An online lender recently agreed to pay a $3.85 million settlement to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unfair acts and practices relating to its consumer loans.
The staff of the SEC issued a no-action letter Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to TurnKey Jet, Inc., agreeing that digital tokens used by the business-travel startup did not meet the definition of a security.
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) will likely have a new commissioner in the coming months, with Affirm General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Manuel “Manny” Alvarez tapped to take the helm.
After eight years of litigation—and a major ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that has spawned uncertainty and a chilling effect for lenders—the parties in Madden v. Midland Funding have reached a deal that would bring the case to a close.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its deal with SoFi, an online lender that the agency had accused of making false statements about student loan refinancing.
Financial technology news includes the continuing battle over the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) plan to issue special-purpose national bank (“fintech”) charters, with the agency seeking to dismiss lawsuits by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and ...
State regulators have reached an agreement on multistate licensing and supervision standards for the financial technology industry, drawing from recommendations made by a group of several dozen fintech companies.
Is virtual currency “money” for purposes of the Pennsylvania Money Transmitter Act?
Small-dollar lending made headlines recently, with a group of 14 attorneys general responding to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) request for information (RFI) on the subject and a new California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) enforcement action.
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting recently weighed in on fintechs, presenting a positive picture for fintech companies considering seeking a special purpose national bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).