CFPB takes big step toward unwinding payday lending rule


In a major victory for small-dollar lenders, the agency plans to rescind underwriting requirements that were the centerpiece of the rule drafted by a Democratic appointee.


CFPB fines payday lender Cash Tyme for overcharging customers


The lender collected at least $21,800 that consumers did not owe and harassed borrowers' personal references, according to a CFPB settlement.


One study, two vastly different visions for CFPB payday rules


When a Columbia University professor surveyed 1,000 payday loan customers, little did he know that the resulting research report would become a lightning rod in the drafting of rules for small-dollar lenders.


CFPB to scrap key underwriting portion of payday rule


The agency is expected soon to propose a revamp of the 2017 regulation that would eliminate the ability-to-repay provisions, which small-dollar lenders saw as a direct threat to their business.


USAA mishandled payday disputes, opened unauthorized accounts: CFPB


The bank will pay over $15 million in restitution and fines to settle claims that it neglected stop-payment requests and reopened deposit accounts without customers' consent.


CFPB fines mortgage lender over claims it deceived veterans


The CFPB ordered Village Capital & Investment in Henderson, Nev., to issue refunds and pay a penalty for allegedly misrepresenting the cost savings in a refi product.


'The freaks are coming out of the woodwork': Comments of the week


Readers respond to the burgeoning debate over brokered deposits, consider the Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020, weigh the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's latest regulatory efforts and more.


CFPB walks tightrope in effort to define ‘abusive’ practices


Regulators typically write rules before applying them. But the CFPB is attempting the reverse.


'It's reminiscent of Blockbuster investing in remodeling': Comments of the week


Readers react to efforts to improve bank branches, weigh the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's decision to pull back on enforcing the Military Lending Act, consider efforts to build finetch sandboxes and more.


Hensarling's last stand: More reg relief and fixing the GSEs


The retiring chairman of the House Financial Services Committee defends his often uncompromising pursuit of rolling back post-crisis regulations.