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As Year Winds Down, Hensarling Prepares for 2017; OCC Announces Limited Purpose Banking Charters for FinTech Companies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

Last week, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) was elected to his third term as Chairman. After being considered for


FinTech companies: Chartering relief is here
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

So you are an online lender, a digital currency company or a payments company, and you want to conduct business throughout the United States. How do


Illinois Regulator Seeks Comment on Proposed ‘Digital Currency Regulatory Guidance’
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is requesting comment on its proposed "Digital Currency Regulatory Guidance"


OCC to Consider Applications from Financial Technology Companies to Become Special Purpose National Banks
  • Hudson Cook LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

On December 2, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced that the OCC will consider applications from financial technology ("fintech"


Voluntary Disclosure Window Closing on Bitcoin Users
  • Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

On November 30, 2016, a federal court in San Francisco authorized the IRS to issue a "John Doe" summons to Coinbase, Inc., which operates a web-based


Insurance industry predictions: 2017
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, Brazil, Global, India, USA
  • December 1 2016

As a world leader, Brazilian agriculture has seen strong growth for over three decades. Total agricultural output has more than doubled in volume


Federal Trade Commission Hosts Crowdfunding & Peer-to-Peer Payments Forum
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

On October 26, 2016, the Financial Trade Commission hosted a forum on Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Payments, in Washington, D.C., the latest in the


Global trends in fintech dealmaking
  • White & Case LLP
  • China, European Union, Germany, India, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 30 2016

Silicon Valley and North America have been key to fuelling the growth of fintech since its infancy. In each of the past six years, Accenture and CB


Mercatus Center To Survey Online Lenders
  • Hudson Cook LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is conducting a survey of online lenders and lending servicers that partner with banks or other


Minnesota’s First Crowdfunding Portal Approved, But The Question Remains: Will Anyone Actually Use It?
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

On November 9, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Commerce approved the first crowdfunding portal operator, VentureNear.com, under the crowdfunding