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CFPB Faces Mounting Criticism, New Bipartisan Bill

On the same day The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece critical of the CFPB’s targeting of the indirect auto finance channel, a bipartisan bill was introduced that aims to repeal the bureau’s guidance on dealer participation.

April 14, 2015

Cordray: CFPB Disagrees With Conclusions of CRA Study

CFPB Director Richard Cordray fielded questions about dealer compliance programs and a recent study calling out the bureau’s methods for determining discrimination during a semi-annual report to Congress earlier this month.

March 17, 2015

CFPB Takes First Action Against BHPH Dealer

DriveTime Automotive Group was ordered to pay an $8 million penalty for making harassing debt collection calls and providing inaccurate credit information to credit reporting agencies.

November 19, 2014

CFPB Holds Auto Finance Hearing Following New Rule Proposal
CFPB to Release White Paper on Proxy Methodology

CFPB to Release White Paper on Proxy Methodology

During the CFPB’s semi-annual report to the House Financial Services Committee, Director Richard Cordray said the agency will be releasing a white paper on the methodology it uses to determine the presence of discrimination in auto loans.

June 19, 2014

CFPB Proposes New Rule for Privacy Disclosures

The rule would allow finance sources that limit their consumer data-sharing and meet other requirements to post their annual privacy notices online rather than delivering them individually.

May 8, 2014

Senator Introduces 2 CFPB Reform Bills

Last week, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer introduced two bills aimed at restructuring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The bills would replace the CFPB’s director with a bipartisan commission and change the voting requirements for overturning regulations.

April 17, 2014

CFPB is ‘Least Accountable’ Federal Agency, Lawmaker Charges

CFPB Responds to Senators’ Demands

CFPB Director Richard Cordray responded Monday to lawmaker demands for information on the bureau’s investigation of the indirect financing channel. The director delivered his response a day before Ally revealed in a filing with the SEC that it may be facing ECOA violations.

November 5, 2013

CFPB Opens Consumer Complaint Database to the Public

The CFPB launches the nation’s largest database of federal consumer financial complaints. Bureau officials said the database will be used to prioritize its investigations, among other things.

March 28, 2013

CFPB: Lenders Are Responsible for Discriminatory Markups

In a bulletin issued today, the CFPB warned banking institutions that they could be on the hook for discriminatory markups imposed by dealers. The bureau’s notice also contains guidance on how finance sources should address fair lending risk.

March 21, 2013