• 05.12.17

    CFPB Updates: Consumer Reporting Supervisory Highlights, Loss Over CID

    In news at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency released a special edition of its Supervisory Highlights focused on consumer reporting and was handed a major loss from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in an attempt to enforce a civil investigative demand (CID).

  • 12.21.16

    CFPB Warns Financial Institutions About Incentives

    Use caution when creating incentives for employees and service providers to meet sales and other business goals, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned financial institutions in a new Compliance Bulletin.

  • 12.13.16

    To Bank or Not to Bank? OCC's Fintech Charter

    Following months of speculation, on December 2, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") announced that it will consider applications from fintech companies seeking national bank charters.

  • 10.31.16

    SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

    On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings.

  • 10.13.16

    California's DBO Hits LendUp With Action, Fine

    California's Department of Business Oversight (DBO) reached a $2.68 million settlement with LendUp recently, a deal based on the regulator's allegations that the firm charged illegal fees and committed other "widespread" violations of state law.

  • 10.13.16

    California's DBO Hits LendUp With Action, Fine

    California's Department of Business Oversight (DBO) reached a $2.68 million settlement with LendUp recently, a deal based on the regulator's allegations that the firm charged illegal fees and committed other "widespread" violations of state law.

  • 09.01.16

    FDIC on Marketplace Lending, Supervisory Appeals and Communication

    The latest regulator attempting to rein in controls on the marketplace lending industry is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). Marketplace lending to consumer borrowers generally runs through state-chartered banks. The FDIC is in the unique position of being able to regulate ...

  • 08.04.16

    Overdraft Service Program Costs Bank $10M in CFPB Fine

    Overdraft services practices were the basis for a $10 million fine from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) in a recent action against a national bank operating primarily in the northeast.

  • 07.07.16

    Will Industry Feel Impact of Supreme Court's Madden Rejection?

    In a disappointing move, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari by Midland Funding to hear the case Madden v. Midland Funding. But could the inaction by the Supreme Court be much ado about nothing?

  • 06.27.16

    SCOTUS Declines Hearing Madden: Are Industry Repercussions Limited?

    In a disappointing move, the Supreme Court today denied the petition by Midland Funding to hear the case Madden v. Midland Funding.