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Consumer Finance: Markets and Regulation, Second Edition

  • Adam J. Levitin
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Consumer Finance:Markets and Regulation is the first law school text to focus on consumer financial services markets and their regulation.Structured around clear expository text and realistic problem sets, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the regulation of consumer credit, payments, and financial data markets by federal, state, and private law, including detailed coverage of the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a powerful new federal regulatory agency.The book also acquaints students with the full range of consumer financial products, how they operate, the risks and policy issues they raise, and their regulation.In so doing, the book provides an applied look at how regulatory agencies work, offering students a practical look at how statutes and regulations interact and how regulatory agencies enforce them.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Coverage of new Regulation F, implementing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Coverage of buy-now-pay-later
  • Coverage of retail installment sales contracts and time-price doctrine
  • Coverage of rent-to-own contracts
  • Expanded coverage of rent-a-bank arrangements
  • Expanded coverage of anti-money laundering regulations
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Detailed coverage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new federal regulatory agency with broad authority over consumer credit, payment, deposit, and financial data markets.&
  • Comprehensive treatment of consumer credit regulation, including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans, and small dollar loans, as well as credit disclosures, usury, and fair lending regulation.
  • State-of-the-art coverage of consumer payment systems, with detailed coverage of electronic payment systems (credit cards, debit cards, ACH) and mobile wallets.
  • Coverage of topics not found elsewhere in law school curriculum, including anti-money laundering regulations, behavioral economics, fair lending laws, and consumer financial data privacy and data security.
  • Free companion statutory supplement (available on website).


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