A report released Thursday by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) urges the CFPB to prohibit debt collectors from attempting to seek payment on accounts that are beyond the statute of limitations. It’s a reiteration of recommendations the group made in response to the CFPB’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for debt collection last year.
The CFPB issued a bulletin to remind supervised financial institutions, including nonbank companies that may be unfamiliar with federal supervision, of existing regulatory requirements regarding confidential supervisory information. The Bureau also used the opportunity to formally note that non-disclosure agreements signed by a company do not trump its obligations to comply with CFPB supervisory requests.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week announced the addition of several new members to leadership positions within the Bureau. The positions being announced today are: Assistant Director of Enforcement; Deputy Chief Operating Officer; Northeast Regional Director of Supervision Examination; and Chief Human Capital Officer.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General announced Thursday that they have taken action against Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase for an illegal marketing-services-kickback scheme they participated in with Genuine Title, a now-defunct title company. The Bureau and Maryland also took action against former Wells Fargo employee Todd Cohen and his […]
The American Bankers Association this week sent a letter to the Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) offering support for two ongoing audits of the CFPB’s complaints database and urging the OIG to expand the scope of the audits to address, among other things, the CFPB’s proposed plan to publish consumer narratives alongside complaints.
Today, the CFPB released a report finding that almost half of consumers do not shop around for a mortgage when purchasing a home. To help with that, the Bureau published an interactive, online toolkit designed to help consumers as they shop for a mortgage.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia announced legal action against a retailer that caters to members of the U.S. military, and an affiliated lender and debt collection agency, for using illegal collection tactics against their customers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is suing a Texas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, for deceiving consumers into paying fees to sign up for a sham credit card. The Bureau alleges that the company falsely advertises a general-use credit card that, in actuality, can only be used to buy products from the company.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual report on college credit card agreements, which shows a nearly 70 percent decline in the number of agreements since Congress passed new disclosure requirements in 2009.
Collection organizations and agencies are under intense scrutiny concerning the manner in which they contact consumers, and compliance risks are at an all-time high. There are many different statutes and regulations enforced at the federal and state levels. Additionally, collection organizations often have their own internal governance rules.