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NYDFS Launches New Cybersecurity Portal, Sets Compliance Deadlines

USA - August 4 2017 On July 31, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced the launch of an online cybersecurity portal for businesses to securely

CFPB Fines National Bank $4.6 Million for FCRA Violations

USA - August 3 2017 On August 2, the CFPB ordered a national bank to pay $4.6 million for allegedly failing to establish adequate policies and procedures for providing

OCC, Federal Reserve Solicit Public Comments on Volcker Rule

USA - August 4 2017 On August 2, the OCC announced it is seeking public comments on ways to improve regulations implementing the Volcker Rule, however the agency stressed

Federal Reserve Issues Guidance Regarding Roles of Bank Boards, Requests Comments on New SIFI Rating System

USA - August 4 2017 On August 3, the Federal Reserve (Fed) took an important step towards easing the heavy regulatory burden placed on the boards of directors at the

UNCITRAL Adopts Legal Framework for Electronic Records Use

Global - August 4 2017 On July 13 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR). If

Federal Reserve Releases Paper Studying the Evolution and Forward Looking Growth of Fintech

USA - August 17 2017 On August 1, the Federal Reserve Board released a paper on the origins and growth of financial technology, and how these “deep innovations” have the

Eleventh Circuit Holds TCPA Consent Can Be Partially Revoked

USA - August 17 2017 On August 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) “permits a consumer to

Amendments and Proposal to TRID Rule Published in Federal Register, Comments Due October 10

USA - August 17 2017 As previously reported in a Special Alert, the CFPB issued amendments to its TILARESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which importantly included a

Massachusetts AG Directs Refunds to Homeowners Affected by Force-Placed Insurance Policies

USA - August 17 2017 On August 11, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that “a major Massachusetts insurance company is paying more than $6.3 million in

State Law Update: Money Transmitter Licensing Changes in New Hampshire and Washington for Virtual Currencies

USA - August 17 2017 On August 1, New Hampshire HB 436 went into effect, “exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters” under the