CFPB: Credit Reporting Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic Issued

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released a policy statement outlining the responsibility of credit reporting companies and furnishers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the pandemic, many lenders are being flexible when it comes to consumers’ making payments. The Bureau’s statement underscores that consumers benefit if lenders […]

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Publish Joint Enterprise Credit Score Solicitation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) have published a Joint Credit Score Solicitation.      “The publication of the solicitation is the first step in the process of evaluating new credit score models,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria.  “FHFA will ensure that the Enterprises […]

HUD: New Report Explores Problem of “Credit Invisibility” Among HUD-Assisted Households

First-of-its-kind study examines reporting rent payments to credit reporting agencies Landlords and property management groups regularly use credit checks to make determinations about renting to potential tenants and many employers incorporate credit checks in hiring decisions. A low credit score or credit invisibility can thusly limit housing choice and employment […]

ABA: Credit Card Delinquencies Fall as Other Consumer Delinquencies Rise Slightly

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the second quarter, with delinquencies falling for bank cards (credit cards provided by banks) and rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in eight of the 11 categories […]

ABA: Foundation Invites Bank Volunteers for 2019 ‘Get Smart About Credit’ Day

Bankers visit classrooms across country on Oct. 18 to teach credit education The American Bankers Association Foundation is calling for banker volunteers for its 17th annual Get Smart About Credit campaign, an initiative designed to teach teens how to use credit effectively. Bankers will celebrate Get Smart About Credit Day […]

FHFA: Final Rule on Credit Scoring Models Published

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today sent to the Federal Register for publication a final rule on the validation and approval of third-party credit score model(s) that can be used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The rule implements the requirements in Section 310 of the Economic Growth, […]

CFPB: FTC, CFPB and States Announce Settlement with Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico announced a global settlement today with Equifax that would provide up to $700 million in monetary relief and penalties. In a complaint and proposed stipulated judgment filed in federal […]

CFPB: Regulations Proposed to Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposal would provide consumers with clear protections against harassment by debt collectors and straightforward options to address or dispute debts. Among other things, the NPRM would […]

CFPB: Get Your Credit on Track with New CFPB Booklet

Today the Bureau is releasing “Want credit to work for you?” the newest addition to the Your Money, Your Goals suite of financial empowerment tools.  The third in a series released by the Bureau, this booklet provides eight tools to help consumers through the various stages of building credit, maintaining good credit, […]