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CFPB Updates - 3/11/2013

Mar
11

Here are the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updates as of March 11, 2013:

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Mortgage Servicing Final Rule Analysis Now Available

Feb
11

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized required amendments made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to Regulation Z and Regulation X. These required amendments will have a significant impact on the way closed-end mortgage loans are serviced by credit unions going forward. The final rules become effective January 10, 2014.

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GAO Report: Dodd-Frank Regulations Still in Progress

Jan
25

According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this week, although regulators have made progress in implementing some key reforms required by the Dodd-Frank Act, others remain incomplete, and the effectiveness of some implemented reforms remains to be seen.  The report examines the (1) overall status of U.S. financial regulatory reforms arising from the Act, (2) challenges affecting the implementation of these reforms, and (3) areas that pose continued risk.

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CFPB Updates - 1/14/2013

Jan
14

CFPB Issues New Final Mortgage Rule & Associated Proposal

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Small Issuer Concerns Remain Despite FTC Interchange Report

Dec
31

Concerns of credit unions and other small issuers of debit cards remain despite a newly released Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report claiming small issuers have been unharmed by new interchange laws. The FTC report was ordered by the U.S. Congress last year. The agency was charged with assessing the impact of the debit fee interchange cap set by the Dodd-Frank Act.

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CFPB Launches Project Catalyst

Nov
20

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced the launch of Project Catalyst this week, an initiative that will obtain data on consumer behaviors and trends.

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Impact of Dodd-Frank on Safety and the Soundness of MBLs

Sep
17

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on September 13, 2012, on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Credit Unions and Community Banks. The report basically concludes that it is too early to tell what the total impact of the Act’s provisions on credit unions and community banks will be.

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CFPB News and Updates

Sep
17

The following articles relate to recent updates from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 

CFPB's Director Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

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CFBP Rulemaking Chart Available

Aug
27

Credit union representatives now have access to a chart  that highlights various rulemaking projects that are being undertaken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The projects are required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The chart covers topics like Reg Z, Appraisals, Reg B and more. 

A CUNA username and password is required to access the chart. 

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Comment Letter Seeks FDIC Clarification

Aug
27

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is seeking clarification in a comment letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that credit unions should not be covered under a new proposal the FDIC has issued regarding liquidation authority over entities engaging in financial activities.  The proposal was developed under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act.  In the comment letter, CUNA emphasizes that credit unions should not be considered entities subject to the proposed definition of “predominantl

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