Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Credit Union Administration Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Is the Pendulum Swinging the Other Way? Court Finds TCPA Claims Viable Prior to Severance of Government Backed Debt Exemption by Supreme Court
As the Czar reported in late December (here), the plaintiffs’ bar had evened the score (3-3) with two recent decisions finding that the TCPA was constitutional as applied to calls made prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in Barr v. American Ass’n of Political Consultants, 140 S. Ct. 2335 (2020), on July 6, 2020. Unfortunately, plaintiffs have now pulled ahead with yesterday’s decision in Stoutt v. Travis Credit Union, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6019 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 12, 2021).
NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a memorandum of understanding agreement to improve coordination between the agencies related to the consumer protection supervision of credit unions over $10 billion dollars in assets.
Fewer new loans to farmers continued to drive a pullback in agricultural lending activity. A historically low number of new loans contributed to an increase in average loan size and drove a slight decrease in the overall volume of non-real estate loans at commercial banks in the fourth quarter. Stronger prices for agricultural commodities, alongside continued support from government payments, may have reduced financing needs for some farmers and contributed to the slower pace of lending.