Enforcement

Supreme Court ruling eliminates autodialer use for FHA, VA collections

07/06/20

The court struck down a 2015 update to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which permitted robocalls to cell phones for government-related debt collection.

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CFPB offers templates for banks, servicers to seek 'no-action' letters

05/22/20

The templates are meant to make it easier to obtain agency approval for small-dollar loan products and to accommodate mortgage servicers that want to provide online loss mitigation options.

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5 ways the CFPB has eased industry’s coronavirus burden

05/18/20

The agency has freed companies from reporting requirements and provided flexibility on exams to help them deal with COVID-19 fallout. It has also finished other regulatory relief efforts that were in the pipeline before the pandemic hit.

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Brown, Warren call on CFPB to protect consumers, not financial firms

04/07/20

Five Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to Director Kathy Kraninger calling the agency's response to COVID-19 “tepid and ineffectual at best.”

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CFPB clarifies credit reporting procedures in light of coronavirus

04/01/20

The agency said lenders should avoid reporting delinquent payments to credit bureaus for consumers who have sought payment relief due to the pandemic.

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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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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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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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Takeaways from ex-Wells Fargo board members’ visit to Congress

03/11/20

The bank’s former chair expressed regret over comments attributed to her in a House report, while Democrats and Republicans butted heads over whether the hearing was necessary.

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Kraninger wants more money for CFPB. White House has a different plan.

02/20/20

The Trump administration proposes cutting personnel and other budgetary items at the bureau, while the agency’s director — who controls the purse strings and was hand-picked by the administration — aims to boost spending and hire more employees.

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