CFPB: Agencies Propose Regulation on the Role of Supervisory Guidance

Five federal financial regulatory agencies today invited comment on a proposal outlining and confirming the agencies’ use of supervisory guidance for regulated institutions. The proposal would codify the statement, as amended, that was issued in September 2018 by the agencies that clarified the differences between regulations and guidance. Unlike a […]

CFPB: Report Finds Continued Decline in the Market for Certain Kinds of College Credit Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a report today on agreements between credit card issuers and institutions of higher education, as well as certain organizations affiliated with such institutions. The report finds that in 2019 the number of total agreements in effect, as well as the number of accounts […]

CFPB: Outline of Proposals Under Consideration to Implement Small Business Lending Data Collection Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released its Outline of Proposals Under Consideration and Alternatives Considered for Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act governing small business lending data collection and reporting. The Bureau will convene a Small Business Advocacy Review panel in October 2020. The panel will prepare a report […]

CFPB: New Podcast Series Announced Focused on Paying for Higher Education

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released the first episodes of a two-part podcast series for students, parents, and practitioners on managing finances before, during, and after college. The podcast series, Financial inTuition, will include interviews with experts in financial aid, student loans, financial coaching, and planning. The podcasts […]

CFPB: New Report Examines Early Impact of Pandemic on Consumer Credit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a report today examining the early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer credit. The report found that consumers have not experienced significant increases in delinquency or other negative credit outcomes as reported in credit record data following the onset of the COVID-19 […]

CFPB: New Guide Released to Assist Non-Filers in Accessing their Economic Impact Payments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a guide to assist intermediaries in serving individuals to access their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). The guide, Helping Consumers Claim the Economic Impact Payment: A guide for intermediary organizations , provides step-by-step instructions for frontline staff on how to: Discuss the EIP with their clients Determine […]

CFPB: Analysis of 2019 HMDA Data Points Issued

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) analysis of the 2019 HMDA Data. This data article is the second in a series and follows the first article  published in June of this year. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) is a data collection, reporting, […]

CFPB: Information Requested on the Impact of CARD Act Regulations on Small Entities and the Consumer Credit Card Market

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today a request for information (RFI) to examine the impact of the rules that implement the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act Rules). The Bureau is required under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act to review certain […]

CFPB: Comment Period Extended on Ways to Prevent Credit Discrimintation and Build a More Inclusive Financial System

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced today that it will provide an additional 60 days for public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in […]

CFPB: New Category of Qualified Mortgages Proposed to Encourage Innovation and Access to Affrodable Mortgage Credit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to create a new category of seasoned qualified mortgages (Seasoned QMs) in order to encourage innovation and help ensure access to responsible, affordable in the mortgage credit market. To be considered a Seasoned QM under the […]