Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases Supervision and Examination Manual

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Established in 2010 by Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has released its first edition of the Supervision and Examination Manual. The Manual is a guide to how the CFPB will supervise and examine consumer financial service providers under its jurisdiction for compliance with Federal consumer financial law.

As stated on the CFPB’s website, the Manual is divided into three parts:

  • Part One describes the supervision and examination process.
  • Part Two contains examination procedures, including both general instructions and procedures for determining compliance with specific regulations.
  • Part Three presents templates for documenting information about supervised entities and the examination process, including examination reports.

While the Manual is designed in large part to supervise the nation’s largest mortgage servicers, it will impact all lenders who deal with consumer loans.


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