Regulatory and Enforcement

By a five to four vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning in Seila Law that the CFPB’s single-director-removable-for-cause leadership structure violates the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution.  Seven of the justices agreed that the provision in Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act that gives the Director for-cause removal protection can be

The FDIC has issued its widely anticipated final rule resolving the uncertainty caused by the Second Circuit’s Madden v. Midland Funding decision.  Madden held that a non-bank entity that purchased charged-off loans from a national bank could not charge the same rate of interest on the loans as the national bank was able to charge

The CFPB recently proposed a temporary extension of the qualified mortgage (QM) that is based on a loan being eligible for sale to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (often referred to as the “GSE Patch”). The CFPB also proposed to replace the strict 43% debt-to-income (DTI) ratio basis for the general QM with an approach

Several industry trade groups have sent a letter to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in which they set forth proposed FAQs to assist compliance with the new requirements relating to consumers’ language proficiency that were recently added to NYC’s existing debt collection regulations and request that the effective date of the

On June 23, 2020, the CFPB published a new interpretive rule (the “Interpretive Rule”) to update the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data fields that are used to identify “underserved” areas. Certain provisions of Regulation Z, that apply to creditors doing business in “rural or underserved” areas, look to the HMDA-based identification of “underserved” areas

The OCC has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments in connection with a comprehensive review of its regulations on electronic activities of national banks (12 CFR part 7, subpart E) and federal savings associations (12 CFR part 155).  Comments on the ANPR must be received by August

The CFPB has entered into a consent order with three companies to settle the Bureau’s claims that the companies violated the Dodd-Frank UDAAP prohibition and the FCRA in connection with contracts for deeds that they issued and serviced.  The settlement requires one of the companies to pay a $25,000 civil money penalty and the two