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Spotlight

CFPB changes disclosure of records and debt collection rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized changes to its regulations regarding the disclosure of records and information. It also published a portion of its long-awaited Fair Debt Collection Practices Act rulemaking to modernize and clarify rules around third-party debt collection.

News

CFPB settles with Washington Federal

Seattle-based Washington Federal Bank., N.A., has settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over allegations it reported inaccurate Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data.

CFPB makes GSE patch extension official

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a final rule to extend the Government-Sponsored Enterprise patch until the mandatory compliance date of a final rule amending the General Qualified Mortgage loan definition in Regulation Z.