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On April 13, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an Interpretive Rule applying the Regulation E compulsory use prohibition to the treatment of pandemic relief payments. It means no person may require a consumer to establish an account for receipt of electronic fund transfers with a particular financial institution as a condition of employment or receipt of a government benefit.
The Interpretive Rule addresses the compulsory use prohibition by ruling certain pandemic-relief payments are not “government benefits” for the purposes of the Regulation E compulsory use prohibition. Specifically, government benefits do not include payments from federal, state or local governments if those payments are:
Consequently, a government agency can require consumers to establish an account with a particular financial institution as a condition of receiving pandemic relief payments if they meet the four conditions above.
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