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- April 18, 2018On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, which was introduced by Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), to overturn the CFPB's 2013 Auto Bulletin. A companion bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and CBA expects this resolution to pass too, thereby sending the CRA to President Donald Trump's desk for...April 18, 2018On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing entitled "Abusive Robocalls and How We Can Stop Them." While the hearing focused on illegal robocalls, and particularly enforcement against such calls and available technology tools, CBA used the hearing as an opportunity to distinguish between robocalls and calls from legitimate businesses to their customers. CBA sent a...March 28, 2018On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the CFPB released its Request for Information (RFI) on the Bureau’s guidance and information support. This is the tenth in the series of RFIs aimed to ensure the Bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions, and will focus on the Bureau’s guidance materials and activities. The next RFI in this series will be released next week, and will focus on consumer...March 28, 2018On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the FDIC announced settlements with Cross River Bank , and its institution-affiliated party, Freedom Financial Asset Management, LLC for unfair and deceptive practices in violation of the FTC Act related to the marketing and origination of Consolidation Plus Loans. The FDIC also found the bank and its institution violated TILA and EFTA. The settlement will require...March 23, 2018On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the CFPB issued its Request for Information (RFI) on the Bureau’s adopted regulations and new rulemaking authorities. This is the eighth in a series of RFIs announced as part of Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s call for evidence to ensure the Bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers. The next RFI in the series will address...March 22, 2018On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the CFPB issues its Request for Information (RFI) on the Bureau’s inherited regulations and inherited rulemaking authorities. This is the ninth in a series of RFIs announced from the Bureau in an effort to assess the overall efficiency and effectiveness of its rulemaking processes. The next RFI in the series will address the Bureau’s guidance and implementation...March 20, 2018On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the CFPB issued a report on the 2017 activities of the Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to combat illegal debt collection practices. The annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) details the agencies’ efforts to stop unlawful debt collection practices, including vigorous law enforcement, education and...March 20, 2018On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the CFPB granted CBA extension requests. The CID comment letter is now due on April 26, the adjudication comment letter is now due on May 7, and the enforcement comment letter is now due on May 14. Please see the updated information on the following pages of the Bureau’s website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/notice-opportunities-comment/open-...March 15, 2018On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the OCC issued a press release stating that performance of first-lien mortgages remained largely unchanged during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier, according to the OCC’s quarterly report on mortgages. Highlights from the report are: 94.5 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared...March 8, 2018On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the CFPB issued its final rule aimed at giving mortgage servicers more latitude in providing statements to consumers entering or exiting bankruptcy, as required by the CFPB’s 2016 mortgage servicing rule. The Truth in Lending Act requires mortgage servicers to provide periodic statements to borrowers, and the Bureau has developed sample forms for servicers to use. The...