The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced that its recent work resulted in $14 million in relief to more than 104,000 harmed consumers from January through June 2017. The Press release read in part: “Today’s report, the 16th edition of Supervisory Highlights, covers CFPB supervision activities from January through June 2017, and shares observations […]

The CFPB is finally issuing its arbitration rule! I have not yet fully read the rule, but the substance seems to say the same as the proposed rule. It doesn’t make arbitration clauses unenforceable, just the use of arbitration clauses to preclude class actions.  Essentially, the press release read in part:   “Today’s rule prohibits […]

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report raising new concerns about costly fees and risky features often related to certain college-sponsored accounts. The Bureau’s analysis of roughly 500 marketing deals between these schools and large banks found that many deals allow for risky features that can lead students to rack up hundreds […]

Understanding Pre-Paid Cards Many people don’t realize that pre-paid cards and credit cards are not the same thing, although a pre-paid card may have a card network logo (like Visa, MasterCard, Discover, etc.) on it, this card is different from a credit card. When you use a prepaid debit card to make a purchase you […]

According to Forbes, In 2012, $34 billion dollars were loaded on 4.6 million payroll cards. By 2017, Forbes projects that  this number will increase to $68.9 billion dollars. Payroll cards are a recent phenomenon increasingly utilized by companies both big and small alike. Payroll cards are an alternative to an employee receiving their salary or wages […]