On October 17th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB")proposed updates to existing regulations to make it easier for spouses or partners who do not work outside of the home to qualify for credit cards. The proposal would allow a stay-at-home spouse or partner to rely on shared income from his or her spouse or partner when applying for a credit card account. Comments should be submitted within 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected shortly. CFPB Press Release.