Summary of Dodd-Frank Act, produced by DLA Piper
Section-by-section and agency-by-agency breakdown of the act's rule proposals
GAO Report on Dodd-Frank Act Regulations (November 2011)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. consumer watchdog told lawmakers on Wednesday that new managers at the agency initially did not get enough training about creating a fair workplace for women and minority employees, an "oversight" he ...
CFPB proposes HMDA rule changes
Housing Wire 07/24/2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a new rule in order to improve information reported about the residential mortgage market and communication with consumers. The new rule is aimed at helping shed more light on consumers' access to ...
CFPB, FTC file 9 lawsuits against deceptive foreclosure firms
Housing Wire 07/23/2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and 15 states are filings 9 lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more than $25 million in illegal advance fees with false promises to prevent foreclosures.
Complaints about the CFPB's complaint database
The Hill (blog) 07/22/2014
Last week, as reported here, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed policy statement for comment. The CFPB plans to expand its existing consumer complaint database to include narrative information, rather than the more ...
CFPB tackles prepaid card complaints
The Hill 07/21/2014
"Today we are taking another important step to expand the bureau's handling of consumer complaints," CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a statement. "By accepting consumer complaints about prepaid products and certain other services, we will be ...
CFPB wants to share your banking horror stories with the public
Business Journal 07/16/2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to give unhappy banking customers a chance to share their stories with the public. Since it opened in 2011, the bureau has received more than 400,000 complaints from consumers about financial products ...
CFPB sues 'debt collection lawsuit mill'
The Hill 07/15/2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against a Georgia company it called a “debt collection lawsuit mill.” The watchdog claimed Monday that the firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, spooks consumers with deceptive court filings and ...
Payday lender to pay $10 mln over collection tactics -CFPB
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been probing payday lenders, which offer small loans that carry high interest rates and must be paid back quickly. Consumer advocates say the loans trap borrowers in a cycle of debt. The CFPB has said ...
To help industry executives wade through the 2,300-page bill’s implications, AFSA put together a four-part webinar series in July 2010 addressing each of the association’s business segments: credit cards, mortgage, personal loans, and vehicle finance. Each of the hour-long webinars largely dealt with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
AFSA has compiled two white papers dealing with the Dodd-Frank Act.