CFPB

CFPB urged to take more active role in coronavirus response

03/30/20

The agency has relaxed some reporting requirements and joined other regulators in encouraging banks to help borrowers, but pressure is building on the bureau to do more to aid consumers suffering financial hardship.

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CFPB postpones quarterly HMDA reporting

03/26/20

The reprieve from mortgage data collection was among several changes to the agency’s supervisory and enforcement procedures to help firms responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Regulators back small-dollar loans to help consumers in crisis

03/26/20

The joint statement said examiners will not impede banks’ responsible efforts to offer open lines of credit, closed-installment loans or other products to borrowers dealing with fallout from the pandemic.

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CFPB urged to protect elderly from pandemic scammers

03/22/20

The COVID-19 pandemic has already given rise to false marketing of test kits and criminals impersonating the FDIC. Consumer advocates say the bureau could issue alerts as well as empower banks to help safeguard their customers’ funds.

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Agencies tell banks they will not be criticized for loan modifications

03/22/20

Accommodations for borrowers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, such as payment delays and fee waivers, are "positive and proactive actions that can manage or mitigate adverse impacts," the regulators said.

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Sherrod Brown calls on regulators to suspend non-coronavirus rulemaking

03/20/20

The Ohio Democrat argued that the public wouldn't be able to meaningfully provide feedback on rules given the stressful circumstances related to the outbreak.

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Coronavirus testing loan servicers’ mettle

03/17/20

The pandemic has upended staffing plans, sparked concerns about servicers’ capacity to handle the expected crush of missed payments, and even raised questions about their ability to stay afloat.

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Democratic senators quiz CFPB on its auto lending policies

03/17/20

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren criticized Director Kathy Kraninger for not issuing any public enforcement actions against auto lenders during her tenure.

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Bank regulators are open for business, but not business as usual

03/16/20

The agencies were up and running Monday but have taken steps to allow employees to work from home.

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OCC did its part to secure customer data. Now it’s CFPB’s turn.

03/16/20

The Comptroller's Office has provided banks with guidance on how to structure relationships with data aggregators. Now the bureau needs to focus on the bank-consumer connection.

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