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CFPB on Overdraft Fees: Shift to Open Banking Will Make it Harder for Banks to Trap Customers Plagued by Fee Harvesting

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As was reported earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on overdraft fees. These usurious fees generate billions on revenue for traditional banks. Almost like a drug addict, old banks struggle to eliminate these fees that end up harming… Read More

CFPB Slams Traditional Banks for Reliance on Overdraft Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is out with a note that hammers traditional banks and their reliance on overdraft fees. Frequently the target of neobanks and other Fintechs, the overdraft fee has been criticized as the $30 cup of coffee when someone inadvertently makes… Read More

CFPB Orders Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Square and PayPal to Hand Over Payments Info

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has demanded that big tech, including Fintechs, to hand over information on payments. As everyone knows, payments have gone digital as cash usage declines. While many transactions have migrated to plastic debit and credit cards, today cards are virtual… Read More

Financial Technology Association Issues Statement on Confirmation of CFPB Director Rohit Chopra

This week, Rohit Chopra was confirmed as the next Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB is a relatively new financial regulator created as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation that emerged following the great recession. The mission of the CFPB is to… Read More

P2P App Complaints Soar During Pandemic

Details of an analysis revealed this week by the United States Public Interest Research Group USPIRG) show complaints about peer-to-peer payment apps have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Wallets, Real Complaints analyzed data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database. In… Read More

US Federal Regulators Add Time to Comment Period on AI and Financial Services

As was reported last March, five federal regulatory agencies joined in a consultation pertaining to the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within financial institutions. The Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and… Read More

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

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