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OCC, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and Federal Reserve Join in Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence and Usage in Financial Services

In a joint statement today, five federal financial regulatory agencies announced a consultation pertaining to the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as machine learning (ML) within financial institutions. The agencies seek information from the public on how financial institutions use AI in their… Read More

Regulators are As Concerned about Consumer Preference in Debt Collection as Creditors, TrueAccord Exec Reveals

Regulators care “as much about consumer preference in debt collection as creditors,” according to Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Vice President Legal & Compliance at TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health.” Kelly, who’s based in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

Gensler’s and Chopra’s Nominations to SEC and CFPB Move to Full Senate for Vote

Last week, the Senate Banking Committee voted to 14-10 to move forward with Gary Gensler’s nomination as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On the same day, the vote was taken on Rohit Chopra and his nomination as Director of the Consumer Financial… Read More

CFPB Approves Payactiv’s Request for Earned Wage Products

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued “compliance assistance sandbox” (CAS) approval for PayActiv regarding its “earned wage access” (EWA) products.  EWA products allow employees access to their earned but unpaid wages prior to payday. A Public Benefit Company, Payactiv can help employees access… Read More

Open Banking: CFPB Looks for Feedback on Consumer Access to Financial Records

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) requesting information related to consumer access to financial records. In brief, the CFPB is asking interested parties as to how it might most efficiently and effectively develop regulations to implement… Read More

Open Banking: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Craft Rules on Access to Financial Records

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced its intent to issue an “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” (ANPR) this year on consumer-authorized access to financial records. The rulemaking will impact both traditional financial service firms as well as Fintechs and falls along the lines… Read More

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches American Consumer Financial Innovation Network with State Regulators

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a new initiative, the American Consumer Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN). The network is being created in partnership with state regulators and is designed to “facilitate financial innovation.” The CFPB states that initial members of ACFIN are the… Read More

CFPB Comments on First No Action Letter & Use of Alternative Data for Credit Approval: Access to Credit Increased with Lower APRs for Consumers

In 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its first No-Action Letter (NAL) regarding the “use of unconventional sources of information,” or “alternative data,” to evaluate individual creditworthiness. Earlier in that year, the CFPB had launched a Request for Information pertaining to alternative data…. Read More

Disclosure Sandbox: CFPB Updates Sandbox Concept. Not Just for Fintech…

Last September, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a statement on their proposed regulatory sandbox – a concept trailblazed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and since embraced by multiple regulators around the world. At the time of the earlier announcement, the CFPB… Read More

The CFPB Proposes Changes to PayDay Lending Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed changes to the 2017 final rule governing “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans.” In brief, the CFPB is proposing to “rescind the rule’s requirements that lenders make certain underwriting determinations before issuing payday, single-payment vehicle title,… Read More

What’s in a Name? CFBP Became BCFP and Now it Returns to CFPB

Kathy Kraninger was sworn in as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on December 10, 2018, following another acrimonious round of Senate hearings. Kraninger, an experienced Congressional staffer and longtime DC veteran, has made the Bureau’s name and ongoing confusion surrounding its label as… Read More

Kathleen Kraninger Confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP – formerly known as the CFPB) has a new full-time director. Today, Kathleen Kraninger, a long time congressional staffer and DC veteran, was approved by the Senate. Kraninger will take over from interim director Mick Mulvaney who was also… Read More

Trump-Appointed Consumer Protection Chief Recommends Crypto-Regulatory ‘Sweet Spot’

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Chief, Mick Mulvaney, called for balanced regulation of ‘financial technology’ markets Wednesday at the Future of Fintech conference in New York, Coindesk reports: “We knew at an early point in Bitcoin that as with any developing financial technology we needed… Read More

Changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Acting Director Mulvaney Calls for Review

The passing of the baton from former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray to acting Director Mick Mulvaney was rife with confusion and questions all driven by parochial politics. In a snub to the President’s prerogative of appointing a new Director, Cordray decided to… Read More

Richard Cordray Tells CFPB Staff Leandra English is Acting Director. President Trump Appoints OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director. So Who Wins ?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has endured a stormy odyssey in its short tenure as the newest federal bureaucracy in Washgton, DC. Yesterday, the storm strengthened as outgoing Director Richard Cordray selected Leandra English to lead the CFPB as Acting Director. In a one-two punch,… Read More

Beyond the CFPB Principles: What’s to Come in Consumer Data Sharing

  On October 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a set of principles on consumer-authorized data sharing and aggregation intended to safeguard consumer interest as the data sharing market continues to develop in the US. As a financial data company providing account aggregation,… Read More

CFPB Guns for Think Finance. Files Suit Alleging Consumer Deception in Repaying Loans Not Legally Owned

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed suit in federal court against Think Finance, a Fintech that leverages its technology to power online lending platforms. Think Finance provides software technology, analytics, loan servicing, and marketing services. The CFPB says the suit was filed for… Read More

Richard Cordray to Step Down as CFPB Director By the End of November

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced he would be stepping down from his position by the end of November. Prior to joining the Bureau, Cordray served as Ohio’s Attorney General and is notably the first director of the CFPB.  Cordray… Read More

Lend360: A New Era in Online Lending

I arrived in Dallas, Texas, the night before 2017’s Lend360. A conference catering to lenders, investors and vendors in the online lending space. It started out as OLA (Online Lenders Alliance) a number of years ago. Next year, Lend360 will take place in Chicago, one… Read More

CFPB Issues Principles for Financial Data Sharing in a Data Driven World

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published principles for data sharing and aggregation regarding individual consumers. As data become ubiquitous there is a looming concern about who owns or controls personal information. In an age of rampant cybersecurity issues, setting guidelines for what banks… Read More

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