On March 11, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB” or “Bureau”) announced it was rescinding its “Statement of Policy Regarding Prohibition on Abusive Acts or Practices” (the “2020 Policy Statement”). The rescission is the latest in a series of actions under Acting Director David Uejio that demonstrate a recalibration in the Bureau’s regulatory
Abusive Acts or Practices
BCFP Reaches Settlement with Small-Dollar Lender in Connection with Allegedly “Abusive” Practice
On October 24, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“BCFP” or the “Bureau”) announced that it had reached a settlement with Tennessee-based small-dollar lender and check casher, Cash Express LLC, which agreed to resolve the Bureau’s claims by paying a $200,000 fine and approximately $32,000 in restitution to affected consumers. The consent order includes a finding that, among other allegations, Cash Express had engaged in “abusive” acts and practices in violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), notwithstanding recent indications from Acting Director Mick Mulvaney that the “abusive” standard lacks clarity.
Continue Reading BCFP Reaches Settlement with Small-Dollar Lender in Connection with Allegedly “Abusive” Practice