CFPB Rule Clarifies Tenants Can Hold Debt Collectors Accountable for Illegal Evictions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-rule-clarifies-tenants-can-hold-debt-collectors-accountable-for-illegal-evictions/

CFPB Takes Action Against SettleIt, Inc. for Steering Consumers into High-Cost Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against an online debt-settlement company for taking advantage of consumers, failing to disclose its relationship to certain creditors, and steering consumers into high-cost loans offere…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against an online debt-settlement company for taking advantage of consumers, failing to disclose its relationship to certain creditors, and steering consumers into high-cost loans offered by affiliated lenders.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-takes-action-against-settleit-inc-for-steering-consumers-into-high-cost-loans/

CFPB Proposes Delay of Effective Date for Recent Debt Collection Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed extending the effective date of two recent debt collection rules to give affected parties more time to comply due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed extending the effective date of two recent debt collection rules to give affected parties more time to comply due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-proposes-delay-of-effective-date-for-recent-debt-collection-rules/

CFPB Takes Action Against Debt Collector And Its Owner For Falsely Threatening Consumers with Legal Action

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a consent order against a debt collector and its owner for harassing thousands of consumers, falsely threatening them with legal action. The CFPB found that Yorba Capital Management, LLC (Yor…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a consent order against a debt collector and its owner for harassing thousands of consumers, falsely threatening them with legal action. The CFPB found that Yorba Capital Management, LLC (Yorba) and its former owner, Daniel Portilla, Jr., violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) and that Yorba violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-takes-action-against-debt-collector-and-its-owner-for-falsely-threatening-consumers-with-legal-action/

CFPB Proposes Mortgage Servicing Changes to Prevent Wave of COVID-19 Foreclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a set of rule changes intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a set of rule changes intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-proposes-mortgage-servicing-changes-to-prevent-wave-of-covid-19-foreclosures/

CFPB Compliance Bulletin Warns Mortgage Servicers: Unprepared is Unacceptable

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today warned mortgage servicers to take all necessary steps now to prevent a wave of avoidable foreclosures this fall. Millions of homeowners currently in forbearance will need help from their servicers w…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today warned mortgage servicers to take all necessary steps now to prevent a wave of avoidable foreclosures this fall. Millions of homeowners currently in forbearance will need help from their servicers when the pandemic-related federal emergency mortgage protections expire this summer and fall. Servicers should dedicate sufficient resources and staff now to ensure they are prepared for a surge in borrowers needing help. The CFPB will closely monitor how servicers engage with borrowers, respond to borrower requests, and process applications for loss mitigation. The CFPB will consider a servicer’s overall effectiveness in helping consumers when using its discretion to address compliance issues that arise.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-compliance-bulletin-warns-mortgage-servicers-unprepared-is-unacceptable/

CFPB Rescinds Series Of Policy Statements To Ensure Industry Complies With Consumer Protection Laws

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today it is rescinding seven policy statements issued last year that provided temporary flexibilities to financial institutions in various consumer financial markets, including the mortgage, cre…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today it is rescinding seven policy statements issued last year that provided temporary flexibilities to financial institutions in various consumer financial markets, including the mortgage, credit reporting, credit and prepaid card markets. The seven rescissions, effective as of April 1, 2021, provide guidance as to how financial institutions should now comply with various consumer financial laws and regulations.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-rescinds-series-of-policy-statements-to-ensure-industry-complies-with-consumer-protection-laws/

2020 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Now Available

Today, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2020 were published on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,400 HMDA filers. The published data conta…

Today, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2020 were published on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,400 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions, modified to protect privacy.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/2020-hmda-data-on-mortgage-lending-now-available/

Agencies Seek Wide Range of Views on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence

Five federal financial regulatory agencies are gathering insight on financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence (AI). The agencies seek information from the public on how financial institutions use AI in their activities, including fraud pre…

Five federal financial regulatory agencies are gathering insight on financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence (AI). The agencies seek information from the public on how financial institutions use AI in their activities, including fraud prevention, personalization of customer services, credit underwriting, and other operations.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/agencies-seek-wide-range-of-views-on-financial-institutions-use-of-artificial-intelligence/

CFPB Acting Director Uejio and FTC Acting Chairwoman Slaughter Issue Joint Statement on Preventing Illegal Evictions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Dave Uejio and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter issued a joint statement regarding their agencies’ work to help stop illegal evictions and protect American consumers facin…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Dave Uejio and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter issued a joint statement regarding their agencies’ work to help stop illegal evictions and protect American consumers facing economic hardship due to COVID-19.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-acting-director-uejio-and-ftc-acting-chairwoman-slaughter-issue-joint-statement-on-preventing-illegal-evictions/