The CFPB has released a set of “Consumer Protection Principles” for participants “in the developing market for services based on the consumer-authorized use of financial data.”  According to the CFPB, the principles “do not themselves establish binding requirements or obligations relevant to the Bureau’s exercise of its rulemaking, supervisory, or enforcement authority” and

In November 2016, the CFPB issued a request for information about market practices related to consumer access to financial information.  The RFI contained a series of questions about current market practice related to “consumer-permissioned access,” a term used by the CFPB to refer to consumer access to consumer financial account and account-related information, whether directly

The CFPB has filed a lawsuit in a Maryland federal district court against: (1) Access Funding, LLC (Access), a limited liability company that purchases structured settlements from consumers; (2) Access’ managing member limited liability company and Access’ successor limited liability company; (3) three individual principals of Access; and (4) an attorney who allegedly provided advisory