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Category: Director's notebook | Category: Policy and compliance |
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Rethinking the approach to regulations

Markets work best when rules are simple, easy to understand, and easy to enforce. The CFPB is seeking to move away from highly complicated rules that have long been a staple of consumer financial regulation and towards simpler and clearer rules. In addition, the CFPB is dramatically increasing the amount of guidance it is providing to the marketplace, in accordance with the same principles.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Overcharging for add-on products on auto loans

The Division of Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending is taking action against sloppy servicing practices that cause consumer harm, such as unfair practices that may occur when add-on products terminate. We will continue to scrutinize servicer practices to make sure that borrowers aren’t overcharged when their loans end early.

Category: Info for consumers | Category: Policy and compliance |
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Busting myths about bankruptcy and private student loans

It is a myth that student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Some private student loans require a showing of “undue hardship” and an adversary proceeding within the bankruptcy in order for the loans to be discharged, while other types of student loans are treated the same as other unsecured consumer debt.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Overdraft fees can price people out of banking

People dealing with frequent overdraft fees may face a difficult and expensive uphill climb. These fees are often assessed for reasons people do not expect or understand, take a heavy toll on families living paycheck to paycheck, and in some cases ultimately drive people out of banking altogether.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Cracking down on discrimination in the financial sector

Vigorous enforcement of the laws protecting against discrimination is essential for us to achieve broader equity and opportunity. The CFPB will prioritize enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its other authorities to ensure no one is discriminated against in connection with a consumer financial product or service.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Fall 2021 Rulemaking Agenda

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Federal agencies must publish regulatory agendas twice a year. CFPB participates in the Unified Agenda process, which is led by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Spring 2021 Rulemaking Agenda

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Federal agencies must publish regulatory agendas twice a year. CFPB participates in the Unified Agenda process, which is led by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Fall 2020 Rulemaking Agenda

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, federal agencies must publish regulatory agendas twice a year. As an independent regulatory agency, we have been voluntarily participating in the Unified Agenda, which is led by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Category: Policy and compliance |
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El CFPB en búsqueda de comentarios formales para mejorar las directrices para servir a consumidores LEP

El CFPB planea desarrollar directrices para la atención a consumidores LEP o con Limitado Manejo del Inglés y para ello, está recibiendo comentarios públicos formales a través de su Solicitud de Información del año 2020 sobre la Ley de Oportunidad Equitativa al Crédito y Regulación B.

Category: Policy and compliance |
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Bureau seeks formal comments to inform forthcoming guidance on serving LEP consumers

The Bureau plans to develop guidance on serving consumers with limited English proficiency (LEP) and welcomes formal public comments through the Bureau’s 2020 Request for Information on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B.