CFPB response to COVID-19, lending on agendas for August advisory panel meetings

Four advisory panels of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are set to meet publicly over a three-day period in August, three of them focusing on broad regulatory policy matters, recent bureau initiatives related to the COVID-19 recovery, and “trends and themes” in the mortgage and student-lending marketplace.

Those initiatives will be discussed Aug. 11 by the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) and Aug. 12 by the Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), and Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC). Both days, the meetings will run from 1 – 5:15 p.m., according to notices set to publish Wednesday in the Federal Register.

The bureau’s Academic Research Council (ARC), set to meet from 1 – 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, will focus on research methodologies and help provide direction for consumer finance research at the agency, according to the bureau’s notice.

These meetings will be held virtually; participants will need to RSVP by noon one day prior to the meeting(s) to receive the agenda and dial-in information (see the notices for RSVP links). The agendas will also be posted on the CFPB website one day prior to the meeting dates.

Those interested may also submit written comments to at least seven days before the meetings.

Academic Research Council meeting

Consumer Advisory Board meeting

Community Bank Advisory Council meeting

Credit Union Advisory Council meeting