Nancy R. Thomas

Nancy R. Thomas

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Financial Services Report, Winter 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE - Hope you survived all of those awkward Thanksgiving holiday conversations— amazing how divided people are on whether the court got it right in the PHH case, isn’t it? So on we go into the holiday season,...more

12/7/2016 - Arbitration Article III Blockchain CalOPPA CFPB Consent Order Consumer Lenders Credit Card Surcharges Cybersecurity Data Breach Distributed Denial of Service ECOA FDCPA Federal Reserve FinTech FTC HMDA HUD LGBT Military Lending Act NYDFS OCC OIG Prepaid Payment Products Risk Management SCRA Spokeo v Robins Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Financial Services Report, Fall 2016

Editor’s Note - So much for summer! The weather is cooling, the kids are back to school, and we better not see you wearing white so long after Labor Day! For those of you having a little trouble getting back in the...more

9/21/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Arbitration CFPB Civil Monetary Penalty Debt Collection Digital Currency EU EU-US Privacy Shield Fair Lending FDIC FinCEN Foreclosure FTC Homeowner Bill of Rights Mortgage Lenders Municipalities OCC Online Banking SEC Standing Tax Revenues TCPA Telemarketing Volcker Rule

The Time Has Come: The CFPB Issues its Proposed Arbitration Rule

As widely anticipated, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments on proposed regulations that would: 1) bar class action waivers; and 2) impose reporting...more

5/12/2016 - CFPB Class Action Arbitration Waivers Consumer Financial Contracts Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NPRM Richard Cordray

Financial Services Report, Spring 2016

Why another law firm newsletter? Over ten years ago, Will Stern answered that question in the first Editor’s Note of the first Financial Services Report. Some things have changed since then—we no longer print and mail paper...more

3/9/2016 - Arbitration CFPB Credit Cards Customer Lists Cybersecurity Debt Collection DOJ EU-US Privacy Shield Fair Lending FCRA FDIC Federal Reserve FTC HMDA Mortgages OCC Payday Loans Preemption SEC TCPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

The CFPB & UDAAP: A "Know It When You See It" Standard? 2015 Year-End Update

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) exercise of its sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) continues to command the attention of financial institutions and...more

2/10/2016 - Automotive Loans CFPB Consent Order Credit Reports Debt Collection Deposit Accounts Enforcement Actions Lead Generators Mortgages Student Loans UDAAP

Financial Services Report, Winter 2015

BELTWAY - Finally Faster than Amazon Prime - The Federal Reserve Board recently announced that banks and other financial institutions that use its payments system will have to be able to process same-day...more

12/8/2015 - Arbitration Automotive Loans CFPB Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Federal Reserve FTC HMDA Preemption Redlining SEC Student Loans TCPA UDAAP Virtual Currency

CFPB Announces Intent to Commence Arbitration Rulemaking

On October 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is considering two rulemaking proposals that would severely limit the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial service...more

10/21/2015 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion CFPB Class Action Arbitration Waivers Comment Period Dodd-Frank Federal Arbitration Act Financial Institutions Mandatory Arbitration Clauses OMB Preemption Proposed Regulation Public Interest Reporting Requirements SBREFA SCOTUS

No Surprise Here—CFPB Proposes to Significantly Curtail Arbitration Agreements

On October 7, 2015, the CFPB announced its proposals regarding arbitration agreements in consumer financial product contracts. In a move that has plaintiffs’ class action lawyers cheering, the CFPB proposes to require...more

10/7/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements CFPB Consumer Financial Products Notice and Comment Proposed Regulation SBREFA

The CFPB & UDAAP: A “Know It When You See It” Standard?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) exercise of its sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) continues to command the attention of financial institutions and...more

7/29/2015 - CFPB Enforcement Actions Financial Institutions Richard Cordray UDAAP

Lessons From CFPB’s Latest Debt Collection Settlement

On Wednesday, July 8, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its latest — and largest — settlement of claims of unfair and deceptive debt collection practices. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and 47...more

7/17/2015 - CFPB Consent Order Credit Cards Debt Collection Evidence Required Documentation Restitution Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Credit Card Issuer Debt Collection Consent Order: The CFPB’s Latest Rulemaking Through Enforcement Effort

On Wednesday, July 8, the CFPB announced its latest — and largest — settlement of claims of unfair and deceptive debt collection practices. The OCC and 47 State Attorneys General all were part of the overall settlement. The...more

7/14/2015 - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Attorney Generals CFPB Consent Order Credit Cards Debt Collection Debt Collectors Enforcement Injunctive Relief OCC Restitution UDAAP Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

If You Can’t Say Anything Nice . . .

You will feel right at home with the CFPB’s newly augmented web-based public-facing complaints database. In accordance with its Final Policy Statement issued on March 19, 2015, the CFPB began publishing consumer complaint...more

6/27/2015 - CFPB Consumer Complaint System Consumer Financial Products Data Protection Policy Statement Redaction

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

Second Time’s the Charm? Supreme Court Takes Up Landmark FCRA Case to Address Whether Congress Can Create Standing

Zombie or no-injury plaintiffs seeking to represent zombie or no-injury classes are on the rise. In these suits, plaintiff was not injured, and there’s no way to prove who, if anyone, in the class was. Thomas Robins is one of...more

4/29/2015 - Article III Class Action FCRA Federal Jurisdiction Imminent Harm Private Right of Action SCOTUS Spokeo v Robins Standing Statutory Damages

The Other Shoe Has Dropped: CFPB Releases Report on Arbitration

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its long awaited Report to Congress on arbitration agreements in consumer financial contracts. The Report’s conclusion, and Director Richard Cordray’s remarks,...more

4/13/2015 - Arbitration CFPB Consumer Financial Contracts Consumer Financial Products Wireless Industry

CFPB Releases Arbitration Study Report to Congress

On March 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its long-awaited, statutorily-mandated report to Congress on the use of pre-dispute arbitration provisions in consumer financial products. As we predicted...more

3/13/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements CFPB Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

The CFPB & UDAAP: A ‘Know It When You See It’ Standard?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) continued and expanded reliance on its sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) continues to command the attention of financial...more

3/12/2015 - Banking Sector CFPB Consumer Lenders Enforcement Statistics Financial Institutions Richard Cordray UDAAP

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

The CFPB & UDAAP: A “Know It When You See It” Standard?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) continued and expanded reliance on its sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) continues to command the attention of financial...more

1/22/2015 - Banking Sector CFPB Enforcement Actions Financial Institutions Richard Cordray UDAAP

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

Strike Two for Alleged L.O. Comp. Violations

Last week, the Bureau announced a $730,000 settlement with Franklin Loan Corporation (Franklin) based on alleged violations of the loan originator compensation rule in Regulation Z. That rule prohibits mortgage lenders from...more

11/19/2014 - CFPB Consent Order Enforcement Actions Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Loan Originators Regulation Z

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

The CFPB's Most Recent Consent Order: Defining "Abusive" Acts and Practices Through Enforcement

Last week, the CFPB announced a settlement with payday lender ACE Cash Express of an enforcement action for alleged unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices (UDAAP). The Consent Order reflects the CFPB’s continued focus on...more

7/16/2014 - CFPB Enforcement Enforcement Actions Payday Loans UDAAP

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