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31 Mar 2014, 5:07 am by Brian Wolfman
I am reproducing Jeff Sovern's post about the "Making the fine print fair" conference set for this Friday, April 4, at Georgetown law. [read post]
19 Dec 2007, 5:32 am
Following up on Jeff Sovern's excellent post on the Federal Reserve's proposed rules on predatory lending, here is some more stuff:  (1) the proposed rule itself (which runs 163 pages); and (2) a Washington post story on the proposed rules. [read post]
8 Nov 2017, 9:11 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Phishing emails purporting to come for financial institutions and others have long been an unfortunate fact of life for consumers (for a reports of phishing emails supposed to be from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, go here, and the concept of phishing has even shown up in the title of a book by two Nobel Prize winners). [read post]
6 Mar 2017, 1:40 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern As an independent agency, the CFPB can issue regulations without approval from the Office of Management and Budget. [read post]
6 Jan 2018, 12:18 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The new chief of staff for the CFPB will be Kirsten Sutton Mork, a longtime aide for House Financial Services Chair Jeb Hensarling, according to Mr. [read post]
10 Jun 2015, 5:25 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I am working on a survey designed to determine consumer awareness of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act validation notice. [read post]
27 Jan 2018, 11:03 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Ian McKendry has a report in the American Banker, Is Trump team moving to political middle in CFPB director search? [read post]
16 May 2012, 2:33 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Quite a bit, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. [read post]
16 Mar 2009, 9:18 am
by Jeff Sovern The unemployed who receive benefits in the form of debit cards often pay fees for the privilege, according to a CNN report. [read post]
24 Jan 2012, 1:01 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern During last night's debate, Representative Paul seemed to attribute the foreclosure crisis partly to the Community Reinvestment Act when he said: Well, the government . . . gave them a mess. [read post]
21 May 2018, 6:33 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Last Thursday, I posted on the blog Republican FTC Commissioners Name Payday Lender Lawyer to Run Consumer Protection Bureau Over Dem Commissioners' Objections. [read post]