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HTMLCFPB Takes First Step in HMDA Rulemaking
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
On February 7th, the CFPB took a preliminary step toward initiating a rulemaking, authorized by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), which will increase the amount of data that financial regulators collect about the residential mortgage market. Specifically, the CFPB is...

 

HTMLSometimes You Don't Have to Register
Steven M. Felsenstein, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
On January 31, 2014, the Division of Trading and Markets (the Division) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a no-action letter indicating that the staff of the Commission would not recommend enforcement action against an “M&A Broker” (as that term is defined in the...

 

HTMLCFPB and DOJ Order Indirect Auto Lender to Pay $80 Million to Consumers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 20th, the CFPB and the Department of Justice ordered one of the largest indirect auto lenders in the United States to pay $80 million in damages to African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers as well as $18 million in penalties for alleged violations of the...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Online Loan Servicer for UDAAP Violations
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 16th, the CFPB’s Enforcement Division filed a lawsuit against an online loan servicer in federal district court in Massachusetts alleging that the servicer engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAPs).

 

HTMLCFPB Releases Initial Arbitration Study Findings
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
On December 12th, the CFPB released a preliminary report on its study of the use of arbitration clauses in connection with consumer financial products and services. The CFPB has been conducting this study of arbitration agreements as required by section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Act. After conducting...

 

HTMLCFPB Focuses on Student Loan Servicing
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013
On December 3rd, the CFPB issued a rule that allows the Bureau to supervise certain non-bank student loan servicers for the first time. Currently, the CFPB supervises student loan servicing at the largest banks. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB was also granted the authority to supervise certain...

 

HTMLA Brief Recap of Recent Regulatory Actions Regarding Short-Term, Small-Dollar Lending
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013
Providers of short-term, small-dollar loans, including deposit advance products and payday loans, have increasingly come under attack in recent months by Federal and State regulators. These attacks have been both collateral and direct and they appear to be close to reaching a dramatic crescendo. A...

 

HTMLOn Party Line Vote, House Financial Services Committee Passes Six Bills Aimed at Restructuring the CFPB
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013
On November 21st, the House Financial Services Committee passed six bills aimed at bringing oversight, accountability and transparency to the CFPB. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) called the bills “common-sense bills that bring a modicum of accountability and transparency to the...

 

HTMLOCC and FDIC Issue Guidance Regarding Deposit Advance Products
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013
On November 21st, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) separately issued guidance on deposit advance loans.4 The guidance establishes numerous expectations for institutions that offer such products. It covers matters such as consumer...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Action against Mortgage Insurer for Alleged Kickbacks
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
On November 15th, the CFPB filed a complaint and a proposed consent order against Republic Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private mortgage insurance company (RMIC). The complaint alleges that RMIC violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by paying illegal kickbacks to...

 


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