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CFPB Passes One Constitutional Test but Another Looms

Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a constitutional challenge to rules promulgated by the CFPB. In State National Bank of Big Spring v. Geithner, the plaintiffs (a small Texas bank and other interested parties) challenged the Bureau’s regulatory authority on separation-of-power and recess-appointment…

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CFPB Claims Jurisdiction Over Foreign Payday Lender and its Subsidiaries is Appropriate

The CFPB’s assault on payday lenders is nothing new (see our coverage of the Bureau’s proposed Payday lending rules here and Enforcement Watch’s coverage of a payday-lending-based consent order here), but the Bureau has now gone international.  CFPB v. NDG Financial Capital (Case No. 15-cv-05211), currently pending in the Southern District of…

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Federal Reserve Set to Update Regulation Z to Add CFPB Rules

On February 19, the Federal Reserve noticed an information collection regarding recent changes to Regulation Z.  The Notice (81 Fed. Reg. 8492) explains that the Federal Reserve is planning to update Regulation Z to include a number of regulatory requirements implemented in the past three years—particularly those promulgated by the…

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House Financial Services Committee Reports New Cybersecurity Bill to Congress

On December 9, 2015, the House Financial Services Committee reported a Bill to Congress that would impact the cybersecurity compliance of financial services companies.  The Bill, H.R. 2205, would set standards for development and implementation of cybersecurity protocols; require investigation and notification of breaches; and allow administrative enforcement. One of…

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Recent Class Actions Challenge Property Inspection Charges

From origination through final payoff, plaintiffs’ counsel look for claims in just about every aspect of the relationship between borrowers and their mortgage lenders.  Recently, scrutiny has turned to property inspections carried out during default servicing.  Plaintiffs’ lawyers have filed several class-action suits alleging that inspection fees violate mortgage terms, state…

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