New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that collection agencies held $140 billion in medical debt last year—a sharp spike since a 2016 study that put the medical debt number at $81 billion.
Bank mergers and acquisitions are on the rise, with the total number of bank M&As in 2021 surpassing that of 2020.
As its name suggests, California’s new Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (“DFPI”) isn’t just about protecting consumers—it also has an important mission to foster responsible innovation.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is promising “bold and swift action on racial equity,” claiming that the “practices and policies of the financial services industry have both caused and exacerbated racial inequality.”
Rohit Chopra is readying to assume leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and a new era of “regulation by enforcement” is underway.
As the blockchain revolution continues apace, new applications are constantly being developed to leverage decentralized finance in the financial services industry.
In this webinar, Manatt professionals will discuss recent developments in this area and what is coming over the next year.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been trending since the start of the year, and more companies and artists are getting involved with the latest blockchain innovation.
It’s already been an epic year for blockchain, and it’s only March.
State and federal financial regulators increasingly are focused on protecting small businesses, as illustrated by recent enforcement efforts and new state laws regulating both traditional and innovative small-business finance products.