The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced it had filed a lawsuit against several individuals and companies involved in what it said was a robo-calling phantom debt collection operation.
Browsing: Compliance and Risk
ABA President and CEO Frank Keating in a letter yesterday shared members’ concerns about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent decision to publish consumer complaint narratives, and he urged the bureau to improve its portal and database to help “mitigate unfair and inaccurate reputational damage to the banking industry.”
ABA President and CEO Frank Keating offered perspective on a wide range of issues — from banking regulation, interest rate increases and the low labor force participation rate to the Meerkat app and presidential politics — in interviews with New York City media outlets yesterday.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report on Monday on consumer complaint trends in 2014. While complaint volume rose 53 percent from 2013 to 2014, the steady monthly increase in 2013 tapered off in 2014, averaging about 20,000 per month.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday released a new toolkit to “help consumers take full advantage of the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that lenders are required to begin providing in August.”
ABA on Monday welcomed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed changes — many previously advocated by ABA — that will increase the number of banks able to benefit from the bureau’s small creditor and rural or underserved area exemptions in its mortgage rules.
Banks play a critical role in identifying financial fraud and protecting their older customers against related losses, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said in a speech Friday in Washington, D.C. He noted that bankers are helping to flag elder fraud by filing Suspicious Activity Reports with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as well as by enhancing training and improving marketing and education materials to raise awareness of fraud schemes.