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Published Category: Proposed Rule

Amendments to Rules Concerning Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau is proposing to amend its rules governing prepaid accounts under Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act. This proposal requests comment on potential modifications to several aspects of that rule.

Published Category: Proposed Rule

Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Delay of Effective Date

The Bureau is proposing to delay the October 1, 2017 effective date of the rule governing Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) by six months, to April 1, 2018.

Remittance Proposal - Temporary Exception (Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E)): Extension of Comment Period

On April 25, 2014, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing amendments to certain requirements set forth in subpart B of Regulation E related to remittance transfers (Remittance Proposal). The Remittance Proposal allowed a 30-day comment period that will end on May 27, 2014. To allow interested persons additional time to consider and submit their responses, the Bureau has determined that an extension of the comment period until June 6, 2014, is appropriate.
Published Category: Proposed Rule

Remittance Proposal - Temporary Exception (Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E))

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to amend subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfers Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. The proposal would extend a temporary provision that permits insured institutions to estimate certain pricing disclosures pursuant to section 1073 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Absent further action by the Bureau, that exception expires on July 21, 2015. Based on a preliminary determination that the termination of the exception would negatively affect the ability of insured institutions to send remittance transfers, the Bureau is proposing to extend the temporary exception by five years from July 21, 2015, to July 21, 2020. The Bureau is also proposing several clarifying amendments and technical corrections to the final rule and commentary.

Notice - Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E)

On September 26, 2012, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) issued a safe harbor list of countries that qualify for an exception in subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and published this list on its Web site. The Bureau is now publishing the current list, which is unchanged from the prior release, in the Federal Register. The Bureau recognizes that the list may change, and it intends to revise the list periodically.

Notice of Publication - Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E): Remittance Rule Safe Harbor List

On September 26, 2012, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) issued a safe harbor list of countries that qualify for an exception in subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and published this list on its Web site. The Bureau is now publishing the current list, which is unchanged from the prior release, in the Federal Register. The Bureau recognizes that the list may change, and it intends to revise the list periodically.
Published Category: Proposed Rule

Remittance Rule (Amendment to Regulation E)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to amend subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. The proposal would refine a final rule issued by the Bureau earlier in 2012 that implements section 1073 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regarding remittance transfers. The proposal addresses three narrow issues. First, the proposal would provide additional flexibility regarding the disclosure of foreign taxes, as well as fees imposed by a designated recipient's institution for receiving a remittance transfer in an account. Second, the proposal would limit a remittance transfer provider's obligation to disclose foreign taxes to those imposed by a country's central government. Third, the proposal would revise the error resolution provisions that apply when a remittance transfer is not delivered to a designated recipient because the sender provided incorrect or insufficient information, and, in particular, when a sender provides an incorrect account number and that incorrect account number results in the funds being deposited in the wrong account. The Bureau is also proposing to temporarily delay and extend the effective date of the rule.

Electronic Fund Transfers; Intent to Make Determination of Effect on State Laws (Maine and Tennessee)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing notice of its intent to consider and address requests received to determine whether certain provisions in the laws of Maine and Tennessee relating to unclaimed gift cards are inconsistent with and preempted by the requirements of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E.

Electronic Fund Transfers (Regulation E) (Prepaid Cards ANRPM)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) is seeking comment, data, and information from the public about general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards (GPR cards). GPR cards are a prepaid financial product that have been increasing in popularity and that some consumers now use in a manner similar to a debit card that is linked to a traditional checking account. The Bureau is particularly interested in learning more about this product, including its costs, benefits, and risks to consumers. The Bureau intends to issue a proposal to extend the Regulation E protections to GPR cards. Your comments, in conjunction with other outreach and analysis, will help the Bureau better understand and evaluate any potential consumer protection issues raised by the current design, marketing, and use of this product. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) asks ten broad questions about GPR cards.