CFPB Issues Advisory to Protect Privacy When Companies Compile Personal Data

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a legal interpretation to ensure that companies that use and share credit reports and background reports have a permissible purpose under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a legal interpretation to ensure that companies that use and share credit reports and background reports have a permissible purpose under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-issues-advisory-to-protect-privacy-when-companies-compile-personal-data/

CFPB Helps Survivors Mitigate the Financial Consequences of Human Trafficking

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule to help survivors avoid some of the financial consequences of human trafficking. The CFPB has established, among other things, a method for survivors of trafficking to submit do…

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule to help survivors avoid some of the financial consequences of human trafficking. The CFPB has established, among other things, a method for survivors of trafficking to submit documentation to credit reporting companies that identifies any adverse item of information that resulted from human trafficking. The rule prohibits credit reporting companies from providing a report containing the adverse items of information.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-helps-survivors-mitigate-the-financial-consequences-of-human-trafficking/

Director Chopra’s Prepared Remarks on the Repeat Offender Lawsuit Against TransUnion and John Danaher

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a major lawsuit against repeat offender TransUnion, two of its subsidiaries, and a longtime executive, John T. Danaher, for violating a 2017 law enforcement order.

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a major lawsuit against repeat offender TransUnion, two of its subsidiaries, and a longtime executive, John T. Danaher, for violating a 2017 law enforcement order.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/director-chopras-prepared-remarks-on-the-repeat-offender-lawsuit-against-transunion-and-john-danaher/

CFPB Seeks to Halt Negative Credit Reporting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is using its rulemaking authority to propose that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) do not prevent survivors of human trafficking from achieving financial independence. The proposed rule would pro…

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is using its rulemaking authority to propose that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) do not prevent survivors of human trafficking from achieving financial independence. The proposed rule would protect survivors of human trafficking by preventing CRAs from including negative information resulting from abuse. Congress required the CFPB to issue rules as part of the recently-enacted Debt Bondage Repair Act.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-seeks-to-halt-negative-credit-reporting-for-survivors-of-human-trafficking/

CFPB Issues Bulletin to Prevent Unlawful Medical Debt Collection and Credit Reporting

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a bulletin reminding debt collectors and credit bureaus of their legal obligations in light of the No Surprises Act, which protects consumers from certain unexpected medical bills.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a bulletin reminding debt collectors and credit bureaus of their legal obligations in light of the No Surprises Act, which protects consumers from certain unexpected medical bills.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-issues-bulletin-to-prevent-unlawful-medical-debt-collection-and-credit-reporting/

CFPB Releases Report Detailing Consumer Complaint Response Deficiencies of the Big Three Credit Bureaus

A new analysis by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reveals how changes in complaint responses provided by nationwide consumer reporting companies resulted in fewer meaningful responses and less consumer relief. In 2021, Equifax, Experian…

A new analysis by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reveals how changes in complaint responses provided by nationwide consumer reporting companies resulted in fewer meaningful responses and less consumer relief. In 2021, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion together reported relief in response to less than 2% of covered complaints, down from nearly 25% of covered complaints in 2019.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-releases-report-detailing-consumer-complaint-response-deficiencies-of-the-big-three-credit-bureaus/

CFPB Finds Credit Report Disputes Far More Common in Majority Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released research finding that consumers in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as younger consumers and those with low credit scores, are far more likely to have disputes appear on t…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released research finding that consumers in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as younger consumers and those with low credit scores, are far more likely to have disputes appear on their credit reports.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-finds-credit-report-disputes-far-more-common-in-majority-black-and-hispanic-neighborhoods/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues 1st Alliance Lending, LLC and Its Principals for Alleged Unlawful Mortgage Lending Practices

On January 15, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against 1st Alliance Lending, LLC, John Christopher DiIorio, Kevin Robert St. Lawrence, and Socrates Aramburu for allegedly engaging in various unlawful mortgage-lending prac…

On January 15, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against 1st Alliance Lending, LLC, John Christopher DiIorio, Kevin Robert St. Lawrence, and Socrates Aramburu for allegedly engaging in various unlawful mortgage-lending practices.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-sues-1st-alliance-lending-llc-and-its-principals-for-alleged-unlawful-mortgage-lending-practices/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Settlement with TD Bank for Illegal Overdraft Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with TD Bank, N.A. regarding its marketing and sale of its optional overdraft service: Debit Card Advance (DCA).

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with TD Bank, N.A. regarding its marketing and sale of its optional overdraft service: Debit Card Advance (DCA).

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-announces-settlement-td-bank-illegal-overdraft-practices/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Short-Term Lender for Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with Cottonwood Financial, Ltd., which does business under the name Cash Store, on April 1, 2020.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with Cottonwood Financial, Ltd., which does business under the name Cash Store, on April 1, 2020.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-settles-short-term-lender-unfair-deceptive-acts-and-practices/