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Marijuana, Banking, and the “10-Foot Pole”

On February 14, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued guidance aimed at clarifying Bank Secrecy Act expectations for financial institutions interested in providing services to marijuana-related...more

4/29/2014 - Bank Secrecy Act DOJ FinCEN Marijuana Medical Marijuana

FFIEC Finalizes and Clarifies Its Social Media Policy

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released its final supervisory guidance on social media use. In January 2013, we wrote about the FFIEC’s proposed guidance in connection with the...more

1/24/2014 - FFIEC Social Media Social Media Policy

Mt. Holly Settled: Disparate Impact Questions Linger

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other agencies that apply disparate impact tests under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) appear to have dodged another bullet. The background, recent events, and...more

11/25/2013 - CFPB Disparate Impact ECOA FHA Mount Holly v Mt. Holly Citizens in Action

FDIC Clarifies its Supervisory Approach to Payment Processor Relationships

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently released a letter clarifying its policy and supervisory approach for financial institutions that provide services to payment processors who, in turn, provide services...more

10/22/2013 - Banks FDIC FinCEN Payment Processors

50 State Survey of Gift Card Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently released a chart that provides an overview of state gift card statutory requirements in all US states and territories as of mid-March 2013....more

5/20/2013 - Gift-Cards Surveys

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Examines Security of Mobile Payment Technologies

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released a paper that examines how mobile payment technologies, chiefly NFC and cloud based technologies, address security of mobile payments at the point of sale....more

12/12/2012 - Data Protection Federal Reserve Mobile Payments

EPC White Paper on Mobile Payments

The European Payments Council, a decision making body of the European banking industry, released a mobile payments white paper in October 2012. The white paper presents an overview on mobile payments for Single Euro Payments...more

11/30/2012 - Mobile Payments

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