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Volume 29 - Number 21

October 15, 2018

CFPB to Define What’s ‘Abusive’ Under Its UDAAP Authority

The CFPB will start a rulemaking process to clarify what practices will be deemed “abusive” in the bureau’s sweeping authority to ban unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices, said Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney. Speaking at the annual convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington this week, Mulvaney said Congress has defined “unfair” and “deceptive” practices fairly clearly, but the meaning of “abusive” is not well established in the law....

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