The eyes of the consumer finance world are now on the U.S. Supreme Court as it decides whether to grant the CFPB’s certiorari petition in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB (CFSA Decision).  In the CFSA Decision, a Fifth Circuit panel held the CFPB’s funding mechanism violates the Appropriations Clause of the

The CFPB  announced last week that it has entered into a proposed settlement of the lawsuit it filed in July 2020 against My Loan Doctor, LLC (“Loan Doctor”) and its founder, Edgar Radjabli, for allegedly making false, misleading, and inaccurate representations in connection with advertising Loan Doctor’s Healthcare Finance Savings CD Accounts.  The settlement requires

The CFPB recently denied the petition of Nexo Financial LLC to modify the CFPB’s Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued to Nexo, rejecting Nexo’s claim that the CFPB does not have jurisdiction to investigate crypto-lending products offered by Nexo such as its “Earn Interest Product.”  This is the first publicly-known action taken by the CFPB against

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit filed in September 2022 against the CFPB challenging the CFPB’s recent update to the Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) section of its examination manual to include discrimination.  The other plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the unopposed request of the Community Financial Services Association for a 30-day extension until January 13, 2023 to file its brief in opposition to the CFPB’s certiorari petition seeking review of the Fifth Circuit panel decision in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB.  In

The CFPB has filed a certiorari petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the Fifth Circuit panel decision in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB that held the CFPB’s funding mechanism violates the Appropriations Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  Given the daunting odds the CFPB would have faced in seeking

The CFPB and All American Check Cashing have agreed to a settlement in the CFPB’s enforcement action filed against All American in 2016 for alleged violations of the CFPA’s UDAAP prohibition in connection with check cashing services and small dollar loans offered by All American.  The settlement comes less than a month after a Fifth

Even though I often disagree with Professor Levitin’s opinions and policy positions about consumer financial services developments, I maintain high respect for him because he is very knowledgeable in this area. Shortly after the Fifth Circuit held that the CFPB was unconstitutionally funded and invalidated the Payday Loan Rule, Adam published a blog on Credit

Pursuant to the agreed motion for a stay filed by the CFPB and Populus Financial Group, Inc., which does business as ACE Cash Express, the Texas federal district court hearing the CFPB’s enforcement action against Populus has stayed the lawsuit until after the Fifth Circuit issues its mandate in Community Financial Services Association of America