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Enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency charged with carrying out federal consumer financial laws. We are focused on retail banking products and services, making CBA the industry resource on the CFPB. Our insights and analysis on CFPB-related issues, along with the latest news and information, provides our members with the necessary tools to navigate this new regulatory environment.
- March 2, 2018CBA LIVE 2018: 10 Days Away from Retail Banking’s Premier Event – There is record attendance and 90 hours of info-packed programming at CBA LIVE 2018: Beyond the Bank. If you have not registered, there is still time to join fellow senior industry leaders at retail banking’s premier event. Each year, CBA LIVE continues to grow and I am excited by the outpouring of interest from bankers, regulators...
- February 27, 2018To the Editor: Re “ The Student Loan Serenity Prayer ,” by Michael Arceneaux (On Campus, Sunday Review, Feb. 11): I sympathize with some of Mr. Arceneaux’s comments, particularly the mountainous debt many students encounter as a result of college unaffordability. To help provide a remedy, we must improve college accountability through risk-sharing of federal student loans, as they make up 92...
- February 23, 2018CBA LIVE: RECORD ATTENDANCE ONCE AGAIN – With more than 650 bankers registered and overall attendance closing in on 1,400 plus, CBA LIVE 2018: Beyond the Bank is at record attendance. This year, with Brad Conner of Citizens Bank as CBA’s Chairman, we continue to build upon prior successes to bring together senior leaders throughout the retail banking community. With a star-studded lineup of...
- February 21, 2018On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the CFPB released its fifth in a series of requests for information (RFI). The series of RFI's is part of Acting Directory Mick Mulvaney’s call for evidence to ensure the Bureau is properly fulfilling its function to protect consumers. This RFI will focus the Bureau’s external engagements, and the Bureau has also released the topics for the remainder of the RFIs...February 21, 2018On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the CFPB released its fifth in a series of requests for information (RFI). The series of RFI's is part of Acting Directory Mick Mulvaney’s call for evidence to ensure the Bureau is properly fulfilling its function to protect consumers. This RFI will focus the Bureau’s external engagements, and the Bureau has also released the topics for the remainder of the RFIs...February 16, 2018Hot Out of the CFPB CFPB Embraces New Strategic Plan – Laying out the CFPB’s vision through fiscal year 2022, the Bureau, under Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, issued its new strategic plan. Here are the Bureau’s three long-term goals: Ensure that all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services; Implement and enforce the law consistently to ensure that...February 12, 2018On Monday, February 12, 2018, the Bureau released its revised strategic plan which sets to establish its mission, strategic goals, and objectives. This plan revises the draft strategic plan former Director Richard Cordray released in October of 2017. In the opening statement, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney stated, “If there is one way to summarize the strategic changes occurring at the Bureau, it...February 12, 2018Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Attention: Office of Financial Education 1700 G Street NW Washington, D.C. 20552 Re: Request for Information Regarding Consumers’ Experience with Free Access to Credit Scores Docket No. CFPB-2017-0037 82 FR 52284 (November 13, 2017) Dear Sir or Madam, The American Bankers Association  and Consumer Bankers Association  (collectively, the Associations) are...February 9, 2018NOW ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT The CFPB Wants to Hear from You – Next up in a series of requests for information (RFIs) from the CFPB: enforcement actions. The Bureau seeks feedback on the agency’s enforcement of Federal consumer financial law. We expect an RFI on its supervisory processes next week. Keep in Mind – The CFPB has two outstanding RFIs on Administrative Adjudications (due April 6) and...February 7, 2018On Wednesday, February 7, 2017, the CFPB issued its third in a line of Requests for Information (RFI) on the Bureau’s enforcement processes. The Bureau is collecting information to assess the effectiveness of its processes related to enforcement of federal consumer financial laws. This is the third RFI in three weeks from the CFPB as part of Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s call for evidence to...