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Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda

An important part of the CFPB’s mandate from Congress is to make rules governing consumer finance markets more effective and to create new rules when warranted. Today, we’re posting a semiannual update of our rulemaking agenda as part of the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Sunshine for college credit card agreements

Today, we’re releasing a report that looks at deals between financial institutions and colleges to market credit cards to students. This year we found that there are fewer schools marketing credit cards, and those that do are not making their agreements with credit card companies readily accessible to students.

Evaluating ways to promote regular saving habits among prepaid card users

We believe that consumers are more likely to save if they have access to the right tools. Today, we’re announcing that, as part of Project Catalyst, we’ll be working with American Express to evaluate practices to promote regular saving habits among prepaid card users.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Fall 2014 rulemaking agenda

Today, we’re posting a semi-annual update of our rulemaking agenda in conjunction with a broader initiative led by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish a Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions across the federal government. Our regulatory agenda includes rulemaking actions in the following stages: pre-rule, proposed rule, final rule, long term actions, and completed actions.

Prepaid products: New disclosures to help you compare options

We’re proposing new disclosure requirements that consumers would receive before deciding to open a prepaid account. Currently, each prepaid card company’s retail package discloses different information in different ways. This can be confusing if you’re trying to compare costs between prepaid accounts. Learn more about how we’re making it easier to compare options.

Published Category: At the CFPB

Spring 2014 rulemaking agenda

Today, we’re posting a semi-annual update of our rulemaking agenda in conjunction with a broader initiative led by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish a Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions across the federal government. Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, federal agencies are required to publish regulatory agendas twice a year.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Prepaid cards: Help design a new disclosure

We’re developing new disclosures that will provide a variety of protections for prepaid card users. As a part of this work, we’re developing a model disclosure form to standardize these disclosures and clearly present the most important fees so you can easily identify the best prepaid card for your needs. Take a look, and tell us what you think about the model forms.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Giving or receiving gift cards? Know the terms and avoid surprises

My family and I just moved into a new house. With all the packing and unpacking, my kids and I found three gift cards we had forgotten about. Mine was from my birthday, almost a year ago. Theirs were from last Christmas. So while most consumers are shopping for this year’s holiday season, we’re putting […]