CFPB: Input Requested on Detecting Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

Insights gathered will support a fairer mortgage market Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input on rules implementing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The CFPB plans to review recent changes to the rule and evaluate their effectiveness. This evaluation will […]

CFPB: Action Taken to Prevent Avoidable Foreclosures

Agencies Will Examine for Compliance with COVID-19 Protections Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), jointly with other government agencies, announced a return to enforcement of critical protections for families and homeowners. Those protections, put in place in the wake of the Great Recession to prevent another foreclosure crisis, give […]

CFPB: Action Taken to Stop False Identification in Background Screens by Consumer Reporting Companies

Mistaken identity matching undermines housing and labor market recoveries The CFPB today issued an advisory opinion affirming that consumer reporting companies, including tenant and employment screening companies, are violating the law if they engage in shoddy name-matching procedures. Regulators are concerned about the significant harms caused by false identity matching, […]

CFPB: New Research Finds Credit Report Disputes Far More Common in Majority Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods

Report Provides Additional Insight into Previously Observed Trends The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released research finding that consumers in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as younger consumers and those with low credit scores, are far more likely to have disputes appear on their credit reports. The […]

CFPB: Tech Giants Ordered to Turn Over Information on their Payment System Plans

Orders will help CFPB monitor for data surveillance, access restrictions, and other consumer protection risks as payments technologies and markets evolve Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a series of orders to collect information on the business practices of large technology companies operating payments systems in the United […]

CFPB: Report Finds Declines in Credit Card Debt, New Applications and Increase in Digitial Engagement in 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its fifth biennial report to Congress today on the consumer credit card market, finding that the market’s growth over the last few years reversed course in 2020. In reviewing the market for potential consumer harm, the report presents the latest research on consumer card […]

CFPB: Report Finds Consumer Complaint Submission Patterns Vary by Demographic Characteristics of Census Tract

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released its first in-depth report analyzing complaint submission patterns by U.S. Census tract. The report, “Consumer complaints throughout the credit life cycle, by demographic characteristics,” finds that the complaints from wealthier communities and communities with higher percentages of white, non-Hispanic residents were more […]

CFPB: New Advisory Committee Members Announced

CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio today announced the appointment of new members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC). These committee members will advise Bureau leadership on a broad range of consumer financial issues and emerging […]

CFPB: Report Shows Renters at Risk as COVID-19 Safety Net Ends

Stimulus Checks and Other Payment Relief Linked to Renters’ Financial Stability The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report warning that millions of renters and their families may suffer previously avoided economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic as federal and state relief programs end. The report, “Financial conditions […]

CFPB: New Proposed Rule Issued on Small Business Lending Data Collection Under Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing for public comment a proposed rule amending Regulation B to implement changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) made by section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Consistent with section 1071, the Bureau […]