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

The CFPB’s growing interest in and scrutiny of BNPL comes at a time when the BNPL industry is experiencing rapid growth.  That makes it imperative for both companies currently offering BNPL products and companies considering whether to enter into the BNPL market to be aware of the practices that are likely to receive increased CFPB

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

The CFPB has announced that it will be reopening the comment period on its November 2021 request for public comments to inform its inquiry into large technology companies that offer payment services.  In October 2021, the CFPB sent orders to six large technology platforms offering payment services that directed them to provide information to the

The CFPB  has taken a significant step towards issuing regulations to implement Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act by releasing an outline of the proposals it is considering in preparation for convening a small business review panel (Panel).  Section 1033 authorizes the CFPB to issue rules requiring “a covered person [to] make available to a

The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to CFPB Director Chopra in which it urges the CFPB not to shift liability to banks for peer to peer (P2P) payments using an online-money transfer platform in which the consumer who authorized the payment subsequently claims it was made to a scammer.

The ABA sent its

On October 26, 2022, President Biden appeared at the White House with Rohit Chopra, CFPB Director, and Lina Khan, FTC Chair, to announce that his Administration is taking action to eliminate all “junk fees,” such as fees for deposited checks that are returned unpaid, surprise banking overdraft fees, hidden hotel booking fees and termination charges

The CFPB has told two courts, an Illinois federal district court and the Ninth Circuit, that the Fifth Circuit panel decision holding that the Bureau’s funding mechanism is unconstitutional is “neither controlling nor correct” and “mistaken.” 

The CFPB addressed the panel’s decision in Community Financial Services Association v. CFPB in its response to the Notice

Last week, the CFPB filed a lawsuit against ACTIVE Network LLC (“Active”), an online event registration company, in a Texas federal district court alleging that the company is deceiving customers into joining its fee-based membership club, “Active Advantage.”  Event organizers seeking to host community activities such as youth camps and charity race events contract with

In a decision with enormous potential implications, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the manner in which the CFPB is funded violates the Appropriations Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  After reviewing the decision, we discuss: the CFPB’s strategic options for next litigation steps; the