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U.S. House Committee Passes Bill Aimed at Replacing Dodd-Frank

Last week, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which supporters describe as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act. It contains language aimed at repealing the CFPB’s guidance on dealer participation, among other things.

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The CFPB's Misguided Crusade

AFIP's executive director has some choice words for President Obama, Sen. Warren and the 'smartest guys in the room.'

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?

NADA Files Request to Make CFPB Memo Public

The National Automobile Dealers Association filed a Freedom of Information Act request Monday, seeking to make a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau memo about limiting dealer discretion public.

Spin Control

The magazine’s resident legal insider says the media departments at two of the industry’s top regulators got a little too creative with their recent work.

Second Bill Aimed at Reining in the CFPB Passes House by 401-2 Vote

Three days after a bipartisan bill aimed at repealing the CFPB’s March 2013 dealer participation guidance was introduced, the House passed a second bill that would open the bureau’s committee meetings to Congress and the public.

Arbitration Clauses Limit Consumer Relief, CFPB Says

In a report released this week, the regulator revealed that 75% of consumers did not know whether they were subject to an arbitration clause in their agreements with their financial service providers. The study covered six different consumer finance markets, including auto loans.

Passing the Compliance Test

The current regulatory environment demands that dealers take a good hard look at their processes and policies. F&I pro offers some recommendations.

N.Y. Shuts Down Subprime Auto Lender

Condor Capital must pay an estimated $8 million in restitution to harmed customers, a $3 million penalty and admit violations of the Dodd-Frank Act and New York state law. The lender will also surrender its licenses in all states.

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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.