A bi-partisan group of House members has sent a letter to CFPB Director Chopra to express concern about the CFPB’s rule setting forth its procedures for establishing supervisory authority over nonbanks engaged in conduct that poses risk to consumers.

The Dodd-Frank Act provides that the CFPB can supervise a nonbank covered person that the CFPB “has reasonable cause to determine, by order, after notice to the covered person and a reasonable opportunity for such covered person to respond .… Continue Reading

We first review the scope of the CFPB’s supervisory authority granted by Dodd-Frank and the source of its authority to supervise nonbanks that present risks to consumers.  We then discuss how we expect the CFPB to use its risk-based authority, including the types of products it may target and its decision to make public the identities nonbanks. … Continue Reading

The OCC’s Semiannual Risk Perspective report focuses on key issues that pose threats to bank safety and soundness and legal compliance.  Among such issues discussed in the Spring 2019 report, which generally reflects bank data as of December 31, 2018, are risks arising from financial innovation and new technologies.

One of the most significant issues discussed in the report involves artificial intelligence and alternative data, with the OCC highlighting the potential fair lending risks arising from these innovations. … Continue Reading

Last week, the CFPB proposed procedures for asserting its supervisory authority over nonbanks engaged in conduct that poses risk to consumers. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB has authority to supervise a nonbank, regardless of its size, that the CFPB has reasonable cause to determine “is engaging, or has engaged, in conduct that poses risks to consumers with regard to the offering or provision of consumer financial products or services.”
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