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Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick to Head BCFP
The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

August 6, 2018

CFPB Official Who Sued Trump Resigns, Drops Suit

CFPB Official Who Sued Trump Resigns, Drops Suit

The CFPB official who went to court last year after Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney as acting director announced on Friday she is leaving the embattled regulator. In a tweet, her attorney said the CFPB official is also dropping her legal fight to be the regulator's acting director.

July 9, 2018

Special Report: Unwinding the CFPB

Special Report: Unwinding the CFPB

F&I tracks the rise and fall of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s aggressive but ultimately futile five-year assault on dealer participation.

May 31, 2018

Game Almost Over

With the CFPB’s controversial guidance officially repealed, the editor delves into what the bureau was really after in its targeting of dealer participation.

May 30, 2018

NADA Seeks Clarity Through Upheaval

NADA Seeks Clarity Through Upheaval

NADA Chairman Wes Lutz laid out the association's priorities and touched on a number of pressing topics at the American Financial Services Association (AFSA)’s 2018 Vehicle Finance Conference.

May 7, 2018

Wells Fargo Faces $1 Billion Fine for Mortgage and Auto Insurance Issues
Reuters: U.S. Senate Panel Plans to Scrap CFPB’s Dealer Participation Guidance

It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.

November 14, 2017

Bloomberg: Senate Banking Chair Closing In on Bipartisan Dodd-Frank Rollback
CFPB: Longer-Term Loans Not Having Desired Effect for Borrowers, Finance Sources
Ally Takes Control of GAP Refunds

Ally Takes Control of GAP Refunds

The finance source’s new policy took effect days before new allegations surfaced that Wells Fargo failed to deliver GAP refunds to borrowers. It states that Ally — not dealers — will directly refund the unearned portion of GAP waivers and insurance to borrowers within 45 days of the paid-in-full date.

October 11, 2017

What's Really Behind the Subprime Pullback?

One F&I insider says there’s more to the subprime pullback than the recent uptick in delinquencies. He says regulators are the real reason finance sources are so risk-averse.

October 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