Illinois delays vote on CRA regulations; FCC closes lead generator loophole; Biden vetoes bill disapproving 1071; CFPB adjusts asset thresholds under HMDA, TILA; bureau issues report on overdraft fees; CFPB shutters medical debt collector.
A split among circuit courts prompted the Supreme Court to take up a case involving banks and mortgage escrow accounts. The dispute centers on federal preemption of state requirements for financial institutions to make interest payments on funds in mortgage escrow accounts.
A CFPB proposal to set ability-to-repay requirements for PACE lending has support from mortgage lenders. However, PACE lenders and eight Republican state attorneys general have warned the proposal would lead to the end of PACE lending.
For the third time, a judge held that the CFPB’s claims against Ocwen Financial over alleged servicing-related violations of federal law, are barred by a 2014 consent order between the bureau and the servicer.