ABA: Foundation Launches 2023 Financial Education Campaigns, Three-Year Initiative to Reach 5 Million Americans

The theme for this year’s campaigns is ‘Protecting Your Financial Future’ The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2023 financial education campaigns, calling on America’s banks and their more than two million employees to participate in these important industry programs and help more consumers achieve long-term financial stability. It […]

CFPB: Rule Proposed to Establish Public Registry of Terms & Conditions in Form Contracts That Claim to Waive or Limit Consumer Rights & Protections

Companies can use terms and conditions in non-negotiable form contracts to try to hide consumer harm, to stifle criticism about products and services, and to undermine consumer financial protection law Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule to establish a public registry of supervised nonbanks’ terms and […]

CFPB: New Report Issued on Complaints Regarding TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax

Analysis of nearly half a million complaints reveals ongoing challenges Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an annual report that details improvements and deficiencies in the nationwide consumer reporting companies’ responses to consumer complaints transmitted by the CFPB. Today’s report includes considerations for the nationwide consumer reporting companies to improve […]

CFPB: Supervisory Examinations Find Credit Reporting Failures, Junk Fees and Mishandling of COVID-19 Protections

Agency examiners find legal violations across consumer financial products and services Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations identified during the CFPB’s supervisory examinations in the first half of 2022. The report details key findings across consumer financial products and services, […]

CFPB: New Guidance Issued to Address Investigation Practices by Consumer Reporting Agencies

When consumer reporting companies and furnishers fail to investigate disputed information, consumers are left paying higher interest rates and face greater difficulty finding housing, employment Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a circular to affirm that neither consumer reporting companies nor information furnishers can skirt dispute investigation requirements. […]

FHFA: Validation of FICO 10T and Vantage Score 4.0 Announced for Use by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the validation and approval of both the FICO 10T credit score model and the VantageScore 4.0 credit score model for use by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). “Today’s decision will benefit borrowers and the Enterprises, along with maintaining safety and […]

CFPB: Guidance Issued to Address Junk Data in Credit Reports

Effort seeks to address false information on the credit reports of children in foster care and the general public Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance to consumer reporting companies about their obligation to screen for and eliminate obviously false “junk data” from consumers’ credit reports. Companies need […]

CFPB: New Study Details the Rapid Growth of “Buy Now, Pay Later” Lending

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report offering key insights on the Buy Now, Pay Later industry. The report, Buy Now, Pay Later: Market trends and consumer impacts, finds that industry grew rapidly during the pandemic, but borrowers may receive uneven disclosures and protections. The five firms surveyed […]

CFPB: Analysis Published on Potential Impacts of Medical Debt Credit Reporting Changes

Removing Paid Collections Will Have Limited Benefit Across Consumer Groups Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an analysis of how actions announced by the three largest national consumer reporting companies – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion – will affect people who have allegedly unpaid medical debt on their credit […]

CFPB: Advisory Issued to Protect Privacy When Companies Compile Personal Data

Advisory affirms that “permissible purposes” are required to use and share credit reports and background reports Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a legal interpretation to ensure that companies that use and share credit reports and background reports have a permissible purpose under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. […]