Today's Trends in Credit Regulation

Welcome to Hudson Cook Insights - a collection of articles written each month by the attorneys of Hudson Cook, LLP, in an effort to keep their clients and other compliance professionals informed about current trends and developments in consumer credit finance that will affect the way they do business.

May 2021

Keep Privacy and Data Security on Your Radar

By Patricia E.M. Covington

Privacy and data security. If you don't have those issues on your radar, you should. Financing providers have always had data privacy and safeguarding responsibilities. Nothing new here. But a change is coming. The basic privacy and data security concepts and requirements we've grown accustomed to are expanding - actually, transforming - into fundamental and robust consumer privacy rights. article continued

Beware! The Fair Lending Bear Awakens from Its Slumber

By Trisha J. Cacciola

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its implementing Regulation B (collectively, "ECOA") prohibit discrimination against protected classes (e.g., race, national origin, gender, age, etc.) in credit transactions. article continued

CFPB Bites of the Month -May Top 10

By Eric L. Johnson, Christopher J. Capurso and Justin B. Hosie

Each month, we host a 30-minute webinar outlining the month's key announcements and takeaways from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for financial services providers to consider. In this month's article, we share some of our top "bites" covered during the May 26 webinar. article continued

FTC Doubles Down on Its Promise to Stop COVID-19-Related Scams

By Andrea S. Cottrell

We've written about it before, but ostensibly it bears repeating. The Federal Trade Commission has no love lost for people who try to benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic or the related economic consequences. article continued

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