The Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday that the bureau’s March 2013 bulletin on dealer participation falls under the Congressional Review Act, a decision that clears the way for the Republican-controlled Congress to repeal the bureau’s controversial guidance.
December 6, 2017
The vice president cast his tiebreaking vote late Tuesday night. The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, where it is likely to be signed. Once it does, not only will the CFPB's arbitration rule be invalidated, the bureau won't be allowed to issue a similar rule unless authorized to do so in a subsequent law.
October 25, 2017
General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.
August 24, 2017
In a letter dated July 28, 21 state attorneys general called on U.S. Senate leaders to support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule and oppose the current attempt to overturn the rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
August 8, 2017
The U.S. House passed a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Rule Act to block the CFPB’s rule banning mandatory arbitration clauses in finance contracts. The resolution now needs Senate approval and the president’s signature to repeal the rule, which industry insiders say could impact the sale of F&I products.
July 26, 2017
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
The Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, a lobbying group made up of GAP providers, administrators and finance sources, was instrumental in getting two of the three laws passed — the most recent state to adopt its model act being Maine.
July 13, 2017
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
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
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s six-year effort to collect on a $4.2 million judgement against a telemarketer of “extended auto warranties” came to a end last week. The telemarketer, which did business under the name My Car Solutions, led victims to believe it was affiliated with auto dealers and manufacturers.
July 27, 2016
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
Regulators in Maryland, Massachusetts and New York charge that the emissions scandal and alleged cover-up was orchestrated and approved 'at the highest levels of the company, up to and including former CEO Martin Winterkorn.'
July 20, 2016
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
Moody’s expects the performance of new and outstanding auto loan ABS deals to suffer temporarily due to current regulatory activity, but it does see a silver lining in the increased scrutiny of the auto finance marketplace.
December 30, 2014