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  • October 5, 2017
    The deregulatory winds blowing through Washington aren’t benefiting the $3.6 billion payday-loan industry, as the U.S.’s top consumer watchdog issued rules Thursday that will dramatically change how many companies providing expensive credit to cash-strapped borrowers do business. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations require that payday lenders determine upfront whether customers...
  • October 5, 2017
    Lenders that offer payday loans and other small advances to cash-strapped consumers must first determine if the borrowers can afford to repay the debt under a long-awaited federal rule finalized Thursday. The rule, adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, also would curtail repeated attempts by the lenders to debit payments from borrowers’ bank accounts, a practice that racks up...
  • October 5, 2017
    Maybe you saw a suspicious charge on your bank statement. Or your debit card is missing from your wallet. If you believe your account is at risk, you need to act fast. Your money could be in jeopardy. According to a 2015 American Bankers Association survey, banks lost nearly $2 billion to deposit account fraud the year before. The recent Equifax data breach highlights how consumer information is...
  • October 2, 2017
    The latest attack on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s arbitration rule comes from the finance industry, with several finance groups and chambers of commerce filing a lawsuit challenging the rule. According to a Ballard Spahr blog on the lawsuit by Mark Levin and Alan Kaplinsky, the lawsuit seeks to stay the implementation of the arbitration rule. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce , American...
  • October 2, 2017
    Both sides are digging in, as an effort to repeal a rule published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau heads for the U.S. Senate. The CFPB rule, which was published in July, severely limits lenders’ ability to compel consumers to submit disputes to binding arbitration instead of taking disputes to court, and makes it easier for consumers to file class-action lawsuits. Binding arbitration...
  • October 2, 2017
    A coalition of corporate lobbying groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to overturn a rule that makes it easier for aggrieved customers to file lawsuits against financial firms. The litigation, filed Friday in a federal court in Dallas, challenges the CFPB’s controversial effort to curb forced arbitration. The plaintiffs include the chamber,...
  • October 2, 2017
    WASHINGTON—A coalition representing financial companies sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Friday, challenging a new rule making it easier for consumers to band together to sue over complaints about bank accounts, credit cards and payday loans. The groups—a range of finance trade groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—are fighting a rule released in July barring fine-print...
  • September 28, 2017
    By now, the sobering statistics are familiar: Nearly half of American adults say they could not cover an unexpected expense of $400, according to the Federal Reserve. Now, a new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) similarly shows that more than 40 percent of Americans struggled to pay bills at some point during 2016. But, familiarity doesn’t make it OK. Richard Hunt,...
  • September 25, 2017
    Recent projects completed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute again delved into unsatisfactory assessments of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Coinciding with House Republicans chastising the CFPB over its investigation of Wells Fargo, a wide-sweeping survey conducted by the Cato Institute found that participants agree with an assertion previously made by the...
  • September 17, 2017
    "Attention: Credit Union Members," state the bold red letters in a newspaper ad. "Has your credit union assessed multiple overdraft charges when you believed you had a sufficient balance?" The ad by the Michael B. Serling law firm seeks victims of "multiple overdraft charges" much like the Birmingham firm advertises to help victims of mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure...

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