The CFPB has unveiled its latest “Know Before You Owe” initiative aimed at consumers shopping for an auto loan.  The new initiative was accompanied by the CFPB’s release of a report entitled “Consumer Voices on Automobile Financing” that is intended to share the CFPB’s research about how consumers approach decisions about auto financing.

In an earlier post about the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” project, I commented that it was unclear how the CFPB intended to approach required RESPA/TILA disclosures other than the early TILA disclosure and the RESPA good faith estimate. The project was launched in May to design a simplified mortgage loan disclosure combining the disclosures

The CFPB is close to wrapping up its “Know Before You Owe” project to design a simplified mortgage loan disclosure combining the disclosures required by TILA and RESPA. In addition to completing its proposed design, the CFPB will be writing rules to accompany the new disclosure forms. That message was delivered by Pat McCoy, the

On September 15, 2011, Raj Date delivered a speech in Philadelphia entitled “Lessons Learned From the Financial Crisis: the Need for the CFPB.”  Although the speech was, in some part, an effort to validate the need for the CFPB in the first place, Mr. Date’s remarks present interesting clues about the CFPB’s early