CFPB News: RFIs, Mortgage Servicer Rule, California Court Upholds Judgment

In CFPB news, Mick Mulvaney's efforts to reshape the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continue apace with more requests for information and improvements to the mortgage servicing rule. Finally, a recent California decision affirms the Bureau's right to properly tailored civil monetary penalties and injunctive relief, albeit in the more limited forms imposed earlier by the […]

CFPB Issues Implementation Guidance for Mortgage Servicing Rule Amendments

On March 29, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released two important implementation tools that may help mortgage servicers ensure compliance with recent amendments to the mortgage servicing rules in Regulations X and Z. This release comes shortly after the CFPB published a set of Frequently Asked Questions that primarily addressed issues related to the […]

Opinion: The Attack on the CFPB Threatens Consumers and Ignites a Race to the Bottom

Comedian Jon Stewart, center, flanked by New York Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, speaks during a press conference on March 5, calling on OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw his proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program from the direction of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health direction. Foreclosure […]

BlogWorking People Need a Strong CFPB with a Leader Who Supports Its Existence November 28, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the Great Recession of 2008 wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, causing millions of families to lose their homes to foreclosure and forcing millions of working people onto the unemployment rolls. Its mission is to protect working people from tricks and traps in consumer financial products like […]