The CFPB has reissued its guidance on service providers which was formerly titled CFPB Bulletin 2012-03, and as published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2016, is now titled “Compliance Bulletin and Policy Guidance 2016-02.”

The reissued guidance includes an amendment that the CFPB described as “needed to clarify that supervised entities have

Earlier this year, the CFPB filed a complaint in Atlanta federal district court targeting an alleged debt collection scam in which not only were the debt collectors named as defendants (Debt Collectors) but three companies involved in providing payment processing services to the Debt Collectors were also named as defendants.  One of those companies processed

Nathan Newman, from an organization called Tech Progress, posted recently on Huffington Post calling for the CFPB to regulate online advertising.  I spend a lot of time working on financial services online advertising issues, so this caught my eye (and also because it was highlighted in yesterday’s Consumer Bankers Association’s SmartBrief).

Newman posits that