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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLCFPB Trial Disclosure Program Now Effective
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
On October 29th, the CFPB’s Notice of Policy regarding its Trial Disclosure Program was published in the Federal Register, thus making the Policy effective. Section 1032(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act permits consumer financial service providers to “conduct a trial program that is limited in...

 

Adobe PDFCFPB Issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Debt Collection Industry
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013
On November 6th, the Consumer Financial Bureau (the “CFPB” or the “Bureau”) kicked off its process for issuing long-awaited rules that will govern the practices of the debt collection industry. Section 1089 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Fair Debt Collection Practices...

 

HTMLSenators Request Justification for the CFPB’s Indirect Auto Lending Bulletin
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2013, previously published on November 5, 2013
On October 30th, a bipartisan group of 22 Senators sent a letter to the CFPB challenging the basis for the Bureau’s Bulletin 2013-02 entitled “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.”

 

HTMLCFPB Releases Guide for “Managing Someone Else’s Money”
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on November 5, 2013
On October 29th, the CFPB’s Office of Older Americans published a series of four guidance booklets to help financial caregivers understand how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to avoid scams and financial exploitation, and where to go for help.

 

HTMLCordray Speaks to Mortgage Bankers Association to Tout and Defend the Qualified Mortgage Rule
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on November 5, 2013
On October 28th, CFPB Director Richard Cordray spoke at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Cordray’s speech touted the CFPB’s “open, inclusive, [and] transparent decision making” in crafting its Qualified Mortgage or Ability-to-Repay rule.

 


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