Ballard Spahr LLP

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1735 Market Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599, United States
Phone: 215.665.8500
Fax: 215.864.8999
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400+ Attorneys

Court denies restitution sought by CFPB in lawsuit against biweekly mortgage payment companies

In another recent defeat for the CFPB, a California federal district court refused to award restitution sought by the CFPB in its lawsuit filed in May 2015 against two related companies offering a biweekly mortgage payment…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Corporate Transparency Act: A Proposal to Expand Beneficial Ownership Reporting for Legal Entities, Corporate Formation Agents and – Potentially – Attorneys

In late June, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Peter King of New York introduced The Corporate Transparency Act of 2017 (the “Act”). In August, Senators Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio introduced companion legislation in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FinCEN Issues Latest Advisory on FATF-Identified Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies

On September 15th, FinCEN issued its latest “Advisory on FATF-Identified Jurisdictions with AML/CTF Deficiencies.” The FATF, or the Financial Action Task Force, is a 37-member intergovernmental body, including the United…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

CFPB Provides Some Clarity on Alternative-Data Models Through No-Action Letter

On September 14, 2017, the CFPB issued a no-action letter – the first one ever issued by the agency – to a marketplace lender, stating that the agency had no present intention to take enforcement or supervisory action against…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Additional guidance from HUD/Freddie/Fannie/Ginnie/VA on mortgage-related disaster relief for hurricane victims

In addition to the guidance regarding Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, the housing agencies and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) recently addressed the mortgage-related relief available to victims of both Hurricane…more
 /  Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Protection of servicemembers, Equifax data breach provide mistaken justifications for CFPB arbitration rule

In a mistaken attempt to justify the CFPB’s arbitration rule, supporters are pointing to the need to protect the rights of military servicemembers and the recent Equifax data breach. On September 20, Democratic Senator Jack…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Military Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

TCF National Bank obtains dismissal of CFPB’s Regulation E claims in overdraft services lawsuit

This past January, the CFPB filed a lawsuit against TCF National Bank in Minnesota federal district court that alleged that the bank, in connection with offering overdraft services, violated the Consumer Financial Protection…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Unusual procedural development in CFPB/NY AG lawsuit against RD Legal Funding

In an unusual procedural move last week in the RD Legal Funding case about which we have previously blogged, SDNY Judge Loretta Preska (the judge presiding over the CFPB’s lawsuit against RD Legal Funding) has referred to EDPA…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Professor Sovern Disagrees with Senator Warren and Concedes that Consumers Do Well in Arbitration But Raises Another Red Herring

Professor Jeff Sovern has responded to our recent blog, “Senator Warren’s Numbers Don’t Add Up,” with a blog of his own. He does not contest the main point of our blog, which was that Senator Warren’s claim that consumers don’t…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Iowa Transitions Division of Banking Licenses to NMLS

On October 1, 2017, the Iowa Division of Banking will require the following licensees to submit a license transition request via NMLS..…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

HUD Reminds Us of RAD HAP Effective Date Flexibility

As we head into the fourth quarter, HUD sent out an e-mail reminder Friday afternoon about flexibility when establishing Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract effective dates in Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Real Estate - Residential

Senator Warren’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

In a press release issued earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren argued that the CFPB’s arbitration rule should not be repealed under the Congressional Review Act because consumers recovered “in only 9 percent of the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Director Cordray Invites Secretary DeVos to Resurrect CFPB-ED Cooperation

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray has responded to the letter from the Department of Education (ED) terminating the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the agencies…more
 /  Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

Arkansas Requiring Amended Surety Bonds

Prior to the approval of their renewal request for the 2018 calendar year, Arkansas licensed mortgage companies and money transmitters must reissue their surety bonds to reflect the amended bond requirements adopted in March…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB Releases Summer 2017 Supervisory Highlights

Earlier this week the CFPB released its Summer 2017 Supervisory Highlights, which covers supervisory activities generally completed between January through June of 2017. The report touts the $14 million total restitution…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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