• 08.03.17

    OCC Report Highlights Top Risks for Banks

    What are the top risk areas for national banks and federal savings associations?

  • 08.03.17

    Regulators Seek Comment on Proposed Jump in Appraisal Threshold

    The federal banking regulators proposed an increase in the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current $250,000 to $400,000, a move the agencies said was in response to “concerns about the time and cost associated with completing real estate ...

  • 08.03.17

    Manatt Hosts Panel on Changes, Challenges in Financial Industry

    At a recent event hosted by the Washington Business Journal and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, partner Joseph Passaic shared his thoughts on issues ranging from the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act to potential changes presented by the pending Financial CHOICE Act to the challenges of financial ...

  • 07.28.17

    Is the Party Over? SEC Concludes Cryptocurrency Offering Required Registration

    In an investigative report and investor bulletin, the SEC concludes that offers and sales of cryptocurrency coins and tokens may be subject to federal securities laws.

  • 07.27.17

    SCOTUS Limits Reach of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court narrowly interpreted “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exclude debt purchasers engaging in collection efforts for their own accounts.

  • 07.20.17

    Payday Lenders’ Operation Choke Point Challenge Survives Dismissal

    Two new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reports provide important insights into the CFPB’s and state regulators’ latest activities and enforcement targets.

  • 07.10.17

    Treasury Spends Ink on Regulatory Changes

    The Treasury Department, in the first of four reports to President Trump detailing its review of financial regulations and its recommendations about potential changes to the depository system, proposed major changes in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) structure as well as a ...

  • 07.10.17

    Financial Services Law—CFPB Bans Most Consumer Arbitrations

    Today, and to no one’s surprise, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule that prevents banks and other covered providers of specified consumer financial products from incorporating or enforcing predispute mandatory arbitration to the extent that the clause bars ...

  • 06.22.17

    Supreme Court: FDCPA Doesn’t Cover Owned Debt

    A bank or other person may collect debts that it purchased for its own account without triggering the statutory requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a unanimous Supreme Court recently ruled.

  • 06.08.17

    California Court Upholds CFPB’s Constitutionality, Request for CID

    Taking the opposite approach from recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a California federal court upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while also ordering the defendant to comply with a civil investigative demand issued by the ...

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