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Is the CFPB in trouble? It’s eerily quiet.

  I enjoyed a speculative article in Market Watch on Richard Cordray.  Is Cordray a sitting duck until after Ohio elects a new governor?  Seems far fetched, but it is juicy.  John Kasich can not run again to term limits in Ohio law.  Like Kasich, but kudos to Ohio for creating term limits.  We need more term […]

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Hudson Cook Analysis on Fintech National Charter

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Advance America and CFSA seeking injunction relief

“Advance America said its own situation became dire after five banks decided in the last month to cut ties, including a 14-year relationship with U.S. Bancorp, putting it “on the verge” of being unable even to hold a bank account.” You can read the full article HERE.

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CFPB Webinar – Ballard Spahr

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Google Adwords shutting out payday lenders

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Are Arbitration Agreements Done?

Hudson Cook broke the news that the CFPB Proposes Rule Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses. I can see the vultures swarming.  

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Why Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog Could Be In Danger

A must read, “Why Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog Could Be In Danger” in the Huffington Post. “In summary, this is an unprecedented, unconstitutional agency that has more power than Congress and the president put together.”  Theodore Olson, counsel of record, PHH Corporation

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Cordray Taking on Over Draft Fees

“Cordray encouraged financial institutions to offer lower-risk account options, including accounts that would not allow for overdrafting the account.” according to the Credit Union Times.  They’re pressuring financial institutions to go to more of a prepaid option that does not overdraw the account.  Basically, the payment does not get honored. A few points were brought […]

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White House Responds to “We the People” Petition

You can read the FISCA new release HERE.  Basically, the White House said, whatever the CFPB says….we’re fine with that. The silver lining here is that the petition bought us some time and will force the CFPB to really look at the issue.  It bought us some more time possibly. Here is a pretty good […]

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CFPB Scandals Rewind

Obama Extorting Auto Lenders, CFPB Memos Prove In 2015, The CFPB claims to have “statistical evidence” showing car lenders and dealers marking up loan prices for minorities vs. whites. But lenders and dealers insist that neutral factors such as credit history and rate-shopping explain any racial disparities in loan pricing. TRUTH: Auto data don’t even include […]

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