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Examining the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

Legal experts break down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule and how it could affect your dealership.

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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.

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.

5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.

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.

Members of Congress Call on CFPB to Eliminate Arbitration Agreements

More than 50 members of Congress have signed a letter urging the CFPB to issue new rules to eliminate the use of forced arbitration clauses in consumer financial service contracts.

Legal Columnist Questions CFPB Report on Arbitration Clauses

The CFPB’s latest report on arbitration clauses has a lot of holes, leaving the magazine’s legal eagle wondering what the regulator’s game is.

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.

7 Regulatory Predictions for 2015

The magazine’s resident legal wiz dusts off his crystal ball and offers his regulatory forecast for the coming year.

Compliance Firm Advises Dealers to Review Arbitration Clauses

Automotive Compliance Consultants warned dealers this week to review their arbitration clauses in their finance contracts. The firm says such language is coming under scrutiny from courts and regulators.