Customer Finance Track

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CFPB, Federal Agencies, State Agencies, and Attorneys General

OCC small-dollar financing bulletin: one step of progress but one action right back?

The OCC has granted a bulletin (2018-14) establishing forth main financing axioms and policies and methods for short-term, small-dollar installment financing by nationwide banking institutions, federal cost cost savings banking institutions, and federal branches and agencies of international banking institutions.

The OCC reported so it “encourages banks to provide accountable short-term, small-dollar installment loans, typically two to one year in length with equal amortizing repayments, to aid meet with the credit requirements of customers. In issuing the bulletin” The bulletin is intended “to remind banking institutions of this core financing maxims for prudently handling the potential risks connected with providing short-term, small-dollar installment lending programs. ”

By means of background, the bulletin notes that in October 2017, the OCC rescinded its assistance with deposit advance services and products because continued compliance with such guidance “would have exposed banking institutions to potentially inconsistent regulatory way and undue burden because they willing to adhere to the CFPB’s final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan guideline (Payday guideline). Continue reading “Customer Finance Track”