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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 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

CFPB Guns for Credit Card Late Fees: Aims to Slash by $9 Billion a Year

The credit card business is a good one as this type of credit typically charges outlandish rates as well as silly fees. Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is specifically targeting late fees charged to consumers as it proposes a reul that aims to… 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

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 Creates New Office of Competition and Innovation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has revealed the creation of a new office designed to promote competition in financial services. The Office of Competition and Innovation is on a mission to identify stumbling blocks for new market entrants. The office will replace the prior… Read More

MoneyGram Defends itself Against CFPB, New York AG Attacks

  Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with the New York Attorney General, filed a lawsuit against MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), claiming the payments and transfers firm was leaving “families high and dry.” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra claimed that MoneyGram “spent years failing its… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Brings CFPB Director Rohit Chopra to the Hill

Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will visit with the House Committee on Financial Services tomorrow (April 27) for the semi-annual report on the CFPB. Included in the Hearing Memo, among other items, is the topic of “Responding to Emerging… Read More

Financial Technology Association Defends BNPL Platforms as CFPB Finishes Consultation

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has submitted a comment letter in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) review into Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platforms. The FTA represents several BNPL providers including Afterpay, Figure, Klarna, Sezzle, and Zip. Last  December several Democrat Senators… Read More

Fraudulent Activities are Reportedly being Ignored on Zelle by its Founders

Banking institutions appear to be ignoring the problem of fraudulent activities allegedly being carried out via Zelle, a new report reveals, with large financial service providers that founded the service not really caring or concerned about issues with the digital payments platform. Zelle has quickly… Read More

CFPB Aims to Make it Easier to Change the Rules with Public Petitions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to make it easier for consumers to change the rules when it comes to consumer finance via a public petition service. According to a release, as of today members of the public can submit petitions for rulemaking directly… Read More

FTC is Concerned About Big Tech and Payments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has chimed in on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) inquiry into big tech and payments. In a letter dated December 21, 2021, Lina Khan, Chair of the FTC said that big tech providing financial services “demand close scrutiny.” In… Read More

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