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Credit Acceptance discloses 3 new investigations

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CAC) is at the center of regulatory actions initiated over a two-week period by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the attorneys general of Mississippi and New York, the company disclosed in a July 30 10-Q filed with the SEC. “We don't have any insight into when and why those things […]

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 […]

CFPB, FTC fine Equifax $700M for data breach

Equifax has been ordered to shell out $700 million in fines and financial relief after 147 million consumer identities were compromised in a data breach nearly two years ago. A global settlement was announced today in a proposal filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, and 48 states, the District of Columbia […]

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 […]

Senators Urge Regulatory Oversight of AI to Prevent Discrimination

As auto lenders increasingly turn to technology like artificial intelligence to improve business practices, two senators are pressing regulators to ensure anti-discrimination laws keep up with the innovation. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) sent a letter to the leaders of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of […]

CFPB Broadens Scope of Financial Education Tool

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expanded the audience of its virtual financial education tool, called Misadventures in Money Management, to include all active service members. When launched in 2016, the tool was developed for future service members who had not yet been shipped off to basic military training. Last week, the bureau widened the audience […]

Consumer Advocates Call on Regulators to Clamp Down on Discriminatory Auto Lending

Consumer advocates proposed prohibiting dealer markups and increasing federal oversight to combat alleged discriminatory indirect lending practices, in a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing Wednesday. “Many of the disparities we will discuss here today are only possible because the market for cars — especially car finance for used cars — is opaque and […]
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