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Enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency charged with carrying out federal consumer financial laws. We are focused on retail banking products and services, making CBA the industry resource on the CFPB. Our insights and analysis on CFPB-related issues, along with the latest news and information, provides our members with the necessary tools to navigate this new regulatory environment.
- July 31, 2017On Monday, July 31, 2017, the CFPB issued a bulletin warning companies about tricking consumers into expensive pay-by-phone fees. The Bureau expressed concerned about companies potentially misleading consumers about the purpose and amount of certain pay-by-phone fees or keeping them in the dark about much cheaper payment options. The bulletin also reviews guidelines to help consumer financial...July 28, 2017CBA Executive Banking School is in Full Swing CBA’s 66th session of Executive Banking School is off and running! This week, nearly 300 students joined us at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. to hone their retail banking skills. Thank you to Dennis Devine , CBA Board Member and Co-President of Key Community Bank, Kelly King , President and CEO of BB&T Bank, and our distinguished faculty...July 27, 2017DINGING CFPB, NOT EASY AS 1-2-3 — The House voted along party lines Tuesday to strike down a landmark rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but the real fight begins in the Senate. The debate over the rule, which bars the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts with financial firms, is the first real battle over CFPB in a Republican-controlled Congress, setting...July 27, 2017The House voted Tuesday to repeal a controversial new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that would have protected consumers’ rights to sue banks in class-action lawsuits. Lawmakers voted 231-190 to repeal the rule using the Congressional Review Act, a law that allows Congress to eliminate regulations within 60 days of their release and bars agencies from issuing similar...July 27, 2017Now it’s the Senate’s turn. The House approved resolution on Tuesday leveraging authority provided under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule prohibiting the use of class action waivers in arbitration clauses. Despite all House Democrats and one Republican voting against H.J. Res 111, the resolution cleared the chamber by a vote of 231-...July 27, 2017The House passed a resolution July 25 that would invalidate a recently adopted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule to prohibit financial firms from steering consumers into mandatory arbitration to resolve disputes. H.J.Res. 111, sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.), passed the chamber in a 231-190 vote. A similar resolution has been introduced in the Senate, where it can be passed under...July 25, 2017Trial attorneys receive over $1 million on average per class action lawsuit; average consumer receives $32 in cash recoveries Washington, D.C. – Richard Hunt, President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), released the following statement following House passage of a resolution overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule. “Today’s House vote is a...July 25, 2017On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 111, a resolution to reject the CFPB’s final arbitration rule under the authority provided by Congressional Review Act, by a vote of 231-190. The companion resolution in the Senate, S.J. Res. 47, has not yet received consideration. “Today’s House vote is a resounding victory for consumers. Consumers’ access to arbitration,...July 24, 2017Banks, consumers and their allies joined the battle over a CFPB rule on class action lawsuits as the House plans a vote Tuesday on overturning the regulation. Conservative groups sought to unify the Republican base against the rule, sending a letter to House and Senate leaders. "Failure to reverse this regulation will result in an avalanche of class-action lawsuits that will hurt jobs and do...July 24, 2017July 24, 2017 Dear Members of Congress: The undersigned trade associations representing thousands of banks, credit unions, financial institutions, and businesses of all sizes that serve America’s consumers write to express our strong disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule to restrict the use of arbitration agreements. We thank Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and...