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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 18

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves Amendments to Implement Provisions of the JOBS Act and FAST Act - On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to revise certain rules under the Securities...more

CFPB Issues Final Policy on No-Action Letters

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued its final policy on its issuance of no-action letters on February 18, which is intended to further objectives under section 1021 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

CFPB Urges 25 Largest Banks To Do More To Create or Promote Deposit Accounts

On February 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent a letter to the nation’s top 25 retail banking companies urging them to do more to create or promote deposit accounts designed to meet consumers’ financial...more

Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption From Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

On November 25, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that the threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal...more

CFPB Finalizes Rule to Ease Rules for Small Creditors

On September 21, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized several changes to its mortgage rules to increase the number of financial institutions able to offer certain types of mortgages in rural and...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 38

SEC/CORPORATE - ISS Publishes Results of 2015–2016 Annual Global Policy Survey - On September 28, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, published the results of its 2015–2016...more

CFPB Postpones “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Rule Until October 3

On June 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed amendment to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date to October 3. The rule, also...more

Regulators Release Guidance on Private Student Loans With Graduated Repayment Terms at Origination

On January 29, the federal financial regulatory agencies, in partnership with the State Liaison Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, issued guidance for financial institutions on private...more

CFPB Finalizes Minor Changes to “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Rules

On January 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized two minor modifications to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rules. The changes, which were proposed in October 2014, address when consumers...more

CFPB Issues Broader Than Expected Prepaid Card Proposal and Model Forms

On November 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its long-awaited proposal with respect to prepaid cards. This proposal, which consisted of 870 pages, covers traditional prepaid cards as well as mobile...more

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce Increases in Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z and M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease...

On September 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced increases in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for exempt...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 36

In this issue: - Bylaw of Delaware Corporation Providing for Exclusive Forum in North Carolina Upheld - FINRA Board to Consider Rule Proposals Regarding Private Trading Platforms - CBOE and C2 in...more

CFPB Proposes Rule on Privacy Disclosures

On May 6, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule that would allow institutions that limit their consumer data-sharing and meet other requirements to post their annual privacy notices online rather...more

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce New Thresholds for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

On November 20, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for...more

CFPB Bulletin Warns Employers Against Exclusive Use of Payroll Cards

On September 12, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a bulletin reminding employers that they cannot require their employees to receive wages on a payroll card. The bulletin also explains some of the...more

CFPB Director Cordray Addresses Overdraft Fees

In prepared remarks given on June 11, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray summarized the CFPB’s preliminary report on the overdraft practices of banks and other financial institutions....more

CFPB Amends the Ability-to-Repay Rules Regarding Qualified Mortgages

On May 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized rules to facilitate access to credit by creating specific exemptions and modifications to the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay rule for small creditors, community...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Final Rule on International Remittance Transfers

On April 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule amending subpart B of Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and the official interpretation to the regulation. This...more

Steve Antonakes, Acting Deputy Director of the CFPB, Addresses Bankers

On April 17, Steve Antonakes, Acting Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), addressed the American Bankers Association meeting in Washington, D.C...more

CFPB Releases Public Complaint Database

On March 28, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) announced the release of a public database of federal consumer financial complaints with information on more than 90,000 individual complaints on financial...more

CFPB Finalizes ATM Disclosure Rule Changes

On March 21, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection finalized a rule implementing the ATM placard legislation that was signed into law last December. In December 2012, Congress passed and the President signed legislation...more

4/3/2013  /  ATMs , CFPB , Disclosure Requirements , EFTA , Fees

DC Court of Appeals Decision May Impact CFPB Powers and Authority

A recent decision by a three-judge appellate panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) may hold the key to whether, and to what extent, actions taken by Richard Cordray as the Director...more

CFPB Delays Remittance Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced on January 22 that it is issuing a final rule to delay the February 7, 2013, effective date of final rules published by the Bureau on February 7, 2012, and August...more

2/7/2013  /  CFPB , EFTA , Remittance Transfer Rule

Agencies Issue Final Rule on Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

On January 18, six federal financial regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance...more

CFPB Proposes Revisions to Remittance Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) on December 21 issued proposed revisions to a rule that creates certain protections for consumers who transfer money internationally. The proposed revisions, according...more

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