The CFPB has filed a motion to lift the stay of the compliance date for the payment provisions in its 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule).

In May 2018, the Texas federal district court hearing the lawsuit filed by two trade groups challenging the 2017 Rule entered an order staying the lawsuit. … Continue Reading

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in Collins v. Yellin (previously captioned Collins v. Mnuchin), controversy quickly erupted over the decision’s implications for the CFPB in three pending cases: All American Check Cashing and the two cases involving the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule).… Continue Reading

The CFPB has filed its reply in support of its cross-motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by two industry trade groups challenging the CFPB’s final rule on Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans (the 2017 Rule).  The briefing on the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment has now closed. … Continue Reading

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it has hired a contractor to conduct one-on-one consumer interviews “to evaluate and refine potential options for a Bureau-designed payday loan disclosure.”  The Bureau indicated when it issued its final rule rescinding the ability-to-repay provisions in its final payday loan rule that it planned to conduct research on developing potential disclosures for payday loans.… Continue Reading

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, represented by Public Citizen and the Center for Responsible Lending, filed a lawsuit against the CFPB in D.C. federal district court seeking to overturn the CFPB’s July 2020 final rule (2020 Rule) that rescinded the ability-to-repay provisions in its 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule). … Continue Reading

The CFPB has filed its combined cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by industry trade groups challenging the CFPB’s final rule on Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans (the Rule).  The combined motion and opposition follows the filing of an Amended Complaint by the trade groups focused on the Rule’s payments provisions, the filing of an Answer to the Amended Complaint by the CFPB, and the filing of a motion for summary judgment by the trade groups.… Continue Reading

The CFPB has released the Summer 2020 edition of its Supervisory Highlights.  The report discusses the Bureau’s examinations in the areas of consumer reporting, debt collection, deposits, fair lending, mortgage servicing, and payday lending that were completed between September 2019 and December 2019.

Key findings are described below.

Consumer reporting. … Continue Reading

On August 28, 2020, the industry trade groups challenging the CFPB’s final Rule on Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans (the Rule) filed their Amended Complaint in accordance with the briefing schedule recently entered by the court.  The Amended Complaint focuses on the payment provisions of the Rule but the trade groups have expressly reserved the right to renew their challenges to the underwriting provisions of the Rule in the event the Bureau’s revocation of those provisions is set aside for any reason, including legislative, executive, administrative or judicial action.… Continue Reading

The Texas federal district court hearing the lawsuit filed by two trade groups challenging the CFPB’s 2017 final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (2017 Rule) has entered an order lifting the stay of the lawsuit, originally entered in June 2018 on the heels of the trade groups’ motion for a preliminary injunction and before the CFPB’s response to the motion or answer to the complaint in the case.… Continue Reading

After we recap the 2017 final rule and its implications for industry, we discuss the CFPB’s actions to eliminate its ability-to-repay provisions but keep its payment provisions, possible use of the Congressional Review Act to restore the entire 2017 rule, status of the Texas litigation challenging the 2017 rule, potential impact of the 2020 presidential election, and our thoughts on preparing for the advent of the payment provisions.… Continue Reading