National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions

The move becomes effective on October 1, 2023, with the Supreme Court soon to decide on the agency’s rule-writing authority.

By Barrie VanBrackle, Marifiel Gonzalez, and Deric Behar

On February 1, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule (the Proposal) to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (the Act) to limit credit card late fees. The CFPB received comments before its May 3, 2023 deadline, and it announced that the proposed rule will go into effect on October 1, 2023.

Absent further challenges as described below, credit card issuers should be ready to implement controls to comply with the Proposal.