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Fintech Legal Expert Comments on CFPB’s Push to Regulate Big Tech and Fintech

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rules to regulate Big Tech and their Fintech services. The CFPB is targeting firms like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and others. According to the statement issued by the CFPB, the agency seeks to regulated digital wallets… Read More

CFPB Targets Big Tech and Fintech with New Oversight Rules, Representative McHenry Slams Proposal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to expand its portfolio of compliance by targeting big tech and the Fintech services they provide. According to a statement issued by the CFPB today, the agency is targeting digital wallets and payment apps, claiming they must comply… Read More

Open Banking: Sensedia Welcomes CFPBs Push for Rules

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new rules seeking to boost Open Banking (Open Finance) in the United States. Open Banking, sometimes called Open Finance, is a concept where data can be seamlessly transferred from one financial service provider to another… Read More

CFPB Reports Record High Fees and Interest Charged by Credit Card Companies in 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its 6th report on the consumer credit card market, stating that consumers paid record-high fees and interest in 2022. Interest rates have been marching higher in the past months as the US Federal Reserve attempts to crush… Read More

CFPB Publishes Open Banking Proposal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new rules that aim to boost Open Banking (Open Finance) in the United States, according to a statement by the agency. Open Banking is a concept where financial data and access to this data is easily shareable… Read More

CFPB Issues Guidance to Prevent Large Banks from Charging “Illegal” Junk Fees for Basic Services

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an advisory opinion regarding a provision enacted by Congress that generally prohibits large banks and credit unions from imposing unreasonable obstacles on customers, “such as charging excessive fees, for basic information about their own accounts.” Under a 2010… Read More

TransUnion Target of Regulatory Action by CFPB, FTC, Must Pay $23 Million Penalty

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have taken regulatory action against global credit profiling firm TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), claiming the company failed in regard to rental background checks. Additionally, the two agencies claimed TransUnion withheld the names of third parties… Read More

CFPB Claims Billions of Dollars Not Protected in Some Payment Apps, Names PayPal, Venmo and Cash App

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a statement that “billions” of dollars held on payment Apps may not possess federal insurance. The CFPB said these funds may not be safe during times of “financial stress,” alluding to the recent banking crisis. Rohit Chopra,… Read More

Former CFPB Employee Steals Data on 256,000 Customers

A former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) employee has stolen information from around 256,000 individuals, according to multiple reports. WSJ.com states that the information included “confidential supervisory” data from 45 different institutions. Most of the information was said to be from a single unnamed institution…. Read More

McHenry Criticizes Overly Burdensome Requirements on Lenders by the CFPB

Congressman Patrick McHenry has commented on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of its final rule for small business lending data collection as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1071. McHenry is the Chairman of the House Financial… Read More

Opportun Says CFPB Has Decided Not to Pursue Enforcement Action

Opportun (Nasdaq: OPRT), an online lender and neobank, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has decided not to pursue an enforcement action against the Fintech. In a corporate statement, Opportun said that it had received a letter from Enforcement staff at the CFPB indicating… Read More

CFPB Proposes Registry for Non Bank Financial Firms and their User Terms, McHenry Slams Move as Beyond Agencies Mandate

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a rule to establish a public registry of nonbank financial firms’ terms and conditions. The CFPB states that, in some cases, consumer rights are limited or waived, or terms are misleading. The CFPB states that non-banks would… Read More

TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian: CFPB Slams Credit Reporting Firms as Topping the List of Complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its annual report of consumer and credit reporting complaints which is critical of the top firms in the sector, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. The CFPB states that the three largest nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs) top the… Read More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Takes Action Against Loan Doctor Who Placed Some Funds into Now Bankrupt Celsius [u]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against Edgar Radjabli, operator of Loan Doctor, who allegedly took customer funds and placed them in risky ventures like Celsius Network – a crypto yield platform that is now bankrupt. The complaint filed by the CFPB… Read More

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra Indicates Movement on Open Banking Rule, Financial Technology Association Welcomes Statement

Earlier today, during Money20/20, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra commented on the concept of Open Banking (or Open Finance) alongside his perspective on the CFPBs “new approach to regulation.” Chopra stated: “This week, the CFPB will launch the process to activate a dormant authority under Section… Read More

CFPB Penalizes Small World Money Transfer for Money Transfer Violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has penalized Choice Money Transfer, dba Small World Money Transfer, for multiple violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), according to public statement. The CFPB claims that it found the company did not… Read More

CFPB Sues MoneyLion for Overcharging Servicemembers, “Trapping” Consumers in Costly Memberships

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued MoneyLion Technologies, an online lender, and 38 of its subsidiaries, “for imposing illegal and excessive charges on servicemembers and their dependents.” The CFPB alleges that MoneyLion “violated the Military Lending Act by charging more than the legally allowable… Read More

CFPB on BNPL: Uneven Disclosures and Protection for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on the buy now – pay later (BNPL) industry, criticizing the sector of Fintech as having “uneven disclosure and protections” for borrowers. The CFPB noted that BNPL rocketed higher by almost 10X the amount in… Read More

CFPB Targets Hello Digital that Allegedly Used a Faulty Algorithm that Depleted Checking Accounts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced an enforcement action against Hello Digit (or just Digit), a neobank that claims to be the “first truly personalized and automated savings tool.” At the end of 2021, Hello Digit was acquired by Opportun. According to the… Read More

CFPB to Review Credit Card Penalties

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will review credit card companies and their penalty policies like fees assessed for late payments. The CFPB reports that credit card companies generate $12 billion in revenue each year from these fees. More than 175 million citizens hold credit… Read More

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