Student loan debt relief companies sued

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against several companies and individuals involved in offering student loan debt-relief services for allegedly obtaining consumer reports illegally, charging unlawful advance fees, and engaging in deceptive conduct.

Task force on federal consumer law launched

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will establish a taskforce to examine ways to ‘harmonize and modernize’ federal consumer financial laws. 

CFPB names advisory board members

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger announced the appointment of members to the Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit Union Advisory Council, and Academic Research Council.

CFPB files suit against credit brokers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the District of South Carolina against Katharine Snyder, Performance Arbitrage Company, Inc., and Life Funding Options, Inc. 

CFPB launches innovation partnership

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched the American Consumer Financial Innovation Network in partnership with multiple state regulators. ACFIN is aimed at enhancing coordination among federal and state regulators to facilitate financial innovation. The bureau also announced several new policies designed to promote innovation.

CFPB settles with Illinois debt collection firm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has settled with Asset Recovery Associates, Inc., a debt-collection company headquartered in Illinois, over allegations it falsely threatened consumers.

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