On May 16, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a report regarding COVID-19 response metrics based upon its “observations from data obtained by 16 large mortgage
Continue Reading CFPB Metrics Report Shows Increased Scrutiny of Borrower Access to Servicers, Information, and Loss Mitigation Opportunities

On March 28, 2022, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release regarding two proposed rules, Rules 3a5-4 and 3a44-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act).
Continue Reading SEC Seeks to Expand ‘Dealer’ or ‘Government Securities Dealer’ Definition to Require Additional Firms to Register with Agency and Comply with Federal Securities Regulations

As nonbanks comprise an ever-greater share of the consumer-finance market, on April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or the Bureau) announced it would invoke its “unused” legal
Continue Reading CFPB to Examine Nonbank Financial Companies – Including Fintechs – that Pose Risk to Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expanded its anti-discrimination oversight and enforcement of covered persons to all consumer finance products and services, regardless of whether they involve an extension of
Continue Reading CFPB Expands Anti-Discrimination by Applying UDAAP to Credit and Non-credit Products

In December 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation to set a higher standard of consumer protection in retail financial markets, an endeavor which began in July
Continue Reading FCA Takes Next Step Towards a UK Consumer Duty: An Update for Regulated Businesses

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun information-gathering inquiries into multiple companies that offer “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) credit to merchants and consumers, citing concerns about “accumulating debt,
Continue Reading CFPB Begins Scrutinizing Companies Using ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Credit