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FAST Act Drives Long-Awaited Gramm-Leach-Bliley Amendment
In late 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act − a vehicle for an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act meant to eliminate the need for certain companies to provide annual privacy disclosures to consumers.
United States
19 Jan 2016
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Challenging A CFPB Civil Investigative Demand Can Be Done Without Revealing A Company Is Being Investigated
One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) key investigative and enforcement tools is to issue Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), a form of an administrative subpoena...
United States
14 Dec 2015
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The House Has Voted: Auto Lenders Prevail Over CFPB
As we predicted, auto lenders scored a significant victory last week in opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) efforts to regulate the auto financing industry.
United States
10 Dec 2015
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CFPB Takes Action Under FCRA Against Employment Background Check Providers
CFPB announced the settlement of an enforcement action against two of the country's largest employment background screening report providers.
United States
19 Nov 2015
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CFPB Supervisory Highlights - November 9, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its ninth supervisory highlights report, which includes new findings from its supervisory program from May – August 2015.
United States
16 Nov 2015
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FTC Unveils Nationwide Debt-Collection Enforcement Effort
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday announced that it would launch its first-ever coordinated, nationwide law enforcement effort targeting abusive and deceptive debt-collection practices.
United States
13 Nov 2015
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CFPB Report Addresses Use Of Mobile Financial Services By Underserved Populations
On Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report regarding the use of mobile financial services (MFS) by underserved populations.
United States
13 Nov 2015
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CFPB's Richard Cordray Issues Warning to Vendors
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray recently issued a warning to mortgage technology vendors for a lack of compliance with the CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule.
United States
12 Nov 2015
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UK Consumer Rights Act 2015: Showing The Way In EU Private Litigation
With the UK set to solidify its position as the preferred forum for private competition law litigation in Europe, Matthew Hall unravels the mechanics of the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015, which came into effect on 1 October.
UK
11 Nov 2015
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CFPB Shines Spotlight On Credit Card Complaints
The CFPB started taking consumer complaints as soon as it got off the ground in 2011.
United States
10 Nov 2015
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CFPB Director Cordray Elaborates On Planned Consumer Arbitration Rulemaking
In the latest public pronouncement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) intention to engage in rulemaking to ban the use of certain arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.
United States
9 Nov 2015
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Deceptive Pricing Class Actions Against Major Retailers On The Rise
Major retailers recently have faced a spate of class-action complaints alleging that they have engaged in misrepresentations and false advertising through the deceptive use of a marketing strategy...
United States
5 Nov 2015
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The CFPB Strongly Scrutinizes MSAs Under RESPA
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently provided guidance discouraging mortgage industry participants from entering into marketing services arrangements (MSAs).
United States
30 Oct 2015
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CFPB Redlining Enforcement Action Reflects New Approach To Redlining Analysis
On October 1, 2015, McGuireWoods reported on the mortgage redlining settlement entered into by Hudson City Savings Bank, F.S.B. (Hudson City), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
United States
23 Oct 2015
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Congress Pushes For CFPB Transparency
On September 30, 2015, the House Financial Services Committee passed with bipartisan support two bills that would have significant impact on the accountability and transparency of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
United States
15 Oct 2015
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CFPB Online Loan Suit Sent To California
The case, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. CashCall, Inc. et al., is the first action brought by the Bureau against an online lender.
United States
15 Oct 2015
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CFPB Proposes Banning Some Arbitration Clauses, Resurrecting Consumer Contract Class Actions
On October 7, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is exploring a rulemaking to eliminate the use of certain arbitration agreements in consumer contracts...
United States
15 Oct 2015
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CFPB Announces New Set Of Advisory Board Members
On September 18, 2015, the CFPB announced that it was appointing new members to the Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and the Credit Union Advisory Council.
United States
13 Oct 2015
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CFPB Obtains Injunction Against World Law Group
TCashhe CFPB recently obtained preliminary injunctions against debt-reduction company World Law Group, its affiliates and its owners, thereby freezing the company's assets and stopping all further operations pending the outcome of a CFPB lawsuit against the company.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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Nearing A Tipping Point On A Mandatory Furniture Tip-Over Standard?
Currently, furniture makers and retailers may opt to comply with voluntary stability and tip-over standards established by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).
United States
6 Oct 2015
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