CFPB takes action on consumer refunds withholding

The Case

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a Consent Order against San Francisco-based fintech Chime Financial for allegedly withholding refunds beyond the 14-day window for closed accounts established in the Company's agreement with account holders.     

Why Does This Matter?

Under the CFPB’s order, Chime must pay at least $1.3 million in redress and over $3 million in penalties, as well as provide timely refunds going forward by implementing strict compliance controls. 

The ruling highlights the regulator’s focus on severalf key consumer compliance regulations: 

  • Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA); 

  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP); 

  • Regulation E 

InnReg's Experience

Since its founding in 2013, InnReg has developed deep expertise in consumer compliance, including EFTA, UDAAP, and Regulation E. Whether you are a regulated entity or not, we partner with you to identify your current exposure and develop a remediation strategy. Our partnership will equip you with a tailored compliance program to help you mitigate your specific risks.

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For additional details, read how InnReg’s Fintech Compliance checklist can help your fintech build best practices to meet evolving regulatory requirements. 

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