers sent by consumers in the United States to individuals and businesses in foreign countries. Under the remittance rule, remittance transfer providers will be required to disclose certain fees and taxes, as well as […]

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CFPB – PROPOSED RULE REGARDING REMITTANCE TRANSFERS

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a proposed revision to Regulation E regarding remittance transfers. The proposal addresses three narrow issues. Additional flexibility regarding the disclosure of foreign taxes and fees If a remittance transfer provider does not have specific knowledge regarding variables that affect the amount of foreign taxes imposed on the transfer the proposal would: Continue to permit a provider to rely on a sender’s representations regarding these variables. Separately permit […]

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