Tagged: richard cordray

CFPB Ruling on Arbitration May “Transfer Wealth from Consumers to Wealthy Attorneys”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule to ban financial companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses. The CFPB said these rules have denied people their day in court. Many consumer financial products like credit cards and bank accounts have arbitration clauses in… 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

Seen & Heard at LendItUSA 2017: An Industry Built to Last

LendItUSA, the annual event that jumps between New York City and San Francisco everu 12 months, opened up to larger audiences and an industry sector that endured a challenging year. The online lending sector received a two-punch assault in 2016; a battle that left the… Read More

CFPB Changes Senior Leadership But Director Cordray Stays Put

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced several high level leadership changes within the Bureau. The positions announced today are: the Chief of Staff; the Chief Information Officer; the Chief Financial Officer; the Assistant Director of Consumer Lending, Reporting, and Collections Markets; and the… Read More

CFPB Publishes Report Entitled “Project Catalyst” on Financial Innovation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on financial innovation. Entitled “Project Catalyst Report: Promoting Consumer Friendly Innovation”, the document is an effort to position the young regulatory agency as embracing changes in the financial industry that are deemed beneficial. The CFPB… Read More

Federal Court Calls CFPB Structure Unconstitutional

The Consumer and Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been labeled “unconstitutional” by a federal appeals court.  The ruling addressed specifically the agency’s structure and the amount of control exercised by its director – currently Richard Cordray.  The ruling allows for the CFPB to continue to… Read More

CFPB Orders LendUp to Pay-up $3.63 Million in Refunds & Penalties

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered LendUp to pay approximately $1.83 million in refunds and pay a civil penalty of $1.8 million. The enforcement action was taken as the “online lender did not help consumers build credit or access cheaper loans” as the… Read More

CFPB Rallies Support for Proposed Payday Rules as Congressman Hensarling Questions Limiting Access to Credit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a proposed set of rules today designed to curtail abuses within the Payday lending industry. CFPB Director Richard Cordray released a prepared statement on the proposal explaining; “..our research has shown that too many of these loans trap borrowers… Read More

CFPB Targets “Payday Debt Traps” in New Rules for Payday Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed rules targeting the Payday lending industry requiring lenders to assure consumers have the ability to repay the loans.  The CFPB described the proposal as “ending payday debt traps.”  The rules would impact not just Payday lenders but… Read More

CFPB Publishes Report Critical of Payday Loan Sites

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on the online payday loan industry. The document, embedded below, analyzes ACH payment requests by a number of online lenders that make (or made) online payday or other high-cost online loans with payments scheduled on… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Approves Bill to Place the CFPB on a Budget

The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on a budget. A relatively new federal agency, the CFPB was created under the Dodd-Frank Act – legislation that was crafted in response to the financial crisis. Committee… Read More

CFPB Director Richard Cordray to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee

Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will be visiting the House Financial Services Committee next week to testify before Chairman Jeb Hensarling and the rest of the group. The CFPB is a relatively new agency, crafted out of the ashes of… Read More

Problem? Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Now Accepting Complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is accepting complaints from consumers encountering problems with loans from online marketplace lenders. The Bureau is also releasing a consumer bulletin that provides an overview of marketplace lending and outlines tips for consumers who are considering taking… Read More