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 seeks input on mortgage rule set to lapse

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking relating to the impending expiration of a mortgage rule that affects two large American guarantors.

CFPB symposium: How to implement UDAAP?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently held the first of a series of planned symposia on various regulatory themes, including a panel on how to practically implement the abusive standard.

UDAAP symposium: What does ‘abusive’ mean?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week held the first of a series of planned symposia on various regulatory themes. The first topic addressed was “unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices”. 

Enforcement actions plummet under Trump appointees

Enforcement actions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have dropped precipitously during the first three months of Director Kathy Kraninger’s tenure, according to a report from the Consumer Federation of America.

A look back at Mulvaney’s CFPB term

After roughly one full year at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney stepped aside last month when Kathy Kraninger was confirmed by the Senate as the new director of the bureau. It remains to be seen precisely how Kraninger’s leadership will affect the bureau, but the record of Mulvaney’s tenure can now be assessed.

Democrats take charge of House finance committee

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California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, who is likely to become head of the House Financial Services Committee, has long been a staunch ally of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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