In a blog post that appeared last week, the CFPB reported on research into various factors considered significant in explaining current credit card interest rates.  The CFPB reported that over 175 million Americans have at least one credit card, half of which carry a balance that continues to accrue increasingly high interest rates.  In an

The CFPB has issued an approval order through its Compliance Assistance Sandbox Policy (CAS Policy) to Synchrony Bank in connection with a proposed “dual-feature” credit card (DFCC) program.

The CFPB instituted the CAS Policy in 2019 in an attempt to encourage innovation through the testing of financial products that could benefit consumers but might pose

The CFPB has issued a statement regarding its supervisory and enforcement practices in connection with the electronic provision of certain credit card disclosures during the pandemic that are required by Regulation Z to be provided in writing.

The Bureau discusses the use of E-Sign consent to provide disclosures electronically that pursuant to underlying law, such

The CFPB has issued a statement regarding its supervisory and enforcement approach to Regulation Z billing error resolution timeframes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the statement, the Bureau acknowledges that some creditors and entities such as merchants, particularly those that are small businesses, may be facing significant operational disruptions as a result of

The CFPB has released the Summer 2019 edition of its Supervisory Highlights.  The report discusses the Bureau’s examination findings in the areas of automobile loan originations, credit card account management, debt collection, furnishing, and mortgage originations.

Key findings include the following:

Auto loan originations.  Auto lenders were found to have engaged in an abusive

The CFPB’s fourth biennial report on the credit card market was issued at the end of August.

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) requires the CFPB to perform periodic market reviews.  The CFPB’s first CARD Act report was issued in October 2013, its second report was issued in December

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Minneapolis, and on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Sioux Falls, Ballard Spahr will host complimentary card issuer workshops.  The workshops are intended to assist companies involved in issuing, marketing, or servicing credit or prepaid cards in meeting their compliance obligations as they face a constantly changing regulatory landscape.

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In this week’s podcast, we look at co-brand credit card rewards and loyalty programs from the differing perspectives of banks and their merchant partners, including why these programs are important and the issues and challenges they present.  We also discuss marketplace trends, assess the risks created by the current regulatory environment, and offer steps for