States play an important role in the regulation of consumer reporting. State laws that are not “inconsistent” with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are generally not preempted by that statute. The FCRA also expressly preempts certain categories of State laws. This interpretive rule clarifies that FCRA’s express preemption provisions have a narrow and targeted scope. States therefore retain substantial flexibility to pass laws involving consumer reporting to reflect emerging problems affecting their local economies and citizens.
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 CFPB is issuing this advisory opinion to affirm that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B protect not only those actively seeking credit but also those who sought and have received credit.
Equal Credit Opportunity (Regulation B); Discrimination on the Bases of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this interpretive rule to clarify that, with respect to any aspect of a credit transaction, the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B, which implements ECOA, encompasses sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination, including discrimination based on actual or perceived nonconformity with sex-based or gender-based stereotypes and discrimination based on an applicant’s associations.
The Bureau is publishing a Federal Register notice pursuant to section 706(e) of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act concerning the update of the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) to include an applicant language preference question.