Compliance & Regulation | Auto Finance News - Part 4

Consumer groups seek extension of FDCPA comment period

Consumer advocacy groups have formally requested a two-month extension — to Oct. 21 — on the comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau‘s proposed debt collection rule. The comment period is currently set to expire Aug. 19. Seven advocacy groups signed the letter, citing the long and complicated nature of the proposal. “The proposal’s […]

Reconciling refunds: Why aftermarket products became an afterthought

From the July issue: State and federal regulators are ratcheting up enforcement of ancillary product refunds. In the past few years, auto lenders have faced heightened scrutiny related to the percentage of consumers buying ancillary products, how the products are offered, and what disclosures are provided. But compliance examinations of late have veered in another […]

Compliance considerations when buying and selling customer leads

As an auto lender, you’re likely aware of the due diligence required when purchasing consumer leads. Lenders must exercise the same diligence when referring — or selling — declined leads downstream. Purchasing customer leads via referral programs has adapted as technology has allowed online lenders to communicate instantaneously with potential customers. Due to the nature […]

CPS, GMF, Huntington and Westlake execs join Auto Finance Summit speaker faculty

Senior executives from four of the nation’s largest financiers will participate in an executive dialogue to track the trajectory of the industry and strategies for overcoming looming challenges. The panel will feature Consumer Portfolio Services President and Chief Executive Charles Bradley, GM Financial Chief Operating Officer Kyle Birch, President of Huntington Auto Finance Rich Porrello, […]

Wells Fargo settles TCPA claims with $18M payout

Regulators have approved Wells Fargo’s $17.85 million deal to settle lawsuits accusing the bank of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law designed by Congress to protect consumers from receiving unwanted communications without prior consent.  Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a nationwide class of 440,000 consumers who claim they received automated calls from […]

CFPB outlines auto finance plans

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focused supervisory and enforcement activity last year on mortgage lending, small business lending and student loan servicing, it hasn’t forgotten about the auto finance industry, according to the agency’s 2018 Fair Lending Report to Congress. In fact, several of the hot-topic issues the bureau has highlighted will have implications […]

Comments pour in on CFPB’s debt collection proposal

With 41 days left to submit feedback on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed amendments to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, more than 1,100 comments already have been filed. Of those comments, 469 were sent today. Many of the consumer comments claim that the number of contact attempts is too high and that allowing texts and emails […]
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