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Vermont Governor Enacts Law Including Blockchain Application

USA - June 14 2017 On June 8, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law legislation (S. 135), which would, among other things, allow for broader business and legal

Fed Assesses $1.8 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Florida-Based Holding Company, Terminates Enforcement Action

USA - June 16 2017 On June 8, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Board) announced the termination of an enforcement action brought against a Florida-based

Texas Bans Credit Card Surcharges

USA - June 14 2017 On May 27, Texas passed legislation that bans surcharges on credit card transactions. Existing Texas law prohibits businesses from increasing the

OCC, Fed Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management Followed by FDIC

USA - June 14 2017 On June 7, the FDIC issued Financial Institution Letter FIL-22-2017 announcing that, in order to provide consistency across institutions and agencies

CFPB Encourages Alternatives to Deferred Interest Promotional Offers to Provide Transparency to Consumers

USA - June 16 2017 On June 8, the CFPB reported that it sent letters encouraging top retail credit card companies to consider consumer financing promotions that are more

FCC Proposes $120 Million Fine for Spoofed Robocalls

USA - June 22 2017 On June 22, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a proposed fine of $120 million against a telemarketer for violating the Truth in

House Financial Services Committee Advances Two Flood Insurance Measures, Delays Action on Other Bills

USA - June 21 2017 On June 15, the House Financial Services Committee announced it had passed two flood insurance measures during a meeting to consider several bills to

Illinois Finalizes Digital Currency Regulatory Guidance

USA - June 21 2017 On June 13, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued final guidance on the regulatory treatment of digital

15 State Attorneys General Clarify Data Breach Notification Laws

USA - June 21 2017 On June 5, 15 state attorneys general issued a joint letter to an e-commerce hosting company refuting the company’s assertion in its FAQ provided to

CFPB Seeks Comments on Proposed Amendments to Prepaid Rule, Releases Updated Small Entity Compliance Guide

USA - June 16 2017 On June 15, the CFPB announced a request for comment on proposed amendments to Regulation E, which concerns prepaid accounts under the Electronic Fund