CFPB: Agency Invokes Dormant Authority to Examine Nonbank Companies Posing Risks to Consumers

Bureau Seeks Comment on Updated Procedures The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is invoking a largely unused legal provision to examine nonbank financial companies that pose risks to consumers. The CFPB believes that utilizing this dormant authority will help protect consumers and level the playing field between […]

CFPB: New Report Released on Financial Challenges Facing Rural Communities

Many rural communities are “banking deserts” Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report on the challenges faced by Americans in rural communities. The report highlights that many of these communities lack access to physical bank branches, are more likely to seek credit from nonbanks, and are heavily […]

ABA: Comment Letter Issued to CFPB on Request for Information on Fees Charged by Financial Service Providers

In a detailed comment letter filed today, the American Bankers Association and all 51 state bankers associations directly challenge the basic premise behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Request for Information on fees charged by financial service providers in the U.S. The letter reads in part: “The CFPB has long pledged to […]

ABA: Credit Market Conditions Expected to Weaken Amid High Inflation

The six-month outlook for consumer and business credit markets softened this quarter, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released today. Bank economists expect the credit environment to normalize following a period of unusually strong credit availability and quality, which were underpinned by robust consumer savings amid […]

CFPB: Supervisory Guidance Updated to Target Unfair Discrimination in Consumer Finance

Discrimination or improper exclusion can trigger liability under ban on unfair acts and practices Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to its supervisory operations to better protect families and communities from illegal discrimination, including in situations where fair lending laws may not apply. In the course of […]

The White House: Fact Sheet Released on President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets

Outlines First Whole-of-Government Strategy to Protect Consumers, Financial Stability, National Security, and Address Climate Risks Digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, have seen explosive growth in recent years, surpassing a $3 trillion market cap last November and up from $14 billion just five years prior. Surveys suggest that around 16 percent of adult Americans […]

ABA: New Consumer Polling Data on Major Bank Policy Issues Unveiled at 2022 ABA Washington Summit

U.S. consumers are happy with their bank, value overdraft protection and support cannabis banking, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The survey found that 9 in 10 Americans with a bank account (89%) say they are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” […]

CFPB: New Way Launched for the Public to Petition Agency for Action

Reforms Will Help the Public to Exercise their Constitutional Rights The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today made it easier for the public to meaningfully engage with the agency and request regulatory changes. Starting today, members of the public can submit petitions for rulemaking directly to the CFPB. The petitions will […]

FDIC: #GetBanked Campaign Exapnded to Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit

Public awareness push to promote financial inclusion among the unbanked As part of its ongoing work to expand financial inclusion to unbanked individuals and families, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced it will expand its #GetBanked public awareness campaign into the Los Angeles, Dallas, and Detroit metropolitan areas. […]