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Republicans Challenge CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

Republicans Challenge CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

The day after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its new arbitration rule in the Federal Register, House and Senate Republicans filed joint resolutions to block the rule from taking effect in September..

July 25, 2017

CFPB Issues Rule Banning Arbitration Clauses in Finance Contracts

CFPB Issues Rule Banning Arbitration Clauses in Finance Contracts

The new rule is set to take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. It comes more than two years after the bureau studied mandatory arbitration clauses and one year after it proposed to ban such clauses in consumer finance contracts.

July 10, 2017

House Approves Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill

House Approves Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill

Four days after the U.S. House passed a bill aimed at reversing a number of Dodd-Frank financial regulations and scaling back the CFPB’s authority, the Treasury Department recommended that the bureau’s powers be reduced in a report containing more than 100 suggestions for financial reform.

June 13, 2017

AFSA to Congress: The CFPB ‘Needs to Be Reined In’

AFSA to Congress: The CFPB ‘Needs to Be Reined In’

A day after House Republicans called for the dismissal of CFPB Director Richard Cordray, the American Financial Services Association called on Congress to reform the bureau’s practices and amend its structure.

April 7, 2017

D.C. Circuit Grants CFPB’s Request to Defend Single-Director Structure

Are the CFPB’s Days Numbered?

Can President-elect Donald Trump really deliver on his promise to ‘dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act’? The editor’s regulatory insiders say that outcome, while possible, is highly unlikely.

December 6, 2016

Get Certified, Get Trained

The editor responds to some of the chatter he’s hearing about the CFPB turning its attention toward F&I products. He then reveals why readers need to register for this month’s Compliance Summit.

July 28, 2016

Trade Groups Call on U.S. Senators to Support CFPB-Reform Bill

The same week the CFPB celebrated its five-year anniversary, trade groups representing various motor vehicle industries urged U.S. Senators to support legislation that would rescind the regulator’s March 2013 guidance on dealer participation, among other things.

July 21, 2016

Hanging in the Balance

Hanging in the Balance

The compliance gurus at F&I Think Tank agreed that a lot is riding on the outcome of November’s presidential elections — including the fate of the F&I department.

June 3, 2016

CFPB Issues Proposal to End Forced Arbitration

At its May 5 field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., the CFPB issued its proposal to ban mandatory arbitration clauses in finance contracts. Financial services providers will still be able to include arbitration clauses in finance contracts; they just can’t use the agreements to stop consumers from being part of a class action in court.

May 10, 2016

Toyota Motor Credit Agrees to Lower Markup Caps to Settle CFPB Allegations

The three-year standoff between Toyota Motor Credit, the Justice Department and the CFPB is over, with the captive agreeing to pay up to $21.9 million in restitution to minority borrowers the regulators allege were overcharged on their auto loans. The captive also agreed to lower its dealer markup caps.

February 3, 2016

Outing the CFPB

The House Financial Services Committee’s decision to release confidential CFPB documents was a big win for the industry. But will it be enough to stop the bureau’s attack on dealer participation?

January 11, 2016

Bill Aimed at Repealing CFPB Auto Finance Guidance Passes House

CFPB Considering Ban on Arbitration Clauses

The bureau is seeking to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses that block class action lawsuits. The proposals under consideration would allow companies to use arbitration for individual disputes, but would require those companies to submit to the CFPB the arbitration claims filed and awards issued.

October 7, 2015

BMO Harris Bank’s Auto Business Exiting 12 States

BMO Harris Bank’s Auto Business Exiting 12 States

The Chicago-based bank notified dealers in approximately 12 states that it’s refocusing its indirect auto business to its core market states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Florida.

October 1, 2015