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消費者金融保護局和紐約州檢察長起訴 讓家庭處於無助境地的慣犯速匯金

消費者金融保護局(CFPB)和紐約州檢察長Letitia James今天宣佈,他們將對美國最大匯款服務公司之一MoneyGram International, Inc.和MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc.(簡稱「速匯金」(MoneyGram))提起訴訟,因爲他們系統性地、反复地違反各種消費者金融保護法,讓家庭處於無助境地。該訴訟特別指控該公司未能及時向國外收款人匯款,從而導致客戶等待匯款。

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CFPB Report Spotlights Medical Billing Challenges

A report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) examines the financial consequences of medical billing and collections endured by individuals and families across the country. The report draws from the rising volume of medical billing and collection complaints submitted to the CFPB.

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CFPB Seeks to Halt Negative Credit Reporting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is using its rulemaking authority to propose that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) do not prevent survivors of human trafficking from achieving financial independence. The proposed rule would protect survivors of human trafficking by preventing CRAs from including negative information resulting from abuse. Congress required the CFPB to issue rules as part of the recently-enacted Debt Bondage Repair Act.

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2021 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Now Available

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2021 are now available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,316 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions, modified to protect consumer privacy.

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CFPB Targets Unfair Discrimination in Consumer Finance

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to its supervisory operations to better protect families and communities from illegal discrimination, including in situations where fair lending laws may not apply.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches New Way for the Public to Petition the Agency for Action

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today made it easier for the public to meaningfully engage with the agency and request regulatory changes. Starting today, members of the public can submit petitions for rulemaking directly to the CFPB. The petitions will be posted on public dockets for review and comment.

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CFPB Identifies Consumer Reporting Companies the Public Can Hold Accountable

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual list of consumer reporting companies. The list identifies dozens of specialty reporting companies that collect and sell access to people’s data, including individuals’ finances, employment, check writing histories, or rental history records, often without their knowledge. Using the list, people can exercise their right to see what information these firms have, dispute inaccuracies, and file lawsuits if the firms are violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Initiative to Save Americans Billions in Junk Fees

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched an initiative to save households billions of dollars a year by reducing exploitative junk fees charged by banks and financial companies. Today’s request is a chance for the public to share input that will help shape the agency’s rulemaking and guidance agenda, as well as its enforcement priorities in the coming months and years.

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CFPB Announces Settlement Regarding the 2019 Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law

On January 14, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it has settled a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Professor Kathleen Engel. The lawsuit alleged that the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law did not comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.