WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a strong stance against lenders that use contract clauses that block consumers from going to court in a report due out Thursday that will likely lead to new regulations.

At issue are so-called arbitration clauses, which lenders have used for decades in contracts with consumers and businesses to force disputes to be settled outside of court through a third-party arbitrator. Although lawmakers have raised objections to such clauses, the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld their use.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.