Professor Peterson, who served at the CFPB under former Director Cordray, shares his perspective on the CFPB’s publicly-announced enforcement activities and initiatives under Director Chopra and what they might signal for future enforcement and supervisory activities.  The matters discussed include the UDAAP implications of the CFPB’s focus on pricing in its enforcement action against JPay, the CFPB’s use of UDAAP to challenge discrimination not involving credit, and the CFPB’s junk fees initiative and approach to technology. … Continue Reading

In Cohen v. Capital One Funding, LLC, the federal district court for the Eastern District of New York  joined the federal district court for the Western District of New York in Petersen v. Chase Card Funding, LLC in holding that the National Bank Act (NBA) preempts claims that the interest charged on credit card receivables assigned to affiliated securitization trusts violated New York usury law.… Continue Reading

Former CFPB Senior Counsel for Enforcement Strategy Chris Peterson, who is currently a Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has announced his candidacy for Utah Governor.  Chris also currently serves as the Financial Services Director and Senior Fellow of the Consumer Federation of America.

Chris is the drafter of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act which has been introduced in the House (H.R.… Continue Reading

The Act, which has been introduced in the House (H.R. 5050) and Senate (S. 2833), would impose a 36% national usury limit on most forms of consumer credit.  We are joined by the bill’s drafter, Professor Chris Peterson of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, for a discussion of the rationale for the cap, its potential impact on credit access, the implementation process if enacted, and the bill’s status and political prospects.… Continue Reading