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HTMLCFPB Issues Bulletin Regarding Marketing of Promotional Credit Card Offers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On September 3rd, the CFPB issued Bulletin 2014-02 warning credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions to consumers. The CFPB is concerned that consumers do not adequately understand certain types of credit card offers, such as balance transfers, deferred-interest...

 

HTMLCFPB Announces New Senior Management and Advisory Board and Council Members
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The CFPB also announced the appointment of new consumer finance experts from outside the federal government to the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. The Consumer Advisory Board is charged with advising and consulting the CFPB's...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Dodd-Frank Amendments to HMDA
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 24th, the CFPB issued a proposed rule that would amend Regulation C to implement amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) made by the Dodd-Frank Act. HMDA generally requires mortgage lenders to report information about loan applications they receive and about loans they...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Mortgage Lender for Deceptive Practices
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 12th, the CFPB announced that it had entered a consent order with a mortgage lender. According to the CFPB, the mortgage company "lured consumers by advertising misleading interest rates, locked them in with costly up-front fees, failed to honor its advertised rates, and then...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Report on Overdraft Charges
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 31st, the CFPB issued a report on overdraft charges. The study is based on a set of account-level and transaction-level data from several of the large depository institutions which the CFPB supervises. In addition, the study was supplemented by CFPB research derived from a February 2012...

 

HTMLCFPB, FTC, and 15 States Announce Suits against Foreclosure Relief Companies
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 23rd, the CFPB, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a concerted effort against foreclosure relief companies that were allegedly using false and deceptive means to market foreclosure relief services to distressed homeowners. The CFPB sued three companies, and...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Proposal to Share Consumer Complaint Narratives
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 16th, the CFPB issued a proposed policy statement that would expand the scope of the public portion of its consumer complaint database to include “unstructured consumer complaint narrative data.” Until now, the CFPB has published only basic demographic and summary information it...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Law Firm
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 14th, the CFPB sued a law firm alleging that it used deceptive court filings and unsubstantiated evidence to intimidate consumers into paying for debts. The CFPB alleges that the law firm operated “like a factory,” producing hundreds of thousands of such lawsuits.

 

HTMLThe CFPB Adds Mobile Financial Services to its Contact List; Providers of Such Services Should Be Prepared to Answer the Call
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
In an attempt to understand and position itself to respond to technological innovations that are occurring in the consumer financial services market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a public request for information regarding the use by consumers of mobile electronic...

 

HTMLCFPB Enters Consent Order with National Bank Regarding Alleged Mortgage Servicing Misconduct
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 17th, the CFPB, along with Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and attorneys general in 49 states and the District of Columbia, filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct at a...

 


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