Compliance: Effective dates for CFPB’s payday rule

July 15, 2019

CUNA’s Compliance team has received a number of questions regarding which provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s short-term, small-dollar (payday) loan rule are delayed and which will become effective in August.

In response, staff has created a CompBlog entry detailing the effective dates.

The CFPB finalized the payday rule in November 2017, and it addresses two separate topics:

  • Mandatory Underwriting Provisions, which cover the underwriting of payday loans, most notably an ability-to-repay determination requirement; and
  • Payment Provisions, which establish requirements and limitations for lenders to attempt to withdraw payments from member accounts in ways that could deviate from what the borrower expects or result in excessive fees.

A June 6 final rule from the CFPB delays the compliance date for most of the Mandatory Underwriting Provisions to Nov. 19, 2020 (they were originally set to go into effect Aug. 19 of this year).

See the CompBlog entry for a specific list of provisions extended to Nov. 19, 2020, provisions not extended will become effective Aug. 19.

The CFPB has not proposed to rescind the Payment Provisions as finalized in 2017.

In addition to the CompBlogCUNA’s Compliance Community contains discussion boards and a number of other resources for credit union compliance professionals around the country.