A&B ABstract: As recently reported by the Financial Times, banks are preparing for the “deepest job cuts since the financial crisis,” with firings to be “super brutal.” Already, nonbank lenders and service providers have been suffering with several rounds of layoffs and, potentially, more to come. Former employees, particularly disgruntled ones, may have information they […]
Alston & Bird Adds Consumer Finance Partner Aldys London in Washington, D.C.
Alston & Bird has strengthened and expanded its capabilities for advising companies on state and federal consumer finance regulatory compliance issues with the addition of partner Aldys London in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her clients include mortgage companies, consumer finance and FinTech companies, secondary market investors, real estate companies, home builders, insurance companies, banks, and other […]
Joint Trade Associations Reject the CFPB’s “Discrimination-Unfairness” Theory
In a June 28 letter to Director Chopra and accompanying White Paper and press release, the ABA, CBA, ICBA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) to rescind recent revisions made to its UDAAP examination manual that had effectuated the CFPB’s controversial theory that alleged […]
Did the CFPB Have Authority to Issue its RFI Regarding Employer-Driven Debt?
A&B Abstract The CFPB’s statutory authority to issue a recent request for information (RFI) regarding employer-driven debt is in doubt, which may affect the utility of any comments submitted in response to its request. Background On June 9, the CFPB issued an RFI Regarding Employer-Driven Debt. The RFI seeks comment on several areas of inquiry […]
CFPB Continues Scrutiny of Algorithmic Technology
On May 26, 2022 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Financial Protection Circular stating that creditors utilizing algorithmic tools in credit making decisions must provide “statements of specific reasons to applicants against whom adverse action is taken” pursuant to ECOA and Regulation B. The CFPB previously stated that circulars are policy statements meant […]