• 03.28.18

    California DBO, Virginia AG Target Short-term Lending

    As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau retreats, states continue their aggressive attacks on short-term lending.

  • 03.21.18

    Top Takeaways From the D.C. Circuit’s Long-Awaited TCPA Decision

    The old adage “good things come to those to wait” showed itself to be true when on Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its hotly anticipated decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, just shy of 17 months after oral argument.

  • 03.15.18

    Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency Authority

    In the first case of its kind, a New York federal district court has adopted the position of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it has jurisdiction to regulate the virtual currency markets.

  • 03.15.18

    Ninth Circuit: NBA Doesn’t Preempt California Escrow Law

    In a ruling that could prove costly to some national banks, the Ninth Circuit has ruled that the National Bank Act (NBA) does not preempt California state law mandating that financial institutions pay borrowers interest on funds held in their escrow accounts.

  • 03.15.18

    FTC Settles With Payment and Social Networking Service

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a Consent Order with an online payment system company, settling charges that its payment and social networking service violated the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and related regulations, as well as Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act ...

  • 03.15.18

    BSA/AML Failures Prove Costly

    Recent enforcement actions demonstrate just how expensive failures with regard to Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) compliance can be and how intentional conduct can enhance the severity of a penalty, with the California branch of a foreign bank required to pay upward of $368 ...

  • 03.15.18

    New Guidance From SEC, New York’s DFS

    Hoping to help covered entities, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an update on cybersecurity while New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published guidance for licensed virtual currency businesses in the state.

  • 03.15.18

    Madden Closer to Being Fixed

    Inching one step closer to passage, the full House of Representatives approved the so-called Madden fix bill by a vote of 245 to 171. 

  • 03.13.18

    Warning That Cryptocurrency Exchanges May Be Unlawful Trading Platforms

    On March 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a public statement warning that cryptocurrency coin exchanges were possibly operating as unlawful online trading platforms.

  • 02.28.18

    FTC Halts Mortgage Loan Modification Scam

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put a stop to a mortgage loan modification operation, filing suit in Nevada federal court alleging violations of the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule and the FTC Act.



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