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Credit Card Disclosures
Credit cards are an integral part of many consumers’ financial management portfolios. To aid our corporate members, CBA offers a full range of educational opportunities through our Committees, promoting best credit card disclosure practices and forming a link between Washington and the CBA membership to educate bankers and create a basis for CBA’s policy positions.
- December 14, 2016On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the CFPB released a report raising new concerns about fees and features attached to certain college-sponsored accounts. The Bureau analyzed roughly 500 marketing deals between schools and banks, finding many allow for risky features which may lead students to incur burdensome fees. The report also examines trends in school-sponsored credit card market and issued a...March 22, 2016In this research brief, Novantas presents current highlights from our ongoing Shopper Surveys of U.S. consumers. These surveys of recent and prospective primary checking account purchasers from the end of 2015 explore the profiles, attitudes, behaviors and trends of consumers who are shopping for and/or opening primary checking accounts. Combined with additional Novantas analysis, the surveys...March 21, 2016On Monday, March 21, 2016, the OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), published guidance to clarify the applicability of the customer identification program (CIP) regulations implementing Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act to prepaid cards. The guidance specifically discusses the treatment under the CIP...March 17, 2016On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation to expand Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protections. Specifically, the bill would lower the cap on all loan interest rates to three percent for those on active duty. If servicemembers are eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay, no interest will be...June 19, 2015CFPB Issues Mid-Year Update of Student Loan Market On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issued a Mid-Year Update about complaints received regarding private student loans, and debt collection complaints about federal student loans. The report highlighted lenders policies regarding co-signer release, and found more than 90 percent of consumers who applied for co-signer...June 17, 2015June 17, 2015 By electronic delivery to: www.regulations.gov Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Re: Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market Docket No. CFPB-2015-0007 Dear Ms. Jackson: The Financial Services Roundtable1 and the Consumer Bankers Association2 (the “Associations”) appreciate the...May 18, 2015May 18, 2015 By electronic delivery to: www.regulations.gov Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Re: Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market; Docket No. CFPB-2015-0007 Dear Ms. Jackson: The Financial Services Roundtable1 and the Consumer Bankers Association2 (the “Associations”) appreciate the...May 15, 2015Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2015) – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), issued the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s new proposed regulations on college campus financial products. “Though today’s proposal seems to have improved from its original form, what is being veiled as pro-consumer reform is far from it and based on little...April 17, 2015CFPB Issues Rule Temporarily Suspending Obligation to Submit Card Agreements On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the CFPB issued a final rule temporarily suspending the requirement for certain credit card issuers to send their agreements to the CFPB on a quarterly basis. The Bureau had been publishing the agreements in a public database on its website. Other requirements, including card issuers'...March 20, 2015CFPB Finalizes Policy on Consumer Complaint Narratives On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the CFPB announced it had finalized policy to allow for the inclusion of unverified consumer complaint narratives into its Consumer Complaint Database. With input from its membership, CBA responded to the CFPB requests for public comment on this issue in September of 2014. In its press release, the Bureau...