In an interesting coincidence, the comment period for the CFPB’s Request for Information (“RFI”) on mobile financial services closed the same day, September 10th, that Apple announced “Apple Pay”—a new mobile wallet included with the iPhone 6 that could shake up the mobile payments landscape.  The RFI, which we reported on earlier, speaks optimistically

At yesterday’s joint FTC-CFPB roundtable on the debt collection industry, industry representatives advocated for a uniform, national standard for the documentation to be provided to debtors in the pre-litigation phase of the process. (Local court rules govern required documentation during litigation, making it unlikely that a national standard could be adopted for the litigation phase).

Industry representatives and consumer advocates collectively lamented the high non-appearance rate of debtors in court in debt collection cases at yesterday’s joint FTC-CFPB roundtable on the debt collection industry. The non-appearance rate is around 90% according to most observers, as reported in the FTC’s report on debt collection litigation, Repairing A Broken System. To debt

At yesterday’s joint FTC-CFPB roundtable on the debt collection industry, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) was referenced together with the “1970s” a number of times. Commissioner Julie Brill, in an unscripted moment in her opening remarks, smiled at the thought that the FDCPA was enacted the same year she graduated from high

The discussions at the ABA Consumer Financial Services Winter Meeting have reached biblical proportions (literally).  The participants on yesterday’s CFPB Exams and Enforcement panel read from the New Testament on “ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing” (later clarified as NOT a reference to CFPB enforcement attorneys) and how the “wise man built his house upon a

MicroscopeDuring the CFPB’s field hearing today in Detroit, Michigan, Director Cordray was clear in his opening remarks about what the Bureau sees as its supervisory priorities once it begins examining credit reporting agencies (CRAs) starting in September.  Cordray outlined three priorities:

1)         Ensuring the accuracy of information received by CRAs.  Although Cordray acknowledged that