• 01.09.18

    Financial Litigation Roundup: Key Federal Rulings in 2017

    In case you missed it, here is our list of the most significant financial services rulings in 2017 from the Supreme Court of the United States and major federal appellate courts.

  • 12.28.17

    CFPB’s Payday Loan, Auto Lending Rules in Jeopardy

    More Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules may be reversed as lawmakers moved to dismantle both the payday loan rule and the auto lending rule.

  • 12.28.17

    Bill Would Ban Customer Termination by Federal Agencies

    In an attack on heavily criticized practices from Operation Choke Point, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would place limits on federal bank regulators ordering account closures.

  • 12.22.17

    Did the CFPB Falsify Documents in Payday Lender Exam?

    In an explosive letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) employee claims that her former bosses asked her to falsify records in a payday lender examination that resulted in a multimillion-dollar settlement.

  • 12.19.17

    The Battle Over CFPB Leadership Continues

    Although the first round in the battle over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Donald Trump’s pick for the position, the fight continues, leaving the CFPB’s ongoing work very unsettled.

  • 12.14.17

    The Battle Over CFPB Leadership Continues

    Although the first round in the battle over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Donald Trump’s pick for the position, the fight continues, leaving the CFPB’s ongoing work very unsettled.

  • 11.30.17

    Battle of Acting Directors: Round One to Mulvaney

    Earlier this week, a federal judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order preventing Mick Mulvaney from assuming the reins of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as acting director.

  • 11.30.17

    CFPB Hits Debt Settlement Services Provider With Lawsuit

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) has filed suit against the largest debt settlement services provider in the country, accusing the California-based entity of violating Dodd-Frank and the Telemarketing Sales Rule by deceiving consumers about its services.

  • 11.21.17

    Trump’s CFPB Pick: Major Impact for Industry and Consumers?

    If recent media reports are accurate, the president intends to name current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

  • 11.21.17

    OCC’s Otting Confirmed: Another Former OneWest Executive Takes Reins

    On a largely party-line vote, the Senate has confirmed former OneWest president Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency.