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Republicans Propose Dodd-Frank, CFPB Overhaul

House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) unveiled the outline of a massive new Republican plan this week to overhaul or strip away nearly every aspect of the Dodd-Frank financial reform. The new plan, called the Financial CHOICE Act, would result in big changes to the Dodd-Frank, including a repeal of the Volcker Rule, the creation of new capital and liquidity standards for banks and, most relevant to the collections industry, a thorough strip-down and rebuild of the CFPB.

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CFPB Files Lawsuit Against Payment Processor and Executives

On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a lawsuit against payment processor Intercept Corporation, accusing the company of enabling their clients to withdraw millions of dollars of funds fraudulently from consumer accounts. The lawsuit also names two top Intercept executives, Bryan Smith and Craig Dresser, for allegedly ignoring “clear signs of brazen fraud” by their clients.

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Mammoth CFPB Payday Rule Would Dramatically Change the Lending Marketplace

In a 1300+ page proposal, exclusive of attachments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) laid out its plan June 2 to force a sweeping redesign of the short-term payday, auto title, and longer-term installment lending markets. The proposed rule follows the same basic approach the CFPB foreshadowed in its April 2015 Outline of Proposals, which […]

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Wells Fargo Exec Singled Out by CFPB Says He Accepted Settlement Because He Couldn’t Afford to Fight the Agency

Late last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had taken action against a former Wells Fargo employee for an illegal mortgage fee-shifting scheme. The CFPB found that David Eghbali referred a substantial number of loan closings to a single escrow company, which shifted its fees from some customers to others at Eghbali’s […]