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CFPB Finalizes Rule to Oversee Larger Nonbank International Money Transfer Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule that allows it to supervise certain nonbank international money transfer providers for the first time. The rule, first proposed in January, brings new oversight to larger nonbank international money transfer providers. The rule will help the Bureau to ensure that these providers are adhering to the CFPB’s existing protections for consumers sending money abroad.


Agencies Announce Increases in Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z and M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced increases in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. These increases are consistent with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amendments to the Truth in Lending Act and the Consumer Leasing Act to adjust these thresholds annually by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to the protections of the regulations.

Written Testimony of CFPB Director Richard Cordray Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

By Richard Cordray

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Crapo, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. We appreciate your oversight and leadership as we all work to strengthen our financial system and to ensure that it serves both consumers and the long-term foundations of the American economy.


CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies Against Deceptively Marketing Promotional Offers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions. The Bureau is concerned that some companies are luring in consumers with offers of reduced or zero interest for a specific purchase or balances transferred from another credit card, and then hitting them with surprise interest charges. In the bulletin released today, the Bureau puts credit card issuers on notice about clearly disclosing the costs and risks of these promotional offers so consumers understand what they are signing up for.


CFPB Announces New Senior Leaders and Advisory Board and Council Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced several new leaders within the Bureau, as well as the appointment of new consumer finance experts from outside the federal government to the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council. The CFPB positions being announced today include: the Assistant Director for Mortgage Markets, the Assistant Director for Financial Education, and the Assistant Director for Card and Payments Markets.


CFPB Publishes Report to Promote Financial Wellness in the Workplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report to promote financial wellness in the workplace. The report contains case studies that are designed to educate employers about practices that can improve employees’ financial health and increase worker productivity.


CFPB Takes Action Against Global Client Solutions for Processing Illegal Debt-Settlement Fees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an enforcement action against Global Client Solutions, a leading debt-settlement payment processor, for allegedly helping other companies to collect tens of millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees from consumers. The Bureau has asked a federal district court to approve a consent order that would require the company and its two owners to halt all illegal activities and to pay over $6 million in relief to consumers as well as a $1 million civil penalty.


CFPB Finalizes Revisions to Rule Protecting Consumers Sending Money Internationally

Revisions Will Help Facilitate Compliance With New Consumer Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized revisions to the remittance rule that it had proposed in April of this year. The revisions are intended to preserve the rule’s new consumer protections while providing federally insured institutions, such as banks and credit […]


CFPB Announces Mortgage EClosing Pilot Participants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced the selection of participants for its mortgage eClosing pilot program. The three-month pilot will begin later this year, and will explore how the increased use of technology during the mortgage closing process could affect consumer understanding and engagement and save time and money for consumers, lenders, and other market participants.


Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray on the First Investors Press Call

By Richard Cordray

Thank you for joining us. Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking action against an auto finance company that distorted consumer credit records for years. Texas-based First Investors Financial Services Group systemically provided information to credit reporting agencies that it knew was inaccurate, potentially harming tens of thousands of customers. Today we are ordering the company to pay a $2.75 million fine, fix the mistakes it has caused, and change the way it does business.

CFPB Takes Action Against Auto Finance Company for Distorting Borrower Credit Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against an auto finance company that distorted consumer credit records for years. Texas-based First Investors Financial Services Group Inc., which lends primarily to subprime borrowers, failed to fix known flaws in a computer system that was providing inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies. This potentially harmed tens of thousands of its customers. Today the CFPB is ordering First Investors to pay a $2.75 million fine, fix its errors, and change its business practices.


CFPB Issues Bulletin to Prevent Runarounds in Mortgage Servicing Transfers

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is releasing a bulletin outlining expectations for mortgage servicers that transfer loans. The bulletin includes information on how mortgage servicers should pay special attention to new rules protecting consumers applying for loss mitigation help or trial modifications.