Arguing that junk fees are not just annoying, but also create an unlevel playing field, the American Economic Liberties Project on Monday released model legislation that would provide Congress and state legislatures tools to tackle the issue, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Cornerstone League, and Rally Credit Union filed to join an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, seeking relief for credit unions from implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s section 1071 rule.
In a study released June 2023 by the Center for Responsible Lenders, analysts found that borrowers are charged nearly $3 billion annually for single-payment, payday installment, and car-title loans, reports Esteban Camargo.
In a letter to the CFPB, the Credit Union National Association details its reasons for opposing the Bureau’s proposed reduction of maximum allowable credit card late fees to $8, reports Esteban Camargo.
House Financial Services Committee to Consider CFPB Reform Legislation Ahead of Supreme Court Review
Continuing the never-ending debate on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the House Financial Services Committee has announced that it will consider new legislation that would completely overhaul the organization’s structure ahead of the Supreme Court’s review of the case, reports Emily Claus.
Following the 5th Circuit Court’s ruling declaring the CFPB’s structure and funding unconstitutional and the Supreme Court’s agreement to review the case, the 2nd Circuit Court has now ruled the organization to be constitutional, reports Emily Claus.
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to review the ruling declaring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unconstitutional, Emily Claus reports on the history of the CFPB and its controversial structure, funding, and Payday Rule.
In a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week, the agency announced that banks’ reported overdraft fee income “was 43% lower in the third quarter of 2022 than in the third quarter of 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic onset – suggesting $5.1 billion less in fees on an annualized basis,” reports CUSO Magazine’s Esteban Camargo.
Following the CFPB’s proposed rule limiting credit card late fees to a maximum of $8, reactions from the financial sector have been largely opposed, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
David Baumann of CUCollaborate reports on whether the U.S. Supreme Court should rush a decision about whether to consider a federal appeals court ruling that found the funding mechanism for the CFPB unconstitutional.