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CFPB Issues Final Rule to Implement the FDCPA

On October 30, the CFPB issued a final rule regarding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The rule restates and clarifies the FDCPA’s prohibitions on harassment and abuse, false or misleading representations, and unfair practices by debt collectors when communicating with consumers to collect consumer debt, including via text and email….

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CFPB Releases Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Consumer Access to Financial Records

On October 22, the CFPB issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR), requesting comments on how the CFPB should develop regulations to facilitate consumers’ rights under Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act to access financial records and data accumulated by providers of financial products and services. The CFPB also seeks comment…

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White House Issues Memorandum Urging Federal Agencies to Adopt Protections for Subjects of Enforcement

On August 31, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), an arm of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Branch, issued a memorandum (M-20-31 memorandum) to implement Section 6 of Executive Order 13924, which reflects the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the economic consequences of COVID-19 as…

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CFPB Provides Clarification Around RESPA Marketing Service Agreements

On October 7, the CFPB published an FAQ on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Section 8 and certain provisions of Regulation X, addressing common scenarios involving gifts, promotional activities and marketing services agreements (MSAs). The CFPB also rescinded Compliance Bulletin 2015-05 – RESPA Compliance and Marketing Services Agreements on the grounds that…

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