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A Summary of Federal Issues Impacting the Consumer Reporting Industry

24 Jan 2021At the Turn of Trump to Biden, a Final Rule on Supervisory Guidance


In the last full day on the job of the Trump Administration, the CFPB issued a final rule on supervisory guidance. …

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24 Jan 2021Pres. Biden’s Executive Order on Racial Equity


On his first day in office, President Joe Biden promoted his Administration’s commitment to racial equity.  As the New York Times…

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04 Dec 2020FTC: No parking zone for debt


The FTC has taken its first enforcement action against the practice of “debt parking,” or “passive debt collection.”  As noted in…

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03 Dec 2020Project REACh launches a Depository Institution (MDI) Pledge


Project REACh, an initiative of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has released a Depository Institution (MDI) Pledge. …

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01 Dec 2020CFPB issues new Advisory Opinion Policy


The CFPB announced its final Advisory Opinions Policy “to publicly address regulatory uncertainty in the Bureau’s existing regulations and provide guidance to…

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01 Dec 2020CFPB: Changes to Executive Team


Even as administrations prepare to change hands, the CFPB announced changes to its executive team. Matthew R. Bettenhausen serves as Senior Advisor…

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25 Nov 2020Back to the Future? FTC Commissioner Chopra wants to bring back Penalty Offense Authority


FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, who some people think could become the next Commission Chair in the Biden Administration, has co-written a…

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17 Nov 2020CFPB Reorganization: Never Mind


As Roseanne Rossannadanna would say, “never mind.”  The previously reported major reorganization of the CFPB, announced last month, is now on…

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10 Nov 2020Biden-Harris Agency Review Teams


The following link is the list of Agency Review Teams that are comprised mostly of experienced volunteers that are assisting with…

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27 Oct 2020U.S. Chamber issues white paper: Data for Good and the Need for a National Strategy


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a White Paper recently, Data for Good and the Need for a National Strategy.  Authored…

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