House Members Seek Delay of CFPB Remittance Rule

Posted on August 17th, 2012 in Banking, Digital Commerce, Federal Issues By BuckleySandler

On August 16, a group of thirty-two Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray asking that the Bureau delay the effective date of recently adopted remittance transfer rules and examine the potential impact of the rules on consumers. The legislators state that the rules, which are set to take effect in February 2013, include “arbitrary and unworkable requirements . . . that will drastically curtail the availability of international transfers to consumers.” Specifically, the letter argues that the final rule (i) includes disclosure requirements that are infeasible for the majority of financial institutions, (ii) will work against the statutory mandate that policymakers expand the use of the automated clearinghouse system, and (iii) risks increasing fees for consumers.

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