• 01.18.18

    FSOC Cautions Industry About Cybersecurity Risks

    Cybersecurity threats are the biggest challenge facing the financial services industry, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) declared in its annual report, calling on federal regulators to ensure that banks are taking appropriate steps to protect their businesses.

  • 01.18.18

    Mortgage Servicer Reaches $45M Deal With AGs

    In a settlement involving the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia, a national mortgage servicer agreed to pay roughly $45 million for allegedly violating state and federal laws on foreclosures, loan modifications and servicing, including more than $31 million in payments to ...

  • 01.18.18

    AG Kills the Buzz for Marijuana Businesses

    Banks face even greater risks and are likely to back away from marijuana-related businesses after the U.S. Attorney General changed the federal government’s stance on legalized pot.

  • 01.18.18

    Hensarling Staffer Headed to CFPB

    Continuing the changing of the guard at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the former staff director of the House Financial Services Committee will step into the role of the bureau’s chief of staff.

  • 01.11.18

    2017 Year in Review: Data Breaches

    The year 2017 saw the number of data breaches grow, and the trend is expected to continue and intensify.

  • 01.11.18

    2017 Year in Review: Developments in Payments

    2017 was a year of continued innovation in the payments space as the adoption of digital payments continued to increase.

  • 01.09.18

    CFPB and State Consumer Financial Protection Year in Review

    In 2017 we saw the first significant resistance to and change in what had been uniformly aggressive action by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to enforce consumer financial protection laws, with resistance and change accelerated at the end of the year following the resignation of ...

  • 01.09.18

    Financial Litigation Roundup: Key Federal Rulings in 2017

    In case you missed it, here is our list of the most significant financial services rulings in 2017 from the Supreme Court of the United States and major federal appellate courts.

  • 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

    Banking: Year in Review and What to Expect

    2017 was a great year for banks across a wide spectrum, and we believe 2018 holds tremendous promise, so long as the credit condition of borrowers does not deteriorate and banks continue to lend prudently. Below we count down the top five takeaways in banking in 2017.



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