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 […]

ABA: New Multicultural and Financial Inclusion Training Launched

New online courses to help bank employees meet the needs of increasingly diverse customer base and expand access to banking As part of the American Bankers Association’s ongoing commitment to financial inclusion, ABA today launched three new online courses for bank employees designed to enhance multicultural banking services, promote diversity, […]

OCC: Research Solicited on Implications of Financial Technology for Banking

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is soliciting academic-and policy-focused research on the impact of financial technology (fintech) entities and nonbanks on banking and the markets for lending, deposit-taking, and payment services through August 21, 2022. The OCC will invite authors of selected papers to present to […]

CFPB: Advisory Issued to Protect Privacy When Companies Compile Personal Data

Advisory affirms that “permissible purposes” are required to use and share credit reports and background reports Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a legal interpretation to ensure that companies that use and share credit reports and background reports have a permissible purpose under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. […]

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 […]

CFPB: Agency Acts to Protect the Public from Black-Box Credit Models Using Complex Algorithms

Companies relying on complex algorithms must provide specific and accurate explanations for denying applications Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) confirmed that federal anti-discrimination law requires companies to explain to applicants the specific reasons for denying an application for credit or taking other adverse actions, even if the creditor […]

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 […]