Hours after the CFPB released its final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule on October 5, 2017, the OCC rescinded its guidance on deposit advance products.  That guidance, entitled Supervisory Concerns and Expectations Regarding Deposit Advance Products published in November 2013 (OCC Bulletin 2013-40), and substantially identical guidance issued by the FDIC on the same day,

The House Appropriations Committee has approved by a vote of 30-17 the FY17 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.  The Committee also adopted a bipartisan amendment to the bill that would block the CFPB from finalizing or enforcing a rule regulating payday lending until the CFPB submits a detailed report on the consumer impact

The leaders of four liberal and minority Congressional caucuses have written to Director Cordray to urge the CFPB to adopt “strong protections” for payday loans.  The letter was signed by the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the chairs of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

The

Six banking industry trade groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association and the Financial Services Roundtable, have sent a comment letter responding to a Department of Defense (DOD) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on changes to the coverage of the DOD’s Military Loan Act (MLA) regulations.  The MLA, as implemented by

David Silberman, the CFPB’s Associate Director of Research, Markets and Regulations, made the CFPB’s April 2013 white paper on payday and deposit advance loans the focus of his testimony at the hearing held on July 24 by the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging entitled “Payday Loans: Short-term Solution or Long-term Problem?”  

As we previously reported

On Wednesday, July 24, the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing entitled “Payday Loans: Short-term Solution or Long-term Problem?”  Senator Elizabeth Warren is a Committee member. 

There will be two panels of witnesses.  The members of the first witness panel are: 

  • David Silberman, Associate Director, Research, Markets, and Regulations, CFPB
  • Mark Pearce,

Earlier today, the CFPB released a white paper reporting on its study of 15,000,000 storefront payday loans and 100,000 accounts eligible for deposit advances (of which approximately 15% involved a deposit advance during the study period). At the same time (and probably not coincidentally), “people familiar with the matter” leaked that the OCC and FDIC