In August 2022, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“Department” or “DFPI”) entered into a consent order with a company offering point of sale financing products that the DFPI deemed to be buy now, pay later (“BNPL”) financing, for which a California Financing Law (“CFL”) license is required. The company is required to […]
Update Regarding the CFPB’s Buy Now, Pay Later Orders
In a prior post, we reported that the language used in orders recently issued by the CFPB to leading Buy Now, Pay Later (“BNPL”) providers suggested that the CFPB intends to use the information it collects to build enforcement cases rather than monitor market developments. We also reported that if this is the case, it […]
Is the CFPB using its market monitoring orders to build enforcement cases?
As we previously noted, on October 21, the CFPB issued orders to six large technology firms seeking information about their payment product business plans (the “October 21 Orders”). According to the Bureau, the purpose of orders was to “shed light on the business practices of the largest technology companies in the world.” The CFPB’s use […]