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25 May 2016, 9:06 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services has released the draft of a bill it is considering that would hamstring the CFPB and at least temporarily preserve pre-dispute arbitration clauses, among other things. [read post]
13 Aug 2016, 11:51 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Recently I saw an off-Broadway play by Norman Shabel, A Class Act. [read post]
19 Jun 2013, 2:49 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled CFPB Budget Review. [read post]
27 Dec 2012, 8:14 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Regular readers of this blog will know that businesses use cookies, etc. to track consumer online behavior for marketing purposes. [read post]
8 Dec 2017, 10:31 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The tweet reads:  Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped, as has incorrectly been reported, but will be pursued and, if anything, substantially increased. [read post]
24 Jan 2018, 11:45 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern In response to my inquiry, a CFPB representative, Brenda Muniz, informed me today that "There are no updates with respect to the freeze on enforcement actions or the issuance of CIDs," and that the CFPB has not announced an enforcement action since its November 21 announcement about Citibank. [read post]
30 Apr 2020, 1:55 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Earlier this month, the CFPB issued a statement saying that during the pandemic, it would not enforce the 30-day deadlines for credit reporting agencies and furnishers to investigate reports of errors in credit reports, as long as they acted in good faith. [read post]
23 Jul 2020, 10:25 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I served on a faculty committee this summer that prepared a report with tips for online teaching. [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 7:25 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here's what the Times's Joe Nocera wrote in his column today: [The OCC] is a classic captured regulator. [read post]
6 Jun 2016, 10:45 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern According to a report in HousingWire, a CompassPoint report concludes the following: “Our channel checks estimate that shifting the CFPB’s governance from a directorship to a commission would double the bureau’s already elongated rulemaking timeline, cut its enforcement activity by 50% to 75%, and result in a far greater importance being placed on supervision,” Compass Point’s analysts noted. [read post]
30 Jun 2016, 2:48 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern In his new book, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy, Chris Hoofnagle writes (at page 137) about a 1971 petition by five GW law students to the FTC. [read post]
18 Jun 2015, 10:35 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern CFPB Monitor is reporting: [T]he House Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to the FY 2016 Financial Services Appropriations bill that would impose new requirements on the CFPB before it can issue a rule governing arbitration agreements. [read post]
25 Feb 2016, 1:24 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Gregory Gauthier has pointed out that Starbucks has changed its arbitration clause and wonders why. [read post]