• 10.10.18

    Card Networks and Merchants Reach New Settlement Terms

    Will the second time be the charm? Two credit card networks and merchants representing the class suing them reached a revised agreement to put an end to a 13-year-old antitrust class action concerning the interchange fees merchants must pay and the card network rules imposed on merchants.  

  • 10.10.18

    New York DFS Files Second Suit Over OCC Fintech Charter

    Here we go again: The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has filed its second lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over the agency’s plan to permit fintech companies to apply for Special Purpose National Bank Charters.

  • 09.27.18

    CFPB Updates: First Mulvaney Lawsuit, Questions About Disparate Impact

    The latest news from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) includes the first lawsuit filed under the leadership of Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, committee approval of his permanent replacement and the publication of the 17th edition of the Bureau’s Supervisory ...

  • 09.27.18

    Federal Banking Regulators Join Forces on Supervisory Guidance

    All five federal banking regulators recently issued an interagency statement, explaining the role of supervisory guidance and describing the agencies’ approach to supervisory guidance.

  • 09.27.18

    Eighth Circuit Backs Bank’s Policy of Termination for Disqualifying Convictions

    A bank did not engage in age bias when it terminated an employee after learning that he had a prior conviction that disqualified him from employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit has affirmed.

  • 09.27.18

    Bank Settles Overdraft Fee Class Action for More Than $1.2B

    A California federal court judge signed off on a settlement agreement involving a national bank and a class of customers challenging its overdrawn balance charge fee with recovery north of $1 billion.

  • 09.13.18

    Sixth Circuit: Death, Taxes and TCPA Claims

    A Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim survives the death of the plaintiff, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit has ruled, declaring the statute is “remedial” in nature and not penal.

  • 08.29.18

    CFPB Updates: MLA Controversy, GLBA Amendment, Settlement, CFPB Constitutionality

    In the latest Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) news, the reported halt to Military Lending Act (MLA) examinations has created controversy, an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) annual privacy notice requirements was finalized, and a $14 million settlement was ...

  • 08.29.18

    State Regulators Busy With Fintech Sandbox, Investigation and Settlement

    In state-specific news, Arizona opened its sandbox for fintech play, Lending Club revealed that Massachusetts is following in the footsteps of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Georgia attorney general reached a $75,000 settlement with a financial institution over unauthorized fees.

  • 08.16.18

    CFPB News: A Settlement, a Loss and More Leadership Fights

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) settled with a Minnesota-based bank for $30 million over the marketing and sale of its overdraft practices, and lost its suit against a law firm accused of violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and Fair Debt Collection ...