Most briefs filed in the Seila Law v. CFPB case before the Supreme Court argue that the “for-cause” removal protection is not severable, and the court should invalidate the CFPB in its entirety or send the statute back to Congress.
Consumer complaints filed with the CFPB across major categories dropped in the fourth quarter, but it was a different story on an annual basis, according to a new analysis by Inside the CFPB. (Includes data chart.)
Democratic senators have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether the CFPB has fulfilled its statutory obligation to combat discriminatory lending practices. Separately, Rep. Maxine Waters questioned the bureau’s potential hiring of an enforcement director.
Investors in mortgage servicing rights must obtain a license in New Jersey; the Mortgage Bankers Association has urged Georgia to repropose certain portions of its proposal implementing temporary authority for LOs; New York enacts “zombie” property remediation law.
CFPB releases annual adjustment of asset-size thresholds under HMDA and TILA; CFPB issues financial literacy annual report for fiscal 2019; progressive groups call on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to recuse himself from the CFPB constitutionality case; the New Civil Liberties Alliance files lawsuit challenging the CFPB’s funding mechanism.