CFPB Director Richard Cordray has published a response to recent criticisms of the Bureau’s arbitration rule, which stops consumer finance companies from using arbitration agreements to block consumers from joining together to seek relief for industry wrongdoing.
CFPB Director Cordray explains why the arbitration rule will benefit consumers.
Thank you for joining us. After a long process of research, outreach, and review of over one million public comments, the Consumer Bureau today has issued a rule aimed at stopping debt traps on payday and auto title loans. The rule is guided by the basic principle of requiring lenders to determine upfront whether people can afford to repay their loans.
Lenders Must Determine If Consumers Have the Ability to Repay Loans That Require All or Most of the Debt to be Paid Back at Once
Bureau Concerned About Companies Misleading Consumers About Pay-By-Phone Fees, Keeping Them in the Dark About Much Cheaper Options
CFPB Warns Financial Companies About Sales and Production Incentives That May Lead to Fraud or Consumer Abuse
Unchecked Incentives Can Produce Unauthorized Account Openings, Deceptive Sales Tactics, and Other Illegal Practices
Bulletin Reminds Companies of Existing Legal Responsibilities Regarding Treatment of Confidential Supervisory Information WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin today to remind supervised financial institutions, including nonbank companies that may be unfamiliar with federal supervision, of existing regulatory requirements regarding confidential supervisory information. The CFPB supervises companies to determine […]
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes at the American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference
Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I know that both those of us at the Bureau and those of you here today share common goals: a strong and vibrant financial sector, as well as a highly competitive economy that works for Americans in both the short run and the long run.
Testimony of Meredith Fuchs General Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to appear today on the impact of regulation on financial markets and institutions. My name is Meredith Fuchs and it is my privilege to serve as General Counsel at the […]
Today, we’re releasing findings from a study we conducted on the operational effects of certain regulations for banks, in order to better understand the day-to-day activities they perform to comply with regulations. We chose a narrow scope for the study, in the expectation that depth over breadth would create findings of lasting value. We looked […]