AFREF joined two letters, one to the CFPB and one to HUD, FHFA, VA and USDA, both calling on the agencies to halt foreclosure for 60 days when a homeowner has submitted an application for HAF funds and the servicer has been notified by the HAF administrator.
AFREF joined a letter to the CFPB in response to their inquiry into Big Tech payment platforms. The letter urges the CFPB to require person-to-person payment providers to protect consumers from fraud and errors, and to work with the Federal Reserve Board to ensure protections are in place before the Fed launches its new FedNow person-to-person service.
AFREF joined a letter urging CFPB oversight of new products like buy now, pay later (BNPL) loans, income share agreements, cash advances, “fintech” overdraft or overdraft avoidance products, and earned wage access products or look-alike products that are evading consumer protection laws and creating debt traps for consumers. The letter states that the CFPB should supervise providers and ensure that each of these products are complying with applicable consumer protection laws.
AFREF, American Economic Liberties Project and Revolving Door Project sent a letter to the CFPB in response to their inquiry into Big Tech payment platforms. The letter expresses concern about Big Tech exploitation of digital payments technology, and expresses support for their recently opened inquiry into Big Tech’s power in this vital and growing market.
We appreciate the work of the CFPB on drawing attention to the harms of overdraft fees, which take billions of dollars a year out of the pockets of mostly low- and moderate-income households to pad the bottom lines of the country’s big and small banks. And among those households, Black and Latinx households were also far more likely to incur overdrafts. We urge the CFPB to use all the tools that Congress gave it to protect consumers from abuses, including drafting tough new regulations.