• 01.04.18

    Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending Year in Review

    2017 was a banner year for digital finance, as cryptocurrency made headlines, the SEC cracked down on ICOs, alternative lenders broadened their portfolios and the industry entered the mainstream.

  • 01.04.18

    FTC Not in Love With AdoreMe’s Marketing

    The Federal Trade Commission showed no love for an online lingerie marketer’s negative option membership program when it reached a settlement that requires AdoreMe to return more than $1.3 million to customers.

  • 01.04.18

    Net Neutrality: From Rules to Enforcement

    To say that strong passions have surrounded the recent Federal Communications Commission vote to reverse 2015’s net neutrality rules is putting it mildly.

  • 01.04.18

    FTC Tests How Blurred the Ad Lines Are

    Can consumers recognize an advertisement contained in search results or native advertising?

  • 12.28.17

    CFPB’s Payday Loan, Auto Lending Rules in Jeopardy

    More Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules may be reversed as lawmakers moved to dismantle both the payday loan rule and the auto lending rule.

  • 12.28.17

    NY’s Highest Court Will Consider Credit Card Surcharge Ban

    The New York Court of Appeals will consider the state’s law prohibiting merchants from imposing credit card surcharges, following certification of that question by the Second Circuit, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 12.28.17

    Court Tosses DFS Challenge to Fintech Charters

    Finding the action unripe, a federal court judge has dismissed the New York Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) challenge to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) decision to grant special purpose national bank charters.

  • 12.28.17

    DoD Expands Guidance on MLA

    The Department of Defense (DoD) released a new interpretive rule under the Military Lending Act (MLA), building on prior interpretive guidance.

  • 12.28.17

    Bill Would Ban Customer Termination by Federal Agencies

    In an attack on heavily criticized practices from Operation Choke Point, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would place limits on federal bank regulators ordering account closures.

  • 12.28.17

    Coming to Video Ads in 2018: Self-Regulation

    Video advertising regulation will begin April 1, 2018, the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program announced this week with a Compliance Warning.