Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant

BuckleySandler LLP

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Digital Insights & Trends: Clearing and Settlement Platforms to Watch in 2016

2015 was the year that blockchain technology, initially used as the public ledger for tracking bitcoin, began to mature and expand beyond payments. While regulators focused on the risks associated with virtual currency,...more

1/18/2016 - Block Chain CFTC Digital Assets Financial Institutions Financial Sector Popular

Spotlight on the Military Lending Act, Part 2: Planning for Compliance

Compliance with the revised Department of Defense (“DoD”) regulations under the Military Lending Act (“MLA”) is not mandatory until October 3, 2016 or, for most credit cards, until October 3, 2017. However, as the recent...more

8/24/2015 - Automotive Industry Automotive Loans Compliance Consumer Lenders Department of Defense (DOD) Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Financial Institutions Lenders Loans Military Lending Act Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Servicers Mortgages Personal Property Regulation Z Residential Real Estate Market Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Spotlight on the Military Lending Act: Did the Final Rule Improve on the Proposal?

On July 22, 2015, the Department of Defense (“Department”) released its final rule amending the regulations that implement the Military Lending Act (“MLA”), which means that a wider range of credit products—including open-end...more

8/4/2015 - Banking Sector Banks Borrowers CARD Act Compliance Consumer Credit Protection Credit Cards Department of Defense (DOD) Financial Institutions Lenders Military Lending Act Military Service Members Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Special Alert Update: OCC Revises Guidance Regarding Consumer Protection Requirements to Overdraft Lines and Protection Services

On March 6, 2015, the OCC issued its revised “Deposit-Related Credit” booklet (“DRC booklet”) of the Comptroller’s Handbook, which replaced the “Deposit-Related Consumer Credit” booklet issued on February 11, 2015 (previously...more

3/11/2015 - Banks Consumer Financial Products Deposit Accounts Guidance Update OCC Overdraft Fees

Communicating with Family Members After the Death of a Customer

Your bank customer has died. Her husband, who is well known to the bank, calls to discuss his deceased wife’s account and seeks to “add” his name to the account so he can access some of the funds for funeral expenses. You...more

2/25/2015 - Banking Sector Banks Beneficiaries Deceased

Special Alert: OCC Guidance Applies Consumer Protection Requirements to Overdraft Lines and Protection Services

On February 11, 2015, the OCC issued the “Deposit-Related Consumer Credit” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook, which replaced the “Check Credit” booklet. The booklet provides updated guidance and examination procedures...more

2/17/2015 - Banks CFPB Consumer Financial Products Guidance Update OCC Overdraft Fees Regulation Z Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

NACHA’s Guidelines For Bill Payments Via QR Codes

NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, has just taken a step towards easing consumer payments via mobile devices. The Council for Electronic Billing and Payment, a subsection of NACHA, released its 'Quick Response...more

5/22/2013 - Mobile Devices NACHA QR Codes

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