Consumer Protection & Privacy

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CFPB Sues Company and Owner for Alleged Student Financial Aid Scam
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Barbara S. Mishkin A new lawsuit filed by the CFPB in a California federal district court alleges that the defendants, a company and its individual owner, are engaged in a nationwide student financial aid scam. In addition to injunctive relief,... Read More

Trade Groups’ Comment Letters Urge CFPB to Fix Complaint Database Before Trying to Normalize Data
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Ethan G. Ostroff , Keith J. Barnett and David N. Anthony In response to the CFPB’s request for information (RFI) regarding “best practices” for normalizing the data in the Consumer Complaint Database , issued on June 30, 2015,... Read More

Fair Lending Director Ficklin Discusses Small Business Lending, LGBT Issues, LEP Consumers and Inclusive Communities at ABA Institute
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Mark J. Furletti Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of teaching a class on payments and banking products to new lawyers at the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Institute. I arrived early for the class and got to hear a... Read More

CFPB Director Provides Additional Commentary on Efforts to Address Arbitration Issues
Posted on 28 Oct 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Tim J. St. George , David M. Gettings , David N. Anthony and John C. Lynch On October 22, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray delivered prepared remarks to the Consumer Advisory Board. At the meeting, Cordray discussed... Read More

CFPB Requesting More Information Regarding Its Debt Collection Rulemaking
Posted on 12 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Ethan G. Ostroff , David N. Anthony and Keith J. Barnett The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sent a questionnaire with almost 60 questions to randomly selected debt collectors and service providers as part of its potential rulemaking regarding... Read More