This interpretive rule describes states’ authorities to pursue companies and individuals that violate the provisions of federal consumer financial protection law.
Rules listed here are final rules issued by the CFPB. To identify all the rules related to a single consumer financial product, use the filter tool below.
Types of final rules
Other than interim final rules, this includes all CFPB final rules, including procedural and interpretive rules. Generally, final rules go through notice and comment before issuance.
Interim Final Rule
Under some circumstances, the CFPB may issue final rules without a comment period before issuance. The CFPB may request comment on these rules and may later alter the rules, if necessary.
The Bureau has issued this procedural rule to update its Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings.
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act, directs Federal agencies to adjust for inflation the civil penalty amounts within their jurisdiction not later than July 1, 2016, and then not later than January 15 every year thereafter.
On September 26, 2013, , the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule establishing procedures for the issuance of a temporary cease-and-desist order (TCDO) pursuant to section 1053(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which requires the Bureau to prescribe rules establishing procedures for the conduct of adjudication proceedings.
On June 29, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule implementing the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA or the Act). EAJA requires agencies that conduct adversary adjudications to award attorney fees and other litigation expenses to certain parties other than the United States in certain circumstances. EAJA also requires agencies that conduct adversary adjudications to establish procedures for the submission and consideration of applications for the award of fees and other expenses.
Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs and Activities Conducted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
This interim final rule provides for the enforcement of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities conducted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. It sets forth standards for what constitutes discrimination on the basis of mental or physical disability, provides a definition for “individual with a disability” and “qualified individual with a disability,” and establishes a complaint mechanism for resolving allegations of discrimination.