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 Post (blog) 08/11/2014
While members of Congress might be holding events on Capitol Hill to celebrate Bitcoin, a dozen blocks west, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now saying that it's wary of the risks associated with such virtual currencies. What risks ...
Consumer Protection Bureau Warns on Bitcoins
New York Times 08/11/2014
On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its first consumer advisory on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, and said it would begin accepting complaints about such issues or companies. The agency warns consumers to be aware of ...
US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Georgia Law Firm
Last month, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against a debt-collection firm from Marietta, Georgia for violations of federal consumer-protection laws, according to The Wall Street Journal. The lawsuit could end the way law ...
US CFPB director says training managers to create fairer workplace
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 ...
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.