• 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.

  • 07.21.16

    Network Rules Occupy Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court

    Issues surrounding network rules made headlines recently, with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a $7.25 billion deal between Visa and MasterCard and approximately 12 million merchants claiming the networks worked together to fix credit and debit interchange fees, as well as the U.S. ...

  • 07.08.16

    A Different Approach to Regulatory Relief

    Community banks indeed need regulatory relief. Regulators generally agree, but their hands are tied as a decadelong enforcement environment drags on. Meanwhile, financial technology (fintech) firms assert they should not be subject to banking-type regulatory supervision as long as they are not ...

  • 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.

  • 06.23.16

    CFPB Releases Proposed Regulation of Payday Loans

    In a long anticipated move, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule to regulate so-called "debt traps" by requiring lenders to take additional steps to ensure consumers have the ability to repay certain types of small loans and placing limits on reborrowing or ...

  • 06.10.16

    New York's DFS Reaches $3M Deal Involving Payday Lending Debts

    Continuing its efforts against payday lenders, New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced a consent decree with National Credit Adjustors (NCA) and Webcollex totaling $3 million.

  • 05.26.16

    New Guidance From FFIEC on Mobile Financial Services

    Examiners will be paying more attention to mobile financial services (MFS) using new guidance recently issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).

  • 05.17.16

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Rules on Spokeo, Significant Implications for TCPA Cases

    The Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that a plaintiff must show an injury in fact before pursuing a claim for violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a holding that could have major repercussions for consumer plaintiffs pursuing claims ...

  • 05.16.16

    Supreme Court Requires Actual Harm to Pursue FCRA Claims

    In a carefully drawn 6-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court of the United States has today ruled in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that a plaintiff must show an injury in fact before pursuing a claim for violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a holding that ...