CFPB Launches New Effort to Promote Competition and Innovation in Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is opening a new office, the Office of Competition and Innovation, as part of a new approach to help spur innovation in financial services by promoting competition and identifying stumbling blocks for new…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is opening a new office, the Office of Competition and Innovation, as part of a new approach to help spur innovation in financial services by promoting competition and identifying stumbling blocks for new market entrants. The office will replace the Office of Innovation that focused on an application-based process to confer special regulatory treatment on individual companies. The new office will support a broader initiative by the CFPB to analyze obstacles to open markets, better understand how big players are squeezing out smaller players, host incubation events, and, in general, make it easier for people to switch financial providers.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-lauches-new-effort-to-promote-competition-and-innovation-in-consumer-finance/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches New Way for the Public to Petition the Agency for Action

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today made it easier for the public to meaningfully engage with the agency and request regulatory changes. Starting today, members of the public can submit petitions for rulemaking directly to the CFPB. T…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today made it easier for the public to meaningfully engage with the agency and request regulatory changes. Starting today, members of the public can submit petitions for rulemaking directly to the CFPB. The petitions will be posted on public dockets for review and comment.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-launches-new-way-for-the-public-to-petition-the-agency-for-action/

CFPB Announces Settlement Regarding the 2019 Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law

On January 14, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it has settled a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Professor Kathleen Engel. The lawsuit alleged that the Ta…

On January 14, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it has settled a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Professor Kathleen Engel. The lawsuit alleged that the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law did not comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-announces-settlement-regarding-the-2019-taskforce-on-federal-consumer-financial-law/