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

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.  Additionally, the CFPB

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,