The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today published a compliance aid to provide additional clarity regarding banks’ obligations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act with regard to borrowers who have applied for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loan.
AI, machine learning and alternative data are helping banks and nonbanks alike make faster decisions and expand access to credit. While fair lending concerns about “black boxes” have impeded wider adoption of these technologies, the regulatory environment is shifting.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule yesterday clarifying that, due to the COVID-19 emergency, consumers have a greater ability to exercise their rights to modify or waive certain required waiting periods under the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures and Regulation Z rescission rules.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to spur innovation in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services, CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger said today.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a “Supervisory Highlights” report focusing on recent examiner observations of several bank products or business lines, including auto loan servicing, credit cards, debt collection, mortgage servicing, payday lending, and for the first time, small business lending.
In a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today — the ninth of 12 that the association will submit in response to the bureau’s ongoing feedback initiative — ABA encouraged the bureau to update the regulations and related commentaries it inherited from other federal agencies on a regular basis as issues and questions arise and markets evolve.
As President Trump today signed a Congressional Review Act resolution invalidating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2013 guidance on indirect auto lending, CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney said the bureau would revisit its Equal Credit Opportunity Act regulations.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday officially approved the final redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, confirming that the revised form is in compliance with Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt today defended his agency’s decision to include a language preference question on its updated Uniform Residential Loan Application, and said that the CFPB intends to provide a safe harbor under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.