CFPB Takes Action on Housing Matters During Coronavirus Crisis

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken several actions this week in an effort to assist consumers affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic with housing matters, including issuing a final rule on data reporting thresholds under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and partnering with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on a borrower […]

CFPB Expands Flexibility for Financial Companies During Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced it will provide additional flexibility to financial companies that are working with customers in need as they respond to issues related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This relief will come in the form of postponing some data collections from industry on Bureau-related rules in an […]

Supreme Court Justices Appear Divided Over CFPB Director Structure

The nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court appeared divided during oral arguments in the case Seila Law v. CFPB last week, where the core issue revolves around the constitutionality of the single director structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This is according to the account of reporter Amy Howe, writing for […]

Coronavirus Leads HUD, CFPB to Issue Housing, Finance Updates

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued separate updates on Monday aimed at clarifying or issuing guidance to their specific sectors in the wake of increasing concern related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. HUD issued a new informational notice aimed to remind mortgagees […]

Former CFPB Director Cordray Reveals Near Firing by Trump

Just as the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s single director structure, the Bureau’s inaugural director reveals that he believed he was nearly fired by President Donald Trump in a phone call which ended abruptly. This is according to a story in […]

Justice Department Urges Supreme Court to Protect CFPB

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), urging the Court to protect the Bureau due to its “critical work” on behalf of American consumers. This is according to a copy of the brief […]

CFPB Clarifies ‘Abusiveness’ Standard After Years of Lender Uncertainty

Initially introduced under the Dodd-Frank Act nearly 10 years ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally clarified its long held and often confusing “abusiveness” standard, used in its supervision and enforcement capacity. The standard, which essentially allows the Bureau to take action against organizations deemed to be participating “abusive” acts or practices with respect […]

Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of CFPB in 2020

The United States Supreme Court (USSC) will hear oral arguments in a case seeking to define the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as unconstitutional in March 2020, according to a calendar schedule of oral arguments released by the Court. The case, Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, asks the […]

CFPB Releases Report on Senior Financial Well-being Across States

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Older Americans has released a state-by-state report on the financial well-being of adults in the United States, as measured by a Bureau-developed metric scale. While the financial well-being of seniors does not fluctuate significantly among the vast majority of states, a few exceptions show both greater and […]

11 States Join Supreme Court Challenge to CFPB’s Core Structure

A coalition of 11 state attorneys general have joined a complaint challenging the core structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), arguing that its leadership structure is unconstitutional. This is according to a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court which was obtained by RMD. The coalition of states – Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, […]