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Financial Services Report – Winter 2017

Posted in Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Credit Cards, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Indirect Auto Lending, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators

The holidays came early for the financial services industry. First, the Senate voted to repeal the CFPB’s rule banning class waivers in arbitration agreements in consumer financial contracts. Then, Richard Cordray stepped down as CFPB Director. Former Director Cordray’s attempt to name his interim successor hours before submitting his formal resignation created dueling interim directors… Read More

CFPB Releases Final Payday Lending Rule

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments

On October 5, 2017, the CFPB released its final rule for short-term loans. The nearly 1,700 page rule appears to follow the proposed short-term lending rule with several notable changes. Most notably, the CFPB did not finalize rules relating to underwriting requirements for long-term loans that do not have balloon payments. Read our client alert.

Leading on Leads? CFPB Takes Action Against Online Lead Aggregators

Posted in CFPB, Enforcement Actions, Payday Lending, Privacy, UDAAP

On September 6, 2017, the CFPB announced that it has taken action against an online lead aggregator. The allegations revolved around the company’s selling personal information of consumers who were interested in small-dollar or installment loans to online lenders. It was alleged that the loans ultimately offered to consumers were, or were likely to be, void… Read More

Financial Services Report – Summer 2017

Posted in Add On Products, Arbitration, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Investigations, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators, Student Lending

Summer blockbuster season is officially upon us. Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? What about Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2? It’s déjà vu all over again with Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Transformers, Cars, Spider Man, and more Inconvenient Truths from Al Gore all coming to a theatre near… Read More

Financial Services Report – Spring 2017

Posted in Arbitration, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Electronic Payments, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Investigations, Military Issues, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators, Student Lending

In like a lion, out like a lamb—it works for weather; does it work for new administrations? We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll have to wait and see about the length of CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s tenure and the fate of Dodd-Frank, as it appears the Trump administration is focusing on other priorities. So… Read More

Financial Services Report – Winter 2016

Posted in Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Credit Cards, Disparate Impact, Electronic Payments, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Military Issues, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators, UDAAP

Hope you survived all of those awkward Thanksgiving holiday conversations—amazing how divided people are on whether the court got it right in the PHH case, isn’t it? So on we go into the holiday season, while visions of Dodd-Frank repeal dance in our heads. No long winter’s nap for the CFPB, not with the inauguration… Read More

Financial Services Report – Fall 2016

Posted in Add On Products, Arbitration, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Disparate Impact, Electronic Payments, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Military Issues, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, UDAAP

So much for summer! The weather is cooling, the kids are back to school, and we better not see you wearing white so long after Labor Day! For those of you having a little trouble getting back in the swing of things, we thought we’d lead with just a few of the animals making headlines… Read More

A Closer Look at the CFPB’s Proposed Short-Term Lending Rule

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments, UDAAP

As we previously reported in our June 3, 2016 client alert, the CFPB has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for short-term loans. In this follow-up alert, we take a closer look at the Proposed Rule and its implications for consumer lending generally. Although the Proposed Rule is often characterized as a “payday loan rule,”… Read More

The CFPB’s Payday Lending Rulemaking is Here With Sweeping Implications for the Short-Term Credit Industry

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments, UDAAP

On June 2, 2016, the CFPB released its long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Proposed Rule”) on short-term lending. Although the rulemaking has been characterized as the “payday loan rule,” it is sweeping in terms of the products covered and the limitations it would impose on the short-term consumer lending industry generally. The Proposed Rule is… Read More

Online Payday Lending Report Released by CFPB

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending

The CFPB released a report entitled “Online Payday Loan Payments” (“Report”) on April 20, 2016. The Report examined short-term, small-dollar loans (i.e., payday loans) originated by online lenders during an 18-month period in 2011 and 2012. The CFPB examined the costs that may be incurred in connection with online short-term loans due to overdraft or… Read More

Senate Legislation to Regulate Small-Dollar Loans and Prepaid Cards

Posted in Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments

On April 7, 2016, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the “Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic Lending Act of 2016,” or “SAFE Lending Act of 2016,” amending the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (“EFTA”) to include new limitations on small-dollar loans and prepaid cards. S. 2760 is cosponsored by… Read More

Lawmakers Request That the CFPB Consult With State Officials Before Proceeding With Its Proposed Rulemaking on Short-Term Lending

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments

In an April 8, 2016 letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB,” or “Bureau”), Representatives Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) requested that the Bureau convene a forum of state and tribal officials to discuss their perspectives and experiences with regulating short-term, small-dollar credit products, prior to issuance of… Read More

Financial Services Report – Spring 2016

Posted in Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Disparate Impact, Electronic Payments, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Foreclosure, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators, UDAAP

Why another law firm newsletter? Over ten years ago, Will Stern answered that question in the first Editor’s Note of the first Financial Services Report. Some things have changed since then—we no longer print and mail paper copies, and we report on issues that were not even a twinkle in anyone’s eye back then (the… Read More

CFPB Signals No Change in Course Is Likely on Its Short-Term Lending Proposal

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments

On February 23, 2016, CFPB Director Richard Cordray signaled that the Bureau’s anticipated rulemaking on short-term lending is likely to closely resemble its March 2015 “Outline of Proposals Under Consideration and Alternatives Considered” for regulating the payday, or short-term lending market and may provide a safe harbor approach. Read our client alert.

Financial Services Report – Winter 2015

Posted in Add On Products, Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Credit Cards, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Indirect Auto Lending, Military Issues, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Privacy, Regulatory Developments, Student Lending, UDAAP

We are a full service newsletter, so we offer these can’t-miss Christmas gift ideas for the hard-to-please. Hoverboards are the “It” gift this season, but what about all the poor souls who don’t own one? We’ve devised a remote that lets you seize control from a distance and slam the thing in reverse, toggle forward,… Read More

CFPB Publishes Semi-Annual Rulemaking Agenda

Posted in Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Credit Reports, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments, Student Lending

Just in time for the holidays, the CFPB released its Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda on Friday, November 20. The agenda does not include any major surprises, but it does slightly revise the projected timeline for several highly anticipated rulemaking activities. This alert lays out the highlights to consider between doses of turkey, football, and family…. Read More

Financial Services Report – Fall 2015

Posted in Arbitration, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Investigations, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Privacy, UDAAP

The kids may be back in school, but it was the adults who got smarter. North Korea moved to its own time zone, so now it lags only a half hour behind everyone else. Think about it. Show up late for work but still be on time. Know that the bartender really doesn’t mean it… Read More

Financial Services Report – Summer 2015

Posted in Arbitration, CFPB, Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Enforcement Actions, Fair Lending, Investigations, Mobile Payments, Mortgage, Payday Lending, Preemption, Privacy, UDAAP

June is crowded with celebrations. It feels like a Tokyo subway. June is the month of weddings, graduations, flag days, and dad daze. June 15 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. This month we acclaim Summer Solstice, Gay Pride Month, and National Aquarium Month. And who could forget National Accordion Awareness Month? Seriously?… Read More

Come One, Come All

Posted in Auto Lending, CFPB, Payday Lending

On June 18, 2015, the CFPB will hold a public meeting of the Consumer Advisory Board to discuss trends and themes in the consumer finance market place.  In particular, the agenda will include the Bureau’s recent proposal to regulate payday loans, auto-title loans, and certain longer-term credit products. As we’ve previously reported, the Bureau is… Read More

The CFPB Outlines an Approach to So-Called “Debt Trap” Products

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending

At a field hearing in Richmond, Virginia on March 26, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlined the proposal it is considering to regulate payday lending. The proposal would cover short- and long-term payday loans, as well as vehicle title loans, deposit advance products, and certain high-cost installment and open-end loans. The CFPB views these… Read More

CFPB Intends to Regulate Payday Lenders

Posted in CFPB, Payday Lending, Regulatory Developments, State Regulators

According to a report in The New York Times’ Dealbook, the payday lending regulations the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is drafting would govern a broader range of short-term loans than some may like, with car title loans and installment loans falling under the guidelines, and would create measures aimed at curbing what the Bureau has… Read More