The CFPB has issued an interpretive rule addressing the application of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act/Regulation E compulsory use prohibition to COVID-19 relief payments made by federal, state, or local government agencies.

The prohibition makes it unlawful for any person to require a consumer to establish an account for the receipt of electronic funds with

PayPal filed a lawsuit against the CFPB last week in the D.C. federal district court seeking to invalidate the Bureau’s prepaid card rule (“Rule”).  The Rule became effective on April 1 of this year.

PayPal’s primary consumer offering is a “digital wallet.”  A digital wallet is primarily used by a consumer to access his or

The CFPB’s final rule on prepaid accounts, which became effective on April 1, 2019, requires issuers of prepaid accounts, with certain exceptions, to submit to the CFPB all account agreements that the issuer offers, amends, or withdraws.  The deadline for the initial submissions was May 1, 2019.  (In February 2019, the CFPB released guidance and

The CFPB has issued its October 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about prepaid cards and complaints from consumers in North Carolina and the Charlotte metro area.  The CFPB began taking prepaid card complaints in July 2014.

Earlier this month, the CFPB issued its long-anticipated final rule for general purpose prepaid accounts.  On November 17,

The CFPB has released its Spring 2016 rulemaking agenda.  The agenda sets the following timetables for key rulemaking initiatives: 

Arbitration.  The Spring 2016 agenda does not reflect the CFPB’s release of its proposed arbitration rule on May 5, 2016, stating only that the CFPB “is preparing to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking this

The CFPB released its Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda last Friday.  The agenda sets the following timetables for key rulemaking initiatives:

Arbitration.  The Fall 2015 agenda gives a December 2015 date for further prerule activities.  We assume that date reflects the December 19 due date for the report to be issued by the CFPB’s arbitration Small

Based on the CFPB’s Fall 2014 rulemaking agenda, proposed rules dealing with payday loans/deposit advance products, overdrafts, and debt collection are still months away.

The CFPB’s timetables for “prerule activities” are February 2015 for payday loans/deposit advance products, July 2015 for overdrafts, and April 2015 for debt collection.  The CFPB’s Spring 2014 agenda had