Sen. Sherrod Brown wants agencies to halt non-COVID-19 rulemaking

A Senate democrat urged federal financial regulators to shelve rulemaking projects that aren’t related to the coronavirus pandemic, and suggested the agencies’ priority be protecting the financial system and mitigating economic fallout from the outbreak.

CFPB wants to pay whistleblowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working on legislation to authorize payments to whistleblowers who report violations of Federal consumer financial law.

CFPB settles Think Finance lawsuit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed settlement with Think Finance, LLC, formerly known as Think Finance, Inc., and six subsidiaries which would resolve a 2017 lawsuit.

CFPB adds member to consumer law taskforce

William MacLeod, a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, will join the previously announced slate of members of the taskforce on federal consumer financial law at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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.

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