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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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UDAP VIOLATIONS ON ADD-ON DEPOSIT ACCOUNT PRODUCTS

On July 26, 2018 the Federal Reserve Board issued a consent order against Community Trust Bank, Inc. of Pikeville, Kentucky, for unfair and deceptive practices, requiring the bank to pay approximately $4.75 million in restitution to approximately 11,000 consumers and make certain consumer compliance enhancements. The practices were in effect from 1997 to present. It appears that the bank violated section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act in its offering of deposit account add-on […]

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REGULATION E ERROR RESOLUTION AND POLICE REPORTS – NEITHER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET?

During a recent Regulation E training event, the class and I discussed the Regulation E Section 1005.11 “Procedures for resolving errors” and there, as always, was very active discussion of what a bank may request, but not require. I brought up the prohibition against requiring police reports as a requirement for the bank to either begin the investigation provision or to provide provisional credit and there were a number of questions.  Many banks have in […]

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DEPOSIT RECONCILIATION PROCEDURES

On May 18, 2016 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the Agencies) issued guidance to ensure that financial institutions are aware of the Agencies’ supervisory expectations regarding deposit-reconciliation practices that may be detrimental to customers. Summary This guidance addresses a set of […]

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DIFFERENT PENALTY FOR UDAAP AND REGULATION Z VIOLATIONS

Recently shares in a South Carolina lending business plummeted after the company disclosed it might face legal action from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Shares of World Acceptance Corporation (World), a Greenville-based company, dropped by almost $19, or 36 percent per share, to about $33. The company disclosed last year that it received a “civil investigative demand” from the CFPB. At that time, the agency said it was trying to determine whether the lender […]

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