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CFPB PUBLISHES FALL 2019 UNIFIED AGENDA

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Fall 2019 rulemaking agenda. The agenda identifies the regulatory matters that the CFPB reasonably anticipates having under consideration during the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The following summaries a few key topics: Proposed Fair Debt Collection Rule (Regulation F) – The CFPB proposed Regulation F in May 2019.  Now the CFPB is testing consumer disclosures related to time-barred debt and, after testing, […]

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EFFECTIVE DATE FOR FINAL SERVICING RULES ESTABLISHED

On October 19, 2016 the final Servicing Rules published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on August 6, 2016 were finally published in the Federal Register. The final rule clarifies, revises, or amends provisions regarding force-placed insurance notices, policies and procedures, early intervention, and loss mitigation requirements under Regulation X’s servicing provisions; and prompt crediting and periodic statement requirements under Regulation Z’s servicing provisions. The final rule also addresses proper compliance regarding certain servicing requirements […]

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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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