In March 2020, the federal government announced that payments in connection with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education would be suspended, and interest would be waived for the duration of the suspension.
The FDIC Board of Directors is voting on a final rule to update the framework governing official FDIC signs and advertising requirements, as well as misrepresentations related to federal deposit insurance.
The government’s promise that insured deposits will be protected from loss in the event of a bank failure has been the backbone of banking system stability for 90 years. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s stewardship of the Deposit Insurance Fund is vital to keeping that promise and maintaining the public’s confidence.
Force-placed insurance was a noteworthy facet of the foreclosure crisis in 2007-2008, and remains a continuing risk for homeowners. The CFPB is responsible for enforcing mortgage servicing rules related to force-placed insurance.
The economic and psychological damage inflicted by a crisis can linger for many years, and most people will not receive the type of extraordinary government assistance that large financial firms tend to receive.
Director Chopra discussed the CFPB’s proposed rule to activate a dormant authority under a 2010 law to accelerate much-needed competition and decentralization in banking and consumer finance by making it easier to switch to a new provider.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a rulemaking to block medical debt collectors from weaponizing the credit reporting system to coerce patients into paying bills they may not even owe.
CFPB Director Chopra’s statement on the proposed registry of contract terms used by supervised nonbank financial companies to prevent negative reviews or to limit consumers’ legal rights and protections.