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CFPB: New Proposed Rulemaking Announced to Remove Medical Bills from Credit Reports

Proposals under consideration would help end coercive debt collection tactics, clean up inaccurate data, and improve credit score predictiveness The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced it is beginning a rulemaking process to remove medical bills from Americans’ credit reports. The CFPB outlined proposals under consideration that would help families financially recover from medical…

CFPB: New Guidance Issued on Credit Denials by Lenders Using Artificial Intelligence

Consumers must receive accurate and specific reasons for credit denials Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance about certain legal requirements that lenders must adhere to when using artificial intelligence and other complex models. The guidance describes how lenders must use specific and accurate reasons when taking adverse actions against consumers. This means…

CFPB: Report Finds College Tuition Payment Plans Can Put Student Borrowers At Risk

Some payment plans can be confusing, carry expensive fees, and lead students further into debt The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new report finding that students face risk when entering into agreements with colleges to spread the upfront cost of tuition into several, interest-free loan payments. The report, which looks at tuition payment…

CFPB: New Report Highlights Role of Big Tech Firms in Mobile Payments

Apple and Google set regulations on “tap-to-pay” which can impact innovation and competition The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a new issue spotlight highlighting the impacts of Big Tech companies’ policies and practices that govern tap-to-pay on mobile devices like smartphones and watches. Apple currently forbids banks and payment apps from accessing the tap-to-pay…

Agencies to Host Roundtable on Special Purpose Credit Programs on September 12th

Four federal agencies will host a roundtable discussion September 12, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. EDT regarding the availability of special purpose credit programs to help meet the credit needs of eligible individuals. The event will be open to the public via livestream. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Acting Comptroller…

ABA & TBA Call on CFPB to Extend 1071 Stay to All FDIC-Insured Banks

In a new letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra, the Texas Bankers Association (TBA) and American Bankers Association (ABA) called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane’s recent court order pausing the CFPB’s 1071 Final Rule implementation to all FDIC-insured banks. “As you know, we requested relief for every entity subject to…

CFPB: Exams Find Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Practices Across a Wide Array of Consumer Financial Product Lines at Nonbanks

Supervisory Highlights report also details new examinations on nonbanks Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new Supervisory Highlights report which found unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices across many consumer financial products. For example, auto lenders have originated loan balances above the real value of the car being purchased and engaged in…

CFPB: New Report Shows Workers Face Risks from Employer-Driven Credit

Report follows launch of public inquiry into the challenges and prevalence of employer-driven debt Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report highlighting the risks employer-driven debt poses to workers. After a review of responses to the CFPB’s public inquiry, the analysis describes the growing prevalence of employer-driven debt and challenges workers and consumers…

CFPB: Interagency Inquiry Launched into Costly Credit Cards and Loans Provided to Patients for Health Care Costs

Public input will bolster agencies’ broad efforts to safeguard consumers against predatory medical debt and collections practices Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) launched an inquiry into high-cost specialty financial products, such as medical credit cards and installment loans, that…

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2022 Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on 2022 mortgage lending transactions reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by 4,460 U.S. financial institutions, including banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly available information on mortgage market activity. The…