The Consumer Bankers Association has sent a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives urging the House to enact legislation that replaces the CFPB’s single director leadership structure with a five-person, bipartisan commission.

The CBA advocates for such legislation as a way to avoid the adverse consequences that it believes would result if the Supreme Court were to rule in Seila Law that the CFPB’s current structure is unconstitutional and the appropriate remedy is to sever the Dodd-Frank Act’s provision that only allows the President to remove the CFPB Director “for cause.” … Continue Reading

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House earlier this week, the Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2018 (H.R. 5266), would create a bipartisan five-member commission to run the CFPB.  The bill was introduced by two Democratic House members and its cosponsors include a Republican House member.  H.R. 5266 would also change the CFPB’s name to the “Financial Product Safety Commission.”… Continue Reading

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the CFPB and Fed has issued a report on the results of its evaluation of the effectiveness of the CFPB’s Examiner Commissioning Program (ECP) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program.  In conducting the evaluation, the OIG assessed the design, implementation, and execution of the two programs.… Continue Reading

A group of 22 trade associations sent a letter last week to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees expressing their “strong support” for the creation of a five-member bipartisan commission to lead the CFPB.  The trade associations include the American Bankers Association, American Financial Services Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc.… Continue Reading

In a letter sent to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader-elect Schumer, the Consumer Bankers Association, the Credit Union National Association, the Independent Community Bankers of America, and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions urge Congress to pass legislation to create a five-member commission to run the CFPB.

In their letter, the trade groups note that the CFPB “has recently finalized, or is in the process of finalizing, several rules, including arbitration, small dollar, third-party debt collection, and prepaid cards.” … Continue Reading

According to Politico, the Trump transition team has created “landing teams” that will be tasked with going into federal agencies to prepare for the change in Administrations.

Politico has reported that Paul Atkins, who leads the transition team for independent regulatory agencies, will be on the landing team for the CFPB as well as the landing teams for the FDIC and OCC.… Continue Reading

House Republicans are making another attempt to replace the CFPB’s director with a five-member commission.  A similar attempt passed the House early last year but did not reach a vote in the Senate.

H.R. 1266, introduced earlier this week by Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer, is entitled the “Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2015.” … Continue Reading

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an Order vacating a nearly $8 million judgment won by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in its lawsuit against Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. (Nationwide), an Ohio mortgage services company.  The Ninth Circuit remanded the case to the district court for further analysis based on recent rulings related to the constitutionality of the CFPB.… Continue Reading

Last week, the Biden Administration released a “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights” (Blueprint), which sets forth five principles intended to “create a shared baseline for fairness for renters in the housing market” and directs various federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to take various actions to further those principles. … Continue Reading

On January 12, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a report highlighting an increase in reported incidents of identity theft by servicemembers.  The report, titled “Servicemember reports about identity theft are increasing,” cited to data from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that showed nearly 50,000 cases of identity theft involving military consumers (including servicemembers, veterans, and their family members) in 2021. … Continue Reading