CFPB: Agency Kicks Off Personal Financial Data Rights Rulemaking

Proposals under consideration would fuel market competition and strengthen consumer data rights Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlined options to strengthen consumers’ access to, and control over, their financial data as a first step before issuing a proposed data rights rule that would implement section 1033 of the […]

CFPB: New Guidance Issued to Help Banks Avoid Charging Illegal Junk Fees on Deposit Accounts

Agency highlights surprise overdraft and surprise depositor fees Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance about two junk fee practices that are likely unfair and unlawful under existing law. The first, surprise overdraft fees, includes overdraft fees charged when consumers had enough money in their account to cover […]

CFPB: Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption for Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Announced for 2023

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that the 2023 threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans will increase from $28,500 to $31,000. The threshold amount will be effective January 1, 2023, […]

CFPB: Dollar Thresholds in Regulation Z and Regulation M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions Announced for 2023

The Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced the dollar thresholds used to determine whether certain consumer credit and lease transactions in 2023 are exempt from Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing). By law, the agencies are required to adjust the thresholds […]

FHFA: New Rule Proposed to Help Enterprises Better Serve Colonias

Amendments will remove barriers to Enterprise Duty to Serve activities in high-needs rural regions  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today proposed to amend the Agency’s Duty to Serve (DTS) Underserved Markets regulation to facilitate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) activities related to serving colonias. “FHFA is committed […]

Congress: Congresswoman Waters Introduces Legislation to Strengthen the CRA and End Modern-Day Redlining

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services introduced H.R. 8833, the “Making Communities Stronger Through the Community Reinvestment Act.” This transformative piece of legislation is a part of Chairwoman Waters’ continuing efforts to root out discrimination in our modern-day banking system and close the racial wealth […]

FDIC: Supervisory Guidance Issued on Multiple Re-Presentment NSF Fees

Summary: The FDIC is issuing guidance to FDIC-supervised institutions to address certain consumer compliance risks associated with assessing multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees arising from the re-presentment of the same unpaid transaction. Additionally, the FDIC is sharing its supervisory approach when a violation of law is identified, as well as […]

CFPB: Agency Takes Action to Protect the Public from Unsafe Data Security Practices

Financial companies may be held liable for unfairly putting customers’ data at risk The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) confirmed in a circular published today that financial companies may violate federal consumer financial protection law when they fail to safeguard consumer data. The circular provides guidance to consumer protection enforcers, […]

CFPB: Agency Warns that Digital Marketing Providers Must Comply with Federal Consumer Finance Protections

Tech firms that use behavioral targeting of individual consumers regarding financial products are liable for violations Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretive rule laying out when digital marketing providers for financial firms must comply with federal consumer financial protection law. Digital marketers that are involved in […]

SBA: Paycheck Protection Program and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fraud Statute of Limitations Act Signed into Law

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, issued the following statement on today’s signing of the Paycheck Protection Program and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fraud Statute of Limitations […]