Jeremy Mandell

Jeremy Mandell

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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CFPB Lays Out Consumer Protection Principles for New Payment Systems

Earlier today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a series of consumer protection principles for the development of new payment systems (“Principles”). The CFPB’s stated purpose in releasing the...more

7/10/2015 - CFPB Data Protection Federal Reserve Fraud Payment Systems Transaction Costs Transparency

Agencies Publish Diversity Standards for Financial Institutions

On June 10, 2015, six federal financial agencies (collectively, “Agencies”) jointly published a final Interagency Policy Statement, as required by Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, outlining standards for assessing the...more

6/15/2015 - Diversity Dodd-Frank Financial Institutions

The NYDFS Finalizes its BitLicense Proposal

On June 3, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued a final rule regarding its “BitLicense” regulatory regime (“Final Rule”). The Final Rule follows an initial proposal from July 2014 and a revised...more

6/12/2015 - Bitcoin BitLicense Department of Financial Services Licensing Rules Reporting Requirements Virtual Currency

Financial Services Report, Summer 2015

In This Issue: - Arbitration Report - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile & Emerging Payments Report - Mortgage & Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report -...more

6/9/2015 - Arbitration Agreements CashCall CFPB Consumer Bankruptcy Consumer Financial Products Creditors Debt Collection Debtor-Creditor Fair Lending Federal Arbitration Act Mobile Payments Mortgages TCPA

“Firsts” for the World of Virtual Currencies

There have been two recent virtual currency-related actions worthy of note: (1) the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced its first civil enforcement action against a virtual currency exchanger, and (2)...more

5/28/2015 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoin BitLicense FinCEN Money Services Business NYDFS Virtual Currency

CFPB Finalizes Rule Suspending Quarterly Submission of Credit Card Agreements

On April 15, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a final rule (“Final Rule”) that suspends for one year the requirement under the Truth in Lending Act and implemented by Regulation Z that credit...more

4/21/2015 - Banking Sector CFPB Consumer Lenders Credit Card Agreements Final Rules Regulation Z TILA

The CFPB Outlines an Approach to So-Called “Debt Trap” Products

At a field hearing in Richmond, Virginia on March 26, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlined the proposal it is considering to regulate payday lending. The proposal would cover short- and long-term payday...more

4/7/2015 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Consumer Financial Products Consumer Lenders Payday Loans Proposed Regulation Title Loans

CFPB Initiates Second CARD Act Review

On March 19, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a notice and request for information (“2015 RFI”) regarding the impact of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009...more

3/27/2015 - CARD Act CFPB Consumer Lenders Credit Cards Request For Information

Financial Services Report - Spring 2015

In This Issue: - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile & Emerging Payments Report - Mortgage & Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report - Privacy...more

3/10/2015 - Arbitration Banking Sector Consumer Financial Products FIRREA Mobile Banking Mortgages Payment Systems

CFPB Proposes Suspending Quarterly Credit Card Agreement Submission Requirements

On February 26, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would suspend for one year the requirement that credit card issuers submit their agreements to the CFPB...more

3/2/2015 - CARD Act CFPB Credit Cards Proposed Regulation Regulation Z TILA

State Virtual Currency Regulatory Developments

On February 4, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued for public comment a revised proposed rule to implement a “BitLicense” regulatory regime (the “2015 Proposal”). As discussed below, the 2015...more

2/11/2015 - Bitcoin BitLicense CSBS NYDFS Public Comment Regulatory Agenda Virtual Currency

Financial Services Report - Winter 2014

In This Issue: - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile & Emerging Payments Report - Mortgage & Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report - Privacy...more

12/19/2014 - Arbitration Banking Sector Banks Consumer Financial Products Dodd-Frank Fair Lending Federal Reserve Mobile Payments Mortgages Payment Systems Privacy Laws Regulation AA Structured Financial Products TCPA

Overview of the CFPB Prepaid Account Proposed Rule

On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a proposed rule to regulate prepaid accounts (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule follows the CFPB’s May 2012 advance notice of proposed...more

11/24/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFPB Prepaid Payment Products Proposed Regulation Regulation E Regulation Z Rulemaking Process TILA

Sweeping Prepaid Card Proposal Issued by CFPB

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued its long-awaited proposed rule to further regulate prepaid card products (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule was the topic of discussion at a field hearing...more

11/14/2014 - CFPB Prepaid Payment Products Proposed Regulation

FinCEN Rulings Designate Certain Virtual Currency Businesses as Money Transmitters

On October 27, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued two administrative rulings regarding virtual currency. The first administrative ruling concerns a proposed virtual currency trading and booking...more

10/30/2014 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoins Compliance FinCEN Money Transfer Money Transmitter Virtual Currency

Financial Services Report - Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile and Emerging Payments Report - Mortgage and Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report - Privacy...more

9/18/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFPB Data Breach Debt Collection Federal Reserve Lending Mortgages OCC Privacy Policy RESPA Robo-Signing TCPA Volcker Rule

New York DFS Proposes Sweeping Virtual Currency Licensing Scheme

Yesterday, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued a proposed rule for public comment setting forth a novel and comprehensive “BitLicense” regulatory scheme for entities engaged in “Virtual Currency...more

7/21/2014 - BitLicense Licenses Licensing Rules Proposed Regulation Public Comment Social Networks Virtual Currency

CFPB to Assume a Larger Role in Virtual Currency Initiatives

On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report, entitled “Virtual Currencies: Emerging Regulatory, Law Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Challenges.” The report, delivered earlier to...more

7/8/2014 - CFPB DHS DOJ GAO Information Reports IRS Law Enforcement Legislative Committees Popular Property Tax Virtual Currency

CFPB Further Delays Prepaid Proposed Rule

Industry anticipation continues to grow as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that its general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid card proposal will now be issued by the end of the summer. Although this...more

6/30/2014 - CFPB Disclosure Legislative Agendas Prepaid Payment Products Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process

CFPB Issues a Request for Information Related to Mobile Financial Services

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a request for information (“RFI”) concerning the use of mobile financial services, specifically among unbanked and underbanked consumers. The RFI was...more

6/13/2014 - CFPB Data Protection Mobile Apps Mobile Banking Request For Information

Financial Services Report, Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile Payments - Mortgage and Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report - Privacy Report - Arbitration Report - TCPA...more

6/9/2014 - Banks Cybersecurity Data Protection Encryption Fair Lending FDIC FFIEC Financial Regulatory Reform Heartbleed Mobile Payments Mortgages OCC OIG Popular RESPA SCRA TCPA TILA Volcker Rule

The Fed’s Report on Mobile Financial Services: Slow Growth in Mobile Payments

Earlier this year, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”) released a report on its third annual Survey of Consumers’ Use of Mobile Financial Services (the “2013 Survey”). The 2013 Survey are part of...more

5/27/2014 - Mobile Apps Mobile Banking Mobile Devices

Compliance Overseers Under Financial Regulatory Fire

In the wake of the financial crisis, federal and state regulators are increasingly taking action against individuals for alleged compliance lapses inside financial services companies, and recent reports indicate that...more

5/14/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Enforcement Actions Financial Regulatory Reform Personal Liability

Financial Regulatory Enforcers Expanding Claims Against Individuals

In the wake of the financial crisis, federal and state regulators are increasingly taking action against individuals for alleged compliance lapses inside financial services companies, and recent reports indicate that...more

5/1/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions Officers Personal Liability

FinCEN Issues Additional Clarifications Regarding Bitcoin and other Convertible Virtual Currency Activities

On January 30, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued two administrative rulings that address the application of Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) regulations to convertible virtual currency-related...more

2/7/2014 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoins FinCEN Money Services Business Regulation X U.S. Treasury Virtual Currency

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