The CFPB has finalized its proposed revisions to its Policy to Encourage Trial Disclosure Programs” (TDP Policy) and policy on “no-action” letters (NAL Policy) and has also finalized its proposal to create a new “product sandbox” policy. In addition, the CFPB has announced the creation of the American Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN) to facilitate coordination between the CFPB, other federal regulators, and state regulators and the CFPB’s issuance of the first NAL under the revised NAL Policy. … Continue Reading
A group of 11 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia AG submitted a comment letter to the CFPB on its proposed revisions to its trial disclosure policy (TDP) in which they ask the Bureau to withdraw or substantially modify its proposal. Led by the Illinois AG, the other ten state AGs who are signatories to the letter are the AGs of California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington.… Continue Reading
The CFPB’s proposed revisions to its “Policy to Encourage Trial Disclosure Programs” (TDP Policy) have been strongly criticized by consumer and public interest groups who, in addition to other objections, assert that the proposal exceeds the Bureau’s authority under Section 1032(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Section 1032(e)(1) provides:
The Bureau may permit a covered person to conduct a trial program that is limited in time and scope, subject to specified standards and procedures, for the purpose of providing trial disclosures to consumers that are designed to improve upon any model form issued [by the CFPB pursuant to its authority to prescribe disclosure rules under Section 1032 and issue related model forms], or any other model form issued to implement an enumerated statute, as applicable.… Continue Reading
In this week’s podcast, Ballard Spahr attorneys Alan Kaplinsky and James Kim discuss the implications of the CFPB’s first enforcement action under Acting Director Mulvaney and analyze the amendments proposed by the CFPB to its trial disclosure policy (TDP). Alan chairs Ballard’s Consumer Financial Services Group and James, a partner in the CFS Group, was formerly a CFPB Senior Enforcement Attorney.… Continue Reading
We have revised the blog to more fully discuss the effect of a waiver on potential UDAAP liability.
The CFPB is proposing significant revisions to its “Policy to Encourage Trial Disclosure Programs” (TDP Policy), which sets forth the Bureau’s standards and procedures for exempting individual companies, on a case-by-case basis, from applicable federal disclosure requirements to allow those companies to test trial disclosures. … Continue Reading
The CFPB has finalized its policy for exempting individual companies, on a case-by-case basis, from applicable federal disclosure requirements to allow those companies to test trial disclosures. The final policy encourages “banks, thrifts, credit unions, and other financial services companies to innovate by proposing and conducting [trial disclosure] programs.”
In issuing the policy, the CFPB relies on its authority under Dodd-Frank Section 1032(e) to permit providers of consumer financial services and products “to conduct a trial program that is limited in time and scope, subject to specified standards and procedures, for the purpose of providing trial disclosures to consumers.” … Continue Reading