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UDAAP symposium: What does ‘abusive’ mean?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week held the first of a series of planned symposia on various regulatory themes. The first topic addressed was “unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices”. 


CFPB discusses alternative credit scoring

The report summarizes the bureau’s 2018 efforts to ensure “fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit for both individuals and communities” as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.

CFPB settles with Freedom Debt Relief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has settled its lawsuit against Freedom Debt Relief over violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.