The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has entered into a Consent Order with Chime Inc., a nonbank fintech company, to settle alleged violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Subpart B of Regulation E (Remittance Transfer Rule), and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).  The Consent Order requires Chime to refund approximately $1.4 million in fees to consumers and pay a $1.5 million civil money penalty to the CFPB. … Continue Reading

On October 4, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered into a consent order with Choice Money, a New York nonbank remittance transfer provider involving violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule (“Remittance Rule”), Subpart B of Regulation E, 12 C.F.R. §§ 1005.30 to 1005.36, and the Consumer Financial Protection Act.… Continue Reading

On December 21, 2020, the CFPB issued its third consent order involving violations of Subpart B of Regulation E, 12 C.F.R. §§ 1005.30 to 1005.36, the Remittance Transfer Rule (“Remittance Rule”) in the last four months and fourth order since August 2019. This most recent consent order was issued against Envios de Valores La Nacional Corp.… Continue Reading

Earlier this week, the CFPB announced a consent order with Maxitransfers Corporation, a remittance transfer provider that allows consumers to electronically transfer funds to people or companies in foreign countries. As the Bureau noted in its press release announcing the settlement, this is the Bureau’s first enforcement action based on violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule, 12 C.F.R.… Continue Reading

The CFPB has issued a final rule that extends for five years (until July 21, 2020) the temporary exception in its remittance transfer rule that allows insured depository institutions to estimate fees and exchange rates in certain circumstances.  The rule also includes “several clarifications and technical corrections” to the rule and commentary. … Continue Reading

The Bureau has updated its examination manual with procedures to be followed when examining institutions that make remittance transfers for consumers. A remittance transfer is a wire transfer sent by a consumer in the United States to a beneficiary in another country. In response to amendments made by Dodd-Frank to the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the CFPB assumed authority over what had been the Federal Reserve’s Regulation E (as applied to consumers) and restated that regulation along with additional provisions to implement the new consumer protections for remittance transfers.… Continue Reading