California Expands Auto Loan Protections for Servicemembers

On September 19, California governor Jerry Brown signed AB 3212 which provides benefits and protections to servicemembers under the state’s Military and Veterans Code. It is the state’s version of the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), 50 U.S.C. § 3952. AB 3212 extends the length of time that servicemembers in California are protected against […]
  • Chad Fuller
  • December 12, 2018
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Why Regulators Are Keeping a Close Watch on Dealers

Dealers are faced with an assortment of issues today when it comes to the red-tape of compliance. From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Department of Justice and state attorneys general, they are all keeping a close watch on dealer business practices. But some issues, more than others, are worrying both independent and franchise […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • September 13, 2017
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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 an unexpected turn, so we should […]
  • Michael Benoit
  • January 26, 2017
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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 Protection Bureau will be dismantled, others […]
  • Richard Hackett
  • January 11, 2017
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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 of the three branches of the […]
  • Michael Benoit
  • December 29, 2016
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Compliance Insider: Nobody Likes a Bully

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is under increasing fire for its questionable fair lending enforcement activities, both in the media, and in the U.S. Congress. It’s about time that both groups started asking questions, and it’s time the American public started weighing in as well. There is much good the bureau can do for consumers, […]
  • Michael Benoit
  • June 24, 2016
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