CFPB: FTC and CFPB Put Nation’s Largest Landlords on Notice about Tenants Pandemic Protections

Today, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Dave Uejio and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter sent notification letters to the nation’s largest apartment landlords, which collectively own more than 2 million units. The letters remind these landlords of federal protections in place to keep tenants […]

CFPB: Consumer Complaint Bulletin Examines County-Level Demographic Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin today analyzing complaints submitted by consumers in counties nationwide. In 2019 and 2020, the CFPB received more complaints on a per-capita basis from consumers living in predominantly minority counties than from consumers in predominantly white, non-Hispanic counties. Consumers in counties with […]

CFPB: Mandatory Compliance Date for General Qualified Mortgage Final Rule Delayed

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) formally delayed the mandatory compliance date of the General Qualified Mortgage (QM) final rule from July 1, 2021 to October 1, 2022. The CFPB is taking this action to help ensure access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit, and preserve flexibility for consumers affected […]

CFPB: Interim Final Rule Clarifies Tenants Can Hold Debt Collectors Accountable for Illegal Evictions

Bureau Issues Interim Final Rule on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium. The CFPB’s rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their […]

CFPB: Mortgage Servicing Changes Proposed to Prevent Wave of COVID-19 Foreclosures

Millions of homeowners expected to exit forbearance in the coming months The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a set of rule changes intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, millions of families nationwide […]

CFPB: Series of Policy Statements Rescinded to Ensure Industry Complies with Consumer Protection Laws

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced it is rescinding seven policy statements issued last year that provided temporary flexibilities to financial institutions in consumer financial markets including mortgages, credit reporting, credit cards and prepaid cards. The seven rescissions, effective April 1, provide guidance to financial institutions on complying […]

CFPB: FTC and CFPB Issue Joint Statement on Preventing Illegal Evictions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Dave Uejio and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter issued a joint statement regarding their agencies’ work to help stop illegal evictions and protect American consumers facing economic hardship due to COVID-19. CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio and FTC Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter:“Staff […]