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    Your Weekly Financial e-Update: Appeals Court to Reconsider CFPB Independence

     

    By: Carly Souther

     

    Carly Souther

     

    21 February 2017Op-Ed: "Trump Wants to Cut Red Tape? He Should Start with the CFPB." Jay Richards, PhD, asserts that "[i]f President Trump is looking for ways to make good on his pledge to slash counterproductive regulations, he should support the" recently introduced bill to abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The bill, introduced by Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. John Ratcliffe (both Texas Republicans) on the 14th of February, would repeal Title...

    Your Weekly Financial e-Update: CFPB Expands UDAAP, GOP to Repeal Prepaid-Card Rule, & More!

    By: Carly Souther 

    Carly Souther

     

    CFPB Expands Scope of UDAAP 

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Mastercard and UniRush to pay $13 million for breakdowns related to prepaid-cards that resulted in tens of thousands of consumers without access to their money. The CFPB claims consumers were given inaccurate account information and were not provided with adequate customer service after the breakdowns. The order says the companies engaged in "unfair acts or practices" by failing to cond...

    New Year, New You, Same Dodd-Frank

    Although there are a bevy of areas in need of change, Congress should focus on reforming existing laws that meet the following criteria: (1) a modification of the law will have an important, positive impact on the nation; and, (2) such amendment can be accomplished with relative ease. The Dodd-Frank financial law fulfills both requirements and should therefore be added to Congress's New Year's Resolutions.