Tag Archives: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

New SEC whistleblower data draws mixed reaction


WASHINGTON – In its first full year, a federal whistleblower program that boosted the amount of awards to employees and others who report credible information about fraud and other securities violations spurred more than 3,000 tips and resulted in one ...

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New federal study makes case for student loan relief

A new federal study recommends changes in consumer protection and bankruptcy law to provide relief for those Americans saddled with a share of the country’s $1 trillion in student loan debt, largely blaming private lenders for the problem.

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Several groups file suit challenging CFPB’s authority

WASHINGTON – Several organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that created a consumer watchdog agency with broad authority to regulate mortgages, credit cards and other consumer financial products ...

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Bill would bar insurance coverage for civil penalties

WASHINGTON – Legislation that would prohibit officers, directors and employees from buying insurance to prevent them from personally paying compensation clawbacks or civil penalties for harmful actions they commit has been introduced in the House.

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Proposed rule targets debt collectors, credit agencies

The new federal consumer protection bureau has proposed a rule that would place large-scale debt collectors and consumer reporting agencies under its “nonbank” supervision program.

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