Regulatory and Enforcement

The CFPB recently issued a Request for Information Regarding Mortgage Refinances and Forbearances (RFI) Comments on the RFI will be due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

In the release announcing the RFI, the CFPB states that the RFI “is an example of the CFPB’s new approach to promoting competition and new

Last week, the CFPB issued its long-awaited report on buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) products.  While the report identifies consumer risk and harms arising from BNPL products, it does not discuss any actions that the CFPB plans to take based on the report.  Those follow-up actions were left for Director Chopra to preview in his prepared remarks on

On September 13, 2022, Public Justice and other consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra urging the CFPB to limit the use of “forced” arbitration provisions by banks and other consumer finance companies.  According to reports appearing in Law360 and BNA, at a virtual event organized by Public Justice and

In a blog post on Monday, the CFPB advised that it is concerned about the impact of rising car prices on consumer’s financial health, particularly consumers with sub-prime or near prime credit scores.  The most recent Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concluded that the

Expressing a range of concerns, several key industry groups submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) last week regarding its proposed rule that would impose new substantive and disclosure obligations on auto-dealers in the auto finance process.  The public comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the Motor Vehicle Dealers Trade

We recently wrote about a Law 360 report indicating that the CFPB appears unlikely, at least in the near future, to undertake new rulemaking that would regulate the use of consumer arbitration agreements.  The report was based on comments made by CFPB Director Rohit Chopra at a virtual meeting organized by Public Justice.  However, another

On Friday, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced two developments:  First, the release of a 66-page report, The Role of Law Enforcement in Detecting, Investigating, and Prosecuting Criminal Activity Related to Digital Assets (the “Report”), issued under President Biden’s March 9, 2022 Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.  Second, the establishment

If you’re collecting debt for nursing home care, you might want to double check who is responsible for payment.  Last week, in conjunction with a field hearing, the CFPB issued a new Consumer Financial Protection Circular and an Issue Spotlight on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations

The CFPB has issued its long-awaited report on buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) products.  Titled “Buy Now, Pay Later: Market trends and consumer impacts,” the report is based on the information the CFPB received from the five providers of BNPL products to whom it issued market monitoring orders in December 2021 and comments received by

A group of 12 Republican Senators have sent a letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra in which they urge him “to reverse course and stop using inappropriate tactics to harm financial institutions’ reputations and customer relationships in order to advance your liberal policy preferences.”

In their letter, the Senators assert that “rather than operating as