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OCC Proposes Special Fintech Bank Charter

USA - December 9 2016 Responding to numerous requests, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a release (the Release) on December 2, 2016 explaining how…

George M. Williams, Jr., Michael Karol, Kathleen Moriarty, Skanthan Vivekananda, Gregory Xethalis.

Who’s the Lender? Two “True Lender” Cases with Implications for Marketplace Platforms…

USA - November 10 2016 The US District Court for the Central District of California (the Central District) has recently rendered two decisions with “true lender”…

Lawton M. Camp, George M. Williams, Jr., Michael Karol, Skanthan Vivekananda, Eric Whitney.

European Commission releases proposals on securitization

European Union - October 6 2015 On September 30, 2015, the European Commission released two sets of proposals whose express intentions are to regularize the treatment of…

Stuart Axford, Lawton M. Camp, George M. Williams, Jr..

Recent releases on systemic risk: GSIBs and GECC

USA - July 29 2015 On July 20, 2015, the Federal Reserve Board adopted a final rule (GSIB Rule) regarding capital surcharges applicable to US global systemically…

George M. Williams, Jr., Kurt Skonberg.

Capital considerations for bank securitizers and investors

USA - July 26 2013 On July 2, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) adopted new capital requirements implementing the so-called Basel…

Karsten Giesecke, George M. Williams, Jr..