• 09.15.16

    OCC, CFPB Charge Bank With Illegal Credit Card Practices

    Two regulators have forced one bank to pay $35 million for allegedly improper credit card practices—including fines owed to both the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

  • 09.01.16

    FDIC on Marketplace Lending, Supervisory Appeals and Communication

    The latest regulator attempting to rein in controls on the marketplace lending industry is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). Marketplace lending to consumer borrowers generally runs through state-chartered banks. The FDIC is in the unique position of being able to regulate ...

  • 08.04.16

    Overdraft Service Program Costs Bank $10M in CFPB Fine

    Overdraft services practices were the basis for a $10 million fine from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) in a recent action against a national bank operating primarily in the northeast.

  • 07.21.16

    Network Rules Occupy Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court

    Issues surrounding network rules made headlines recently, with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a $7.25 billion deal between Visa and MasterCard and approximately 12 million merchants claiming the networks worked together to fix credit and debit interchange fees, as well as the U.S. ...

  • 07.08.16

    A Different Approach to Regulatory Relief

    Community banks indeed need regulatory relief. Regulators generally agree, but their hands are tied as a decadelong enforcement environment drags on. Meanwhile, financial technology (fintech) firms assert they should not be subject to banking-type regulatory supervision as long as they are not ...

  • 07.07.16

    Will Industry Feel Impact of Supreme Court's Madden Rejection?

    In a disappointing move, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari by Midland Funding to hear the case Madden v. Midland Funding. But could the inaction by the Supreme Court be much ado about nothing?

  • 06.27.16

    SCOTUS Declines Hearing Madden: Are Industry Repercussions Limited?

    In a disappointing move, the Supreme Court today denied the petition by Midland Funding to hear the case Madden v. Midland Funding.

  • 06.23.16

    CFPB Releases Proposed Regulation of Payday Loans

    In a long anticipated move, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule to regulate so-called "debt traps" by requiring lenders to take additional steps to ensure consumers have the ability to repay certain types of small loans and placing limits on reborrowing or ...

  • 05.13.16

    Take Two: Incentive-Based Payment Arrangements Rule Reappears

    For a second time, federal banking regulators are seeking comment on a jointly proposed rule that would impose restrictions on incentive-based pay arrangements.

  • 04.28.16

    What Banks Need to Do to Address Technological Change

    In the past few years the fintech industry has grown exponentially.