CFPB postpones quarterly HMDA reporting


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.


What could quell the boom in 0% installment lending


Firms such as Afterpay that offer financing to shoppers have been enjoying rapid growth. But their model is under scrutiny from regulators, being mimicked by credit card lenders and faces heightened risks in a downturn.


CFPB’s unexpected showdown with Citizens


The agency's lawsuit against the Rhode Island company — the first involving a bank under Director Kathy Kraninger — has challenged assumptions about its approach to enforcement.


CFPB sues Citizens over card fraud claims, but bank pledges to fight


The consumer bureau alleges the Providence, R.I., bank mismanaged billing error claims over a six-year period. Citizens Bank says it is “puzzled and disappointed” by the agency’s action.


CFPB to assess effectiveness of mortgage disclosure rule


The agency will review the TRID regulation, which combined disclosure requirements of two separate laws, as part of a mandate to evaluate major policies five years after their effective date.


House, Senate bills would cap all consumer loans at 36%


The Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act would extend Military Lending Act protections to all consumers.


CFPB offers new FAQ for TRID compliance


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a new "frequently asked questions" tool to help mortgage lenders with TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures compliance.


Brown, Rubio float bill to protect small-business borrowers


The legislation would ban legal clauses that force small-business borrowers to give up their right to court proceedings before obtaining a loan.


Small-business borrowers on verge of consumer-style protections in Calif.


If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the legislation headed to his desk, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. It is designed to allow small-business owners to make comparisons between offers in the often bewildering world of online business lending.


House Financial Services panel advances fintech, housing bills


Lawmakers approved legislation to enable coordination between state and federal regulators on examining banks' third-party vendor relationships.