Post Tagged with: "regulation"

How the Supreme Court Turned Debt Collection Into a Grammar Lesson

How the Supreme Court Turned Debt Collection Into a Grammar Lesson

On June 12, the Supreme Court settled a question about the status of debt buyers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that has been the subject of uncertainty for years: “Is a person who purchases debt for his own account a debt collector if he tries to collectRead More

Compliance Insider: Time to Read the Tea Leaves Again

Compliance Insider: Time to Read the Tea Leaves Again

The looming reality of a Donald Trump administration surely has staffers at many agencies in a tizzy, fearing their work over the last eight years is about to be erased. That’s a bit extreme, but it’s human nature to think the worst is going to happen when politics takes anRead More

Compliance Insider: Is the CFPB Over?

Compliance Insider: Is the CFPB Over?

Judging by the direction of the stock market and the financial trade press, Nov. 9 brought great relief to business in general, and to financial services providers particularly. Conventional wisdom is that regulation will decrease, both in content and in fervor of enforcement. Some predict that the Consumer Financial ProtectionRead More

Compliance Insider: Due Process? Really?

Compliance Insider: Due Process? Really?

On Oct. 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional. In PHH Corp. v. CFPB, the appellate court found that the director of the bureau “enjoys more unilateral authority than any other officer in any ofRead More

3 Actions Lenders Can Take to Improve the CMS

3 Actions Lenders Can Take to Improve the CMS

There are many “tangible activities” that can be done to maintain the compliance management system and improve the framework, said Mike Lavin, executive vice president and chief legal officer at Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. Lenders preparing for regulation and eventual exams by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau need to make maintaining their CMS a top priority,Read More

3 Do’s and Don’ts to Tackle Compliance Exams [VIDEO]

3 Do’s and Don’ts to Tackle Compliance Exams [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that auto lenders are living in a more regulated space as a result of increased speculation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and when regulators come knocking it’s essential to be prepared. Rich Miller, head of compliance at Hyundai Capital America, shared some of his top do’s andRead More

How ‘Furnishers’ Can Avoid Trouble with the Feds

How ‘Furnishers’ Can Avoid Trouble with the Feds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is targeting violations of strict rules for so-called “furnishers,” including auto lenders, plus in many cases their vendors, and potentially some independent dealers and buy-here, pay-here dealers, assuming they all furnish consumers’ nonpublic personal information to credit reporting bureaus. For instance in August 2014, theRead More