The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s Tuesday decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional reinforces several CUNA concerns about the bureau as well, said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy cited CUNA information when urging a credit union exemption from the CFPB's short-term, small-dollar loan proposal Friday, saying that the CFPB underestimated the impact on credit unions.
NCUA Chair Rick Metsger wrote to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week strongly recommending the bureau include a blanket exemption for Payday Alternative Loans (PALs) from its short-term, small-dollar proposal, citing concerns similar to those of CUNA.
The CFPB's proposed rule on short-term, small-dollar loans could rob consumers of safe alternatives to predatory lenders, and CUNA urged the bureau to withdraw its proposal or exempt credit unions as a class in its comment letter.
CUNA is evaluating the CFPB new, 1,600-plus page rule on prepaid cards to make sure credit unions are minimally affected, assessing compliance costs for credit unions offering prepaid accounts that could be associated with the new requirements.
A little more than a week remains for credit unions to comment on the CFPB's short-term, small-dollar lending proposed rule. Comments on the proposal are due Oct. 7. CUNA has a number of concerns with the proposal.
Credit unions and for-profit debt collectors have different considerations when communicating with consumers, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Friday. CUNA wrote to the CFPB as the bureau releases the proposal for a Small Business Review Panel.
CUNA was in attendance Thursday for the semi-annual meeting of the CFPB's Credit Union Advisory Council. The council advises the bureau on how its programs are impacting credit unions and is comprised of mostly CUNA members.
Comments on new information collection for the CFPB's complaint database are due to CUNA by Sept. 14, and to the bureau by Sept. 30. The CFPB requested approval to establish a new information collection.
CUNA will be in attendance Thursday as the CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council conducts its semi-annual meeting. The meeting will feature discussions about debt collection and youth financial literacy and will be streamed live.
The second phase of Same Day ACH rollout has a Sept. 15 effective date, and a list of recommended action items to be performed has been released. All financial institutions must be prepared to receive by Sept. 15.
As Congress works this week to fund the government past April 28, CUNA will be engaged in the process as it seeks to see 2 particular issues addressed: funding for CDFIs and the CFPB's exemption authority.
CUNA stands ready to work with legislators to see regulatory relief enacted into law, and the CHOICE Act is a good first step, CUNA wrote to House Financial Services Committee leadership Tuesday in advance of a hearing on the bill.