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Prepaid Payment Products Regulations Coming into Force

Today (May 1, 2014), the Prepaid Payment Products Regulations (the “Regulations”) will come into force. The Regulations cover prepaid cards and other prepaid payment products (“Products”) issued by federally regulated...more

5/1/2014 - American Express Banks Disclosure Requirements MasterCard New Regulations Prepaid Payment Products Visa Inc

Global Systemically Important Banks – Public Disclosure Requirements

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has issued an Advisory, “Global systemically important banks – Public disclosure requirements”, which clarifies the implementation in Canada of the...more

4/17/2014 - Banks Canada Foreign Banks Global Economy

The Speech from the Throne and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Last week the Government of Canada (“GC”) made two major announcements. The first was the Speech from the Throne (the “Speech”) which took place on October 16, 2013. The Speech, which outlined the GC legislative plan for the...more

10/23/2013 - Banks Canada CETA Economic Development EU Trade Policy

Government Announces New Complaints Regulations for Bank Customers, Oversight by Federal Consumer Agency of Canada

On April 10, 2013, the Canadian federal government announced the final publication of new regulations that will govern the system for resolving complaints regarding products or services provided by banks and authorized...more

4/15/2013 - Banks Canada Consumer Complaint System Foreign Banks Public Disclosure

Canada’s Largest Six Banks Designated as Systemically Important by OSFI

In conjunction with A framework for dealing with domestic systemically important banks issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) has...more

3/29/2013 - Banks Basel Committee Canada OSFI

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