CFPB

NCRC Initial Analysis of the CFPB SBREFA Panel Outline: A Step in the Right Direction but Improvements Sought

The CFPB’s initial proposals for the small business lending data take some steps in the right direction such as including a broad range of institutions from banks to non-bank financial technology companies that would be required to report data. However, some proposals would keep lending activity in the dark such as the proposal to not report Merchant Cash Advances, a form of credit that is higher cost and has been subject to abuses. 

Joint Comment: Final Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule Must Effectively Protect Consumers and Promote Access to Responsible Mortgage Credit

(Download) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) qualified mortgage (QM) proposed rule. Given CFPB’s decision to end the GSE patch, we believe that a price-based approach is an appropriate and effective method to determine QM status. However, additional safeguards are necessary to ensure that the final rule …

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FHFA Re-Proposed Capital Rule for the Enterprises Sign-on Letter

August 10, 2020 The Honorable Mark Calabria Director Federal Housing Finance Agency 400 7th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20219 Hugh Frater CEO Fannie Mae Midtown Center 1100 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 David Brickman CEO Freddie Mac 1551 Park Run Drive Mclean, VA 22102 Dear Director Calabria, Executives Frater and Brickman: We are writing …

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COVID-19 and the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database

Local businesses are devastated and state agencies overwhelmed as people stay at home to preserve their health and apply for government assistance to maintain financial solvency. An unexpected side effect of this was a simultaneous increase in consumer complaints filed with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB).