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The Shifting Sands of Washington’s Consumer Loan Act
Since the Great Recession, the regulation of residential mortgages and those who service them have been in sharp focus. Legislators and regulators continue to demonstrate an abiding mistrust in the servicing industry a full decade after the financial...
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Update: The CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule is Officially Dead
This is an update to our original post: The CFPB's Proposed Arbitration Rules–Dead or Alive? on June 1, 2017. It is official: The CFPB's arbitration rule is dead. On October 24, the Senate passed its resolution to disapprove the CFPB's rul...
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Update: The CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule—Dead or Alive?
Update (August 28, 2017): A lot has happened since our original post on the CFPB's arbitration rule, and more is on the way. The CFPB's arbitration rule is definitely alive and breathing, for the time being: The CFPB published its long-awaite...
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No Credit History, No Problem: CFPB Ponders Novel Credit Scoring Ideas
Last month, the CFPB issued a Request for Information (“Request”) to identify potential ways to increase credit access for underserved segments of the population. In particular, the CFPB noted that certain groups of individuals lack enough credi...
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The Future of the CFPB Under the Trump Administration
Update (2/16/17):  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted the CFPB's request to reconsider its earlier ruling with respect to the President's ability to remove the Director of the CFPB. This ruling provides a glimmer of hope f...
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CFPB Finds “Deceptive” Data Security Practices Without Consumer Harm and Requires Dwolla to Implement a Written Data Security Plan
Apr 05, 2016
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On February 16, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Consent Order relating to certain “deceptive” acts and practices of Dwolla, Inc., an Iowa based payment processor (Dwolla). Dwolla operates a software platform that enable...
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