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There’s Guidance in CFPB’s Supervisory Highlights Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s May 22 Supervisory Highlights report offers a rare glimpse into the CFPB’s thoughts on its first two years of supervision of nonbank entities, particularly debt buyers and debt collectors. Although the report contains several of the bureau’s standard talking points (data integrity in…

House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencies

The House Financial Services Committee will question representatives of federal financial regulatory agencies during a hearing tomorrow entitled, “Who’s In Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic Freedom.” According to the committee, “This hearing will examine the economic consequences of recent rulemaking, supervisory, and…

VIDEO: Where Are the Missing CFPB Complaints?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its Consumer Response Annual Report which includes complaints related to debt collection. As it did in its Annual Report on Debt Collection issued on March 20, the CFPB again represents having received “approximately 31,100 debt collection complaints” in 2013. This…

FCC Says TCPA Clarification Coming Soon

According to a blog post made by Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, immediate changes are needed to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to address the flood of litigation caused by its own “complex and unclear” rules. Citing changes in business models and methods of communications he…

CFPB Issues Report on Debt Collection – What Does it Reveal?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report today outlining its efforts and objectives in regulating, supervising and enforcing against debt collectors. The report is available here.  Past CFPB reports have provided guidance on where the bureau might be headed in its regulation, supervision and enforcement efforts. This year’s…

CFPB Calls For Greater Data Integrity in Debt Collection

Recent remarks from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Steven Antonakes indicate that the CFPB remains particularly interested in data integrity during debt collection. Speaking at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Annual Conference in Washington yesterday, Antonakes said the bureau is “concerned that the accuracy of account information degrades as it…