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GUIDANCE ON VOLUNTARY PRIVATE EDUCATION LOAN REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

On February 4, 2019 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a Financial Institution letter (FIL-5-2019) dealing with voluntary private education loon rehabilitation programs. The notice was issued jointly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed). The FIL is designed to make financial institutions aware of an amendment to section 623 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This amendment is contained in section 602 of the Economic, Growth, Regulatory Relief […]

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WORKS IN PROCESS

“For the rest of this year and the next, our rulemaking agenda at the Consumer Bureau will remain quite active.” Director Richard Cordray recently stated. So what can we expect to see from the CFPB? The agency is working on new or revised rules for: Overdraft fees, including the opt-in process for overdraft coverage of electronic transactions; Collection and publication of data on small business lending (The Dodd-Frank Act required final rules by July 21, […]

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CFPB SEMI-ANNUAL AGENDA

Recently the CFPB published the Fall 2015 version of its Semi-Annual Agenda. As expected, it is full of changes that will occupy us for years to come. Arbitration – The CFPB is in the early phases of the rulemaking process to address concerns related to the use of arbitration agreements in connection with credit cards, deposit accounts, payday loans and various other consumer financial products or services. The agency may prevent companies from using these agreements […]

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EQUAL TREATMENT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIED COUPLES

On June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has noted on its blog that the decision has important consequences for its work. In order to fully implement the decision, the CFPB has taken steps to clarify how the decision affects the rules for which the agency is responsible. Recently, CFPB Director Cordray issued a […]

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REVISED INTERAGENCY FCRA EXAM PROCEDURES

On June 1, 2012 the Task Force on Consumer Compliance of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released revised Interagency Examination Procedures for the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The revised examination procedures reflect recent amendments to the FCRA pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The Dodd-Frank Act revised sections 615(a) and 615(h) of the FCRA to require disclosure of credit scores and information relating to credit scores in: […]

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