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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Targets GreenSky for Unauthorized Loans to Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against GreenSky, LLC for “enabling contractors and other merchants to take out loans on behalf of thousands of consumers who did not request or authorize them,” according to a statement from the Bureau. The CFPB has… 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

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

Consumers Losing Billions in Hidden Remittance Payments Costs, Nick Catino from Fintech TransferWise Reveals

Nick Catino, head of policy and campaigns (Americas) at Fintech firm TranserWise, recently discussed how the remittance rule affects the company’s pricing model. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency of the US government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, has published the… 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 Global Financial Innovation Network Now Open for Applications

The Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) is now open for applications. GFIN is a group of 29 international organisations including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as well as the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and… 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

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

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

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

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

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Hammers CFPB Arbitration Rule

Keith Noreika, acting Comptroller of the Currency, published an Op-Ed in the Hill on Friday that hammered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to push forward an updated rule on arbitration clauses for financial service firms. At the time the ruling was announced, CFPB… Read More

Did Lending Just Change for Good?

Bank lending regulations have rarely been thought of as dynamic or exciting but last night’s ruling by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to allow a lender to begin using alternative data in their underwriting could herald the beginning of a new era in lending… Read More

CFPB Investigates Availability of Loans for Small Business in RFI

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has initiated an inquiry into to best identify the financing needs of small businesses, especially those owned by women and minorities. The agency says that public information on this lending market is inconsistent and incomplete. The Request for Information… Read More

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