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CFPB Unveils Prototype Model Forms for Overdraft

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On August 4, 2017, the CFPB released four “prototype” model overdraft disclosure forms styled under its “Know Before You Owe” initiatives with a press release. The CFPB said the forms were designed to clarify the risks and costs of overdraft coverage for consumers. The press release and forms were accompanied by a report entitled Data Point:… Read More

CFPB’s Two-Year Policy Priorities

Posted in Arbitration, Auto Lending, CFPB, Mortgage, Student Lending

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the CFPB held a Consumer Advisory Board meeting in which it outlined its forward-looking supervision and enforcement priorities. After the Board meeting, the CFPB published a summary of these priorities that promises the following, among other things, during the next two years: Rulemakings related to arbitration and debt collection; Rigorous… Read More

Bureau Tells Banks to Offer Overdraft-Free Accounts, Sends Warning on Reporting

Posted in CFPB, Regulatory Developments

On February 3, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a series of steps designed to improve consumer access to checking accounts by (a) encouraging banks and credit unions to make available and widely market “lower-risk accounts that help consumers avoid overdrafts”; (b) warning banks and credit unions that failure to meet accuracy obligations when… 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

CFPB Looking to Conduct Survey on Overdraft Disclosure Forms

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The CFPB is looking into conducting a national web survey of 8,000 individuals as part of its study of ATM/debit card overdraft disclosure forms, and is inviting comments. The survey would “explore consumer comprehension and decision-making in response to revised overdraft disclosure forms,” as well as “financial product usage, behavioral traits, and other consumer characteristics… Read More

OCC Takes a Page from the CFPB’s Playbook on Overdraft Programs

Posted in CFPB, Regulatory Developments

On February 11, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an “updated” installment to the Comptroller’s Handbook in a new booklet entitled “Deposit-Related Consumer Credit.” In doing so, the OCC stole a page from the playbook used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in its notice of proposed rulemaking on… Read More