CFPB to finalize open banking rule in 2024

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will propose open banking regulations in the next few months and plans to finalize the rule in 2024, Director Rohit Chopra said June 12 in a blog post. Chopra said the rule, which the CFPB is required to issue under Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act, will ensure a more competitive environment and give consumers the ability to control their own financial data.

CFPB warns banks over use of AI chatbots

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning financial institutions that they could violate federal consumer financial protection laws if chatbots fail to provide accurate information to customers and don’t protect their privacy and data.

CFPB: Digital payment app deposits could be unsafe

Money held in nonbank, peer-to-peer digital payment apps often lack the deposit insurance protections at traditional banks and are more susceptible to losses, according to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report.

Citizens Financial fined $9 million for credit card violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Providence, R.I.-based Citizens Financial Group $9 million for violating consumer financial protection standards on disputed credit card transactions. According to the CFPB, Citizens violated the Truth in Lending Act by improperly denying customers’ requests for reports of fraud and errors and requiring them to “jump through unnecessary and burdensome hoops, which are not required under the Truth in Lending Act, to report fraud.”

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