The Consumer Advisory Board (“CAB”) held its inaugural meeting on September 27th in St. Louis. Composed of bank and credit union executives, consumer advocates and community development officials (click here to view the biographies), the CAB is required by the Dodd-Frank Act, which mandates that the CAB “provide information on emerging practices in the consumer financial products or services industry” to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”). The CAB replaces the Consumer Advisory Council, which for 35 years advised the Federal Reserve Board on consumer financial services matters.
Payday lenders recently received their first peek at what life will be like under the CFPB’s watch, and it’s not a pretty picture. In the Bureau’s recently released examination procedures for payday lenders, the CFPB makes clear that it will examine every aspect of a payday lender’s operation, likely well beyond what most payday lenders have experienced to date with the patchwork of state regulation. Read More