On January 15, a federal district court in California rejected a constitutional challenge to the CFPB.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is amassing mortgage and card data of bank customers across the country. From the standpoint of reducing banks’ mortgage compliance burden, the bureau’s project has the potential to help banks.
Under a proposed rule, certain nonbank international money transfer providers would be subject to supervisory oversight from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Community bank members of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council told the Fed community banks will wait to implement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage framework until the law has been tested in court, according to Brian Johnson, CEO of Choice Financial Group, Grand Forks, N.D.
Fidelity Mortgage Corporation of St. Louis and its former owner and current president Mark Figert have been ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to pay $81,076 for illegal kickbacks.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expanded an earlier probe into for-profit colleges.
Last month, the CFPB delivered preliminary results of a study into the use of arbitration clauses in consumer products.
On December 16th, the Office of Inspector General issued a report critical of the CFPB’s policy of regularly sending enforcement attorneys to participate in meetings with the entities under their oversight.
Last November, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a long-anticipated new rule standardizing two mortgage forms.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last month announced a $2.1 billion settlement agreement with Ocwen Financial Corporation, the fourth-largest U.S. mortgage servicer and the largest that is not a bank.