CFPB finalises small-dollar lending rule

After five years and more than a million comments on its proposed rulemaking, the CFPB has finalised its payday lending rules with the ability-to-repay test intact for many loan types.

Equifax breach fallout far-reaching

The fallout from Equifax’s data breach, which compromised personal data of 143 million US consumers, continues with an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Mastercard and Visa warning issuers that more than 200 million cards are at risk.

US Consumers Union calls for more prepaid regs; NAFCU wants them rescinded

Plagued by delays, threatened by US Congressional repeal and finally opened to further comment and changes, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule on prepaid accounts now has some consumer groups calling for the bureau to “strengthen” consumer protections with additional changes, while one credit union association wants the rule rescinded. To refresh your […]

US Senator questions big banks on CFPB arbitration

As expected, US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is not going to let the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule on arbitration agreements go down without a fight. The ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections wants big banks – not just their lobbyists – to address the […]

NBPCA requests more changes and time to comply with CFPB’s prepaid accounts rule

US-based Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) submitted its comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) on the bureau’s proposed changes to the final prepaid accounts rule. The trade group is calling for additional revisions to the rule as well as an extended implementation period.

Time running out for CRA rollback of US final prepaid rule

The clock is winding down for US Congressional lawmakers to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final prepaid accounts rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Under that law, Congress has until 9 May – 60 legislative days after the law was published in the Federal Register – to repeal […]

US bill targets Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revamp

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the target of a bill that includes myriad changes to its responsibilities and structure, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). US representative Jeb Hensarling (Republican, Texas) has pulled the trigger, reintroducing legislation that has the Dodd-Frank Act squarely in its crosshairs. The act comprises major changes to […]

States Square off in Fight over CFPB Leadership Structure

The states weigh in on the CFPB leadership structure with two amicus briefs. A group of 17 states, plus the District of Columbia, has sided with the agency as it fights a court ruling that says the president should have the authority to fire the head of the CFPB. Meanwhile, 15 other states have taken an opposing stance.

Will the CFPB’s Proposed Six-Month Effective Date Extension Be Enough?

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the CFPB proposed pushing back the effective date of the final prepaid accounts rule to April 1, 2018. The six-month delay provides industry participants more time to handle the difficulties of complying with certain provisions of the rule and for the CFPB to assess whether any additional adjustments to the rule are appropriate. Comments are due by April 5, 2017.

Trend Watch 2017: Payments Year in Review

Paybefore’s first-ever payments year-in-review report, sponsored by The Bancorp, is available now. Offering an in-depth look at key trends and the Top 10 payments stories from 2016 that will continue to shape the industry in 2017 and beyond, this must-have resource examines everything influencing the industry from the CFPB and Uber to Brexit and Trump and much more.