Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - May 31, 2013

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In this issue:

- SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change That Requires Reporting OTC Equity Transactions Within 10 Seconds

- NFA Issues Notice to Members Regarding Section 16 Financial Requirements for Cleared Swaps Customer Collateral

- SEC Order Against ISS

- Sixth Circuit Lowers Bar for Securities Claims and Creates Circuit Split

- Total Settles FCPA Bribery Claims for $398M

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

- ESMA Approves Co-Operation Agreements With 34 non-EEA Jurisdictions

- Excerpt from: 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 development lenders, and housing stabilization programs. The amendments also revised rules on how to calculate loan origination compensation for certain purposes.

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