The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new remittance rule, which creates consumer protections for certain electronic transfers to other countries, will go into effect on February 7, 2013. The bureau is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to help the financial industry understand and comply with the rule. In addition, they are releasing a small business guide and a list of “countries and other areas to which a particular exception to the rule’s disclosure requirements applies,” according to a press release from the bureau. For more, read the press release.