CFPB: New Final Rule Issued with Credit Reporting Protections to Aid Survivors of Human Trafficking

CFPB Helps Survivors Mitigate the Financial Consequences of Human Trafficking Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule to help survivors avoid some of the financial consequences of human trafficking. The CFPB has established, among other things, a method for survivors of trafficking to submit documentation to […]

CFPB: ANPR Issued and Review Initiated of Credit Card Company Penalty Policies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking the first step toward addressing credit card company penalty policies costing consumers $12 billion each year, starting by looking at excessive late fees. In an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published today, the CFPB asks for information on the Federal Reserve Board […]

FDIC: Board of Directors Amends Restoration Plan and Issues a Proposed Rule on Assessments, Revised Deposit Insurance Assessment Rates

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors (Board) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase deposit insurance assessment rates by 2 basis points for all insured depository institutions in order to increase the likelihood that the reserve ratio of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) reaches the […]

FHFA: Final Rule Announced Requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Submit Annual Capital Plans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published a final rule that supplements the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to submit annual capital plans to the Agency and provide prior notice for certain capital actions. The final rule also incorporates the […]

FHFA: Final Rule Announced Introducing New Public Disclosure Requirements to the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published a final rule that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by introducing new public disclosure requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The requirements include quarterly quantitative and annual qualitative disclosures related to risk management, corporate governance, capital structure, […]

CFPB: Interpretive Rule Issued to Clarify Scope of States’ Ability to Enforce Federal Consumer Financial Protection Laws

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretive rule that describes states’ authorities to pursue lawbreaking companies and individuals that violate the provisions of federal consumer financial protection law. Because of the crucial role states play in protecting consumers, the Consumer Financial Protection Act grants their consumer protection […]

FDIC: Final Rule Issued Regarding False Advertising, Misrepresentations About Insured Status, and Misuse of the FDIC’s Name or Logo

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule implementing its statutory authority to prohibit any person or organization from making misrepresentations about FDIC deposit insurance or misusing the FDIC’s name or logo. “These practices not only harm those who are targeted with the false promise of deposit […]

CFPB: Advisory Opinion on Coverage of Fair Lending Laws Issued

Equal Credit Opportunity Act continues to protect borrowers after they have applied for and received credit Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an advisory opinion to affirm that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)—a landmark federal civil rights law protecting individuals and businesses against discrimination in accessing and […]

OCC: Bulletin Issued on Interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement the CRA

On May 5, 2022, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller’s Statement on Interagency Proposal to Modernize the CRA Issued

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu issued the following statement at today’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) board meeting to consider the interagency notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Today marks an important milestone in our efforts to expand financial […]