Tag Archives: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB, NY AG Sue ‘Repeat Offender’ MoneyGram as Company Vows Not to be ‘Strong-Armed’

Continuing to fulfill its commitment to going after repeat offenders, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — in partnership with the Attorney General of New York — yesterday announced a lawsuit against MoneyGram Payment Systems for “systematically and repeatedly violating” consumer protection laws by failing to deliver funds promptly and failing …

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CFPB Report Spotlights Issues for Rural Communities

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday released a report spotlighting the financial challenges facing individuals living in rural communities, representing about 14% of the total population of the United States, are far more likely to conduct their banking in person than they are over the phone or online even though …

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CFPB Releases Annual FDCPA Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is calling on policymakers to examine whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act should be broadened to protect not just consumers but small businesses, according to its annual report on the FDCPA that it submitted to Congress last week. Small businesses can be just as …

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CFPB Issues Rule Changing Enforcement Proceedings

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a rule that will make it easier for engaging in enforcement actions via administrative proceedings — similar to how the Federal Trade Commission operates — rather than having to pursue enforcement actions in federal court, according to a published report. The change also …

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CFPB Opens Rulemaking Petition Doors to General Public

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced yesterday that it wants to make it easier for John Q. Public to get new rules enacted or current rules changed, while requiring lobbyists and others “who are paid to influence the agency’s rulemaking agenda behind the scenes” to have their petitions vetted by …

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CFPB Launches Crackdown on ‘Junk’ Fees

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The canary didn’t make it. Less than a week after publishing a blog post noting that consumers spend $120 billion annually on credit card interest and fees every year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced it had published a Request for Information on what it calls “exploitative junk” fees …

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CFPB Publishes Supervisory Highlights, Details Potential Issue with Misleading Credit Reporting Statements

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its latest Supervisory Highlights report, which “shines a light on legal violations” identified during CFPB examinations that were conducted during the first half of 2021 as well as publicizing prior supervisory findings that led to public enforcement actions during that timeframe. By and …

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Chopra in Center of Dispute Brewing at Federal Bank Regulator

An interesting battle is brewing between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that spewed out into the public last week, indicating that the regulators might not be on the same page and is being labeled as a “remarkable breakdown in trust.” Like many regulators, the …

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