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FinCEN starts e-filing of new CTR and SAR forms mandatory use of new forms soon to follow
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on March 29, 2012, that it is now accepting the new Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms for filing on the BSA E-Filing System


Only promissory note holders can initiate foreclosures in Washington state
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined that, under the Washington deed of trust act, only the actual holder of a promissory note can be the beneficiary with the power to appoint a trustee to proceed with a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property


Preparing your company for sale: the role of investment banks
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

After determining to sell a business, a potential seller must decide whether to hire an investment bank to facilitate the sale process or to rely on the company’s owners, management, and legal advisers to manage the transaction


CFPB issues Supervision and Examination Manual
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued the first edition, or “Version 1.0,” of its Supervision and Examination Manual


HUD rule targets sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by FHA lenders
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

To combat discrimination in its programs based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a final rule on February 3, 2012, that includes new prohibitions directed at FHA lenders


Going above and beyond the SCRA
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

As we discussed in the last issue, the multistate settlement agreement, filed on March 12, 2010, has imposed settlement terms and agreements that operate much more like newly promulgated regulations than settlement terms


Congress passes bill giving CFPB authority to enforce Military Lending Act and creating civil liability for violations
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2012

The 2013 Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4310), currently awaiting signature by President Obama, makes several changes to the Military Lending Act. Last


House urges Cordray not to request privileged material pending “legislative fix”
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

A hearing entitled “How will the CFPB Function under Richard Cordray?” was held on January 24 by the House Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs


Pennsylvania passes law to resolve foreclosure jurisdiction problems caused by Superior Court decision
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

On June 21, 2012, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Act, which remedies a host of problems created by the Pennsylvania Superior Court's January 2012 decision in Beneficial Consumer Discount Co. v. Vukmam


HUD face-to-face meeting rule gets expansive reading from Virginia high court
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

In a decision affecting all lenders in Virginia that issue FHA-insured home loans, the Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted an expansive reading of HUD’s requirement of face-to-face meetings prior to foreclosure