• 03.28.18

    New FTC Act Enforcement by FDIC and FTC

    Although the CFPB may be retreating from exercising its authority to enforce UDAAP violations under the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 5 of the FTC Act continues to be a potent weapon used by regulators, including the FDIC.


  • 01.11.18

    2017 Year in Review: Developments in Payments

    2017 was a year of continued innovation in the payments space as the adoption of digital payments continued to increase.

  • 08.17.17

    Forecast: Abundance of Potential New Rulemaking From the CFPB

    After making headlines with its controversial arbitration rule, the embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its rulemaking agenda for the rest of the year, putting financial services companies on notice about forthcoming rules on payday, title, high-cost...

  • 07.10.17

    Financial Services Law—CFPB Bans Most Consumer Arbitrations

    Today, and to no one’s surprise, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule that prevents banks and other covered providers of specified consumer financial products from incorporating or enforcing predispute mandatory arbitration to the extent that the clause...

  • 07.10.17

    Treasury Spends Ink on Regulatory Changes

    The Treasury Department, in the first of four reports to President Trump detailing its review of financial regulations and its recommendations about potential changes to the depository system, proposed major changes in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) structure as well as a...


  • 06.08.17

    California Court Upholds CFPB’s Constitutionality, Request for CID

    Taking the opposite approach from recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a California federal court upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while also ordering the defendant to comply with a civil investigative demand issued by the...

  • 05.25.17

    Curry Defends OCC's Fintech Charter, New York's DFS Sues

    Stepping down as the leader of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas J. Curry highlighted the efforts of the agency to encourage financial innovation, particularly the agency's decision to grant fintech charters, as another lawsuit was filed challenging those charters...


  • 05.12.17

    CSBS Sues OCC Over Fintech Charters

    An organization of state banking regulators hit the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency with a lawsuit, claiming the federal agency’s plan to issue fintech charters exceeds its authority.

  • 04.13.17

    $3M Penalty for Credit Reporting Agency in CFPB Action

    A major credit bureau and its subsidiaries will pay a civil penalty of $3 million, revise how it represents how the credit scores it markets to consumers are used, and put in place changes in its compliance management system in a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB...


  • 03.30.17

    Industry Groups Respond on Consumer Access to Financial Records

    Financial industry groups responded to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) request for information on consumer access to their financial records.