CFPB Report: Consumer Complaint Submission Patterns Vary by Demographic Characteristics of Census Tract

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released its first in-depth report analyzing complaint submission patterns by U.S. Census tract. The report, “Consumer complaints throughout the credit life cycle, by demographic characteristics,” f…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released its first in-depth report analyzing complaint submission patterns by U.S. Census tract. The report, “Consumer complaints throughout the credit life cycle, by demographic characteristics,” finds that the complaints from wealthier communities and communities with higher percentages of white, non-Hispanic residents were more frequently about loan origination and performing servicing, while the complaints from communities of color and lower income communities were more frequently about credit reporting, identity theft, and delinquent servicing.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-report-consumer-complaint-submission-patterns-vary-by-demographic-characteristics-of-census-tract/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces New Advisory Committee Members

CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio today announced the appointment of new members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC). These committee memb…

CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio today announced the appointment of new members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC). These committee members will advise Bureau leadership on a broad range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-announces-new-advisory-committee-members/

CFPB Sues Software Company That Helps Credit-Repair Businesses Charge Illegal Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing a California-based software company and its owner of providing assistance to illegal credit-repair businesses.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing a California-based software company and its owner of providing assistance to illegal credit-repair businesses.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-software-company-that-helps-credit-repair-businesses-charge-illegal-fees/

CFPB Report: Renters at Risk as COVID-19 Safety Net Ends

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report warning that millions of renters and their families may suffer previously avoided economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic as federal and state relief programs end. The report, “Fin…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report warning that millions of renters and their families may suffer previously avoided economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic as federal and state relief programs end. The report, “Financial conditions for renters before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” finds that some government relief efforts likely helped maintain the financial stability of renters and their families, suggesting that many may be at risk as those programs expire.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-report-renters-at-risk-as-covid-19-safety-net-ends/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Report Finding a Continued Decline in College Credit Card Agreements in 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report on the agreements signed between credit card issuers and colleges, or organizations affiliated with colleges, finding that the market for college credit cards continued its general…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report on the agreements signed between credit card issuers and colleges, or organizations affiliated with colleges, finding that the market for college credit cards continued its general trend of decline in 2020.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-issues-report-finding-a-continued-decline-in-college-credit-card-agreements-in-2020/

CFPB Sues LendUp Loans for Violating 2016 Consent Order and Deceiving Borrowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing LendUp Loans, LLC of violating a 2016 consent order and deceiving tens of thousands of borrowers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing LendUp Loans, LLC of violating a 2016 consent order and deceiving tens of thousands of borrowers.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-lendup-loans-for-violating-2016-consent-order-and-deceiving-borrowers/

CFPB Takes Action Against Student Lender for Misleading Borrowers about Income Share Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against an income share agreement (ISA) provider for mispresenting its product and failing to comply with federal consumer financial law that governs private student loans.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action today against an income share agreement (ISA) provider for mispresenting its product and failing to comply with federal consumer financial law that governs private student loans.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-takes-action-against-student-lender-for-misleading-borrowers-about-income-share-agreements/

Statement by CFPB Acting Director Uejio on CFPB Victory in Legal Challenge to Payday Lending Rule Protections

CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio issued a statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld the Payment Provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.

CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio issued a statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld the Payment Provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/statement-cfpb-acting-director-uejio-cfpb-victory-in-legal-challenge-to-payday-lending-rule-protections/

CFPB Proposes Rule to Shine New Light on Small Businesses’ Access to Credit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a new rule designed to help small businesses gain access to the credit they need and deserve by increasing transparency in the lending marketplace.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed a new rule designed to help small businesses gain access to the credit they need and deserve by increasing transparency in the lending marketplace.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-proposes-rule-to-shine-new-light-on-small-businesses-access-to-credit/

Mortgage refinance loans drove an increase in closed-end originations in 2020, new CFPB report finds

A new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data report on residential mortgage lending trends released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that the total number of closed-end originations as well as applications increased substantial…

A new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data report on residential mortgage lending trends released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that the total number of closed-end originations as well as applications increased substantially between 2019 and 2020.

Read more / Original news source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/mortgage-refinance-loans-drove-an-increase-in-closed-end-originations-in-2020-new-cfpb-report-finds/