The CFPB recently announced the terms of a stipulated judgment and order in its lawsuit filed in November 2016 against (1) Access Funding, LLC (Access), a limited liability company that purchases structured settlements from consumers and two related companies (Access); (3) three individual principals of Access; and (4) an attorney who purported to provide advisory

The CFPB, FTC, DOJ, and Federal Reserve Board have filed a joint amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit urging the court to reverse a district court ruling that an individual who had already received credit from the defendant and who was not currently applying to the defendant for credit

On Monday, the CFPB and DOJ announced that they sent joint letters to landlords/property management companies and mortgage servicers regarding the protections given to servicemembers by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Letter to landlords/property management companies.  The letter only addresses SCRA protections for

In their June 2021 request for information regarding financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning, the CFPB and federal banking regulators flagged fair lending concerns as one of the risks arising from the growing use of AI by financial institutions.

Last week, in an apparent effort to increase its scrutiny of machine

The Delaware federal district court, in CFPB v. National Collegiate Master Student Loan Trust et al., has rejected the Trusts’ argument that because the enforcement action was filed by an unconstitutionally structured CFPB, it was void when filed and could not stop the statute of limitations from running.

The CFPB first filed the enforcement

At the end of last week, the CFPB sent orders to five companies that offer buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) products directing them to provide information to the Bureau.  The orders were issued as market monitoring orders under the Dodd-Frank Act, which directs the Bureau to monitor for risks to consumers in the offering or provision of consumer

The CFPB has published its Fall 2021 rulemaking agenda as part of the Fall 2021 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  The agenda’s preamble indicates that the information in the agenda is current as of November 1, 2021 and identifies the regulatory matters that the Bureau “reasonably anticipates having under consideration during the

The CFPB has issued a final rule amending Regulation Z to address the discontinuation of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) that is currently used by many creditors as the index for calculating the interest rate on credit cards and other variable-rate consumer credit products.  In 2017, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the

In remarks given on Tuesday to the National Association of State Attorneys General (NAAG), CFPB Director Chopra promoted an aggressive approach to enforcement by both the CFPB and state attorneys general (AGs).

In his most noteworthy remarks, Director Chopra:

  • Identified federal preemption as having played a major role in the 2007-2009 sub-prime mortgage crisis and

The CFPB, Fed, and OCC have published notices in the Federal Register announcing that they are increasing three exemption thresholds that are subject to annual inflation adjustments.  Effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, these exemption thresholds are increased as follows:

  • Smaller loans exempt from the appraisal requirement for “higher-priced mortgage loans,” increased from