A&B ABstract: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) issued a Policy Statement to provide a framework for how it intends to apply the Dodd-Frank Act’s “abusiveness” standard going forward in its supervision and enforcement activities. While this framework attempts to provide clarity where the Dodd-Frank Act left uncertain what acts and practices […]
NY DFS unveils Consumer Protection Task Force, adds Former CFPB Deputy Director
A&B ABstract: Less than one month into the new year, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has taken strong measures to make good on its proclamation that “2020 must be the year of the consumer” by: (1) unveiling a 12-member Consumer Protection Task Force to help implement an extensive consumer protection agenda; and (2) […]
A Closer Look at the CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rules – Part Three: Important Details Relating to Disclosures and Debt Validation Notices
A&B Abstract This blog post is part three of a five-part series examining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (the “CFPB” or “Bureau”) proposed rule amending Regulation F (“Proposed Rule”), which implements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) to prescribe rules governing the activities of debt collectors. In part one of this series, we provided […]
Will the CFPB find its Voice on “Abusiveness”?
On June 25, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) kicked off its symposia series with a panel discussion of whether the Bureau should use its rulemaking authority to further define “abusive acts or practices.” The Dodd-Frank Act added a prohibition on abusive acts and practices to the established prohibition on unfair acts and […]