• 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.

  • 12.15.16

    Website Accessibility: Proactive Steps to Avoid ADA Claims

    Plaintiffs’ law firms have recently been sending demand letters to banks of all sizes alleging that their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly with regard to accessibility of the websites to persons with visual impairments.

  • 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.

  • 12.08.16

    Trump Administration Gears Up for Financial Services Changes

    With the new administration weeks from taking over, President-elect Donald J. Trump's transition team is getting ready to make changes in the financial services industry, including a potential overhaul of the Dodd-Frank Act and a reduction in corporate tax rates.

  • 11.10.16

    OCC Embraces "Responsible Innovation" With New Office, Framework

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced plans to establish an office dedicated to responsible innovation, accompanied by a formal framework to "improve the agency's ability to identify, understand, and respond to financial innovation affecting the federal banking ...

  • 11.09.16

    Trump Election May Dramatically Change Landscape for Financial Institutions

    Republicans retain the House and Senate and Donald Trump wins the presidential election, providing a Republican sweep of all the elected branches of the federal government.

  • 10.27.16

    New California Laws for Financial Institutions

    As the California legislative session wound down, Governor Jerry Brown signed multiple bills into law that will impact financial institutions.

  • 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.

  • 10.11.16

    Court to CFPB: Unconstitutional and Wrong on RESPA

    In a landmark decision impacting the consumer financial services industry and beyond, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has declared unconstitutional a core component of the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and overturned a $109 ...