Earlier this week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore. We have issued an E-alert discussing this important case, which we expect will resolve whether a spouse-guarantor is an “applicant” under the ECOA. Notably, the CFPB joined in an amicus brief filed by the United States in support of Regulation B’s definition of “applicant,” which includes guarantors. … Continue Reading

The CFPB, together with the Solicitor General, has submitted an amicus brief in Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, the case in which the question before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) applies to loan guarantors.  The Court agreed to hear the case in March 2015 and is expected to hear oral argument in the Court’s term that begins in October 2015.… Continue Reading