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European Commission's Antitrust Concerns Lead to Syndicated Loans Market Study

by Jones Day on

In April 2017, the European Commission ("Commission") published a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules. The successful candidate will...more

State-chartered fintech banking and financial services: What solutions will states pursue?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

State-chartered banks and non-banks alike face a challenging 50-state regulatory regime when offering interstate internet banking and financial services, which puts them at a competitive disadvantage when compared to national...more

Recent Developments in Bank Resolution – Can Bridge Banks be Resolved?

by White & Case LLP on

The international bank resolution framework agreed at the level of the Financial Stability Board ("FSB") and the G 20 is focused on solving the "too big to fail" conundrum. A central objective is that bank resolution regimes...more

The CFPB's Small Business Lending Initiative [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

On today's episode hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss Jonathan's visit to Washington, D.C. with a delegation of bankers earlier this week. They also take a close look at the CFPB's small business lending...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In this Issue. The House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act that would make significant changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Coach is looking to appeal to a younger generation (hint, big sales running nearly all the time would help), and it’s decided that buying is the way to go, announcing yesterday that it’s snapping up Kate Spade for $2.4...more

ESOPs: A Path to Bank Independence [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

Hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined on today's episode by Bryan Cave partner Steve Schaffer to discuss the advantages to banks considering implementing an ESOP. Steve describes how ESOPs can not only be used...more

Do Banks Still Need Holding Companies? [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

Today's episode takes a look at the recently-announced move by Bank of the Ozarks to dissolve their bank holding company. Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler delve into the pros and cons for other banks considering a similar...more

Thoughts on Payments Systems for Banks [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler are joined by Stan Koppel, an attorney from Bryan Cave's San Francisco office, to discuss payments systems employed by banks around the country. Stan shares his background and touches on...more

The Financial CHOICE Act [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

In this episode hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss highlights and key takeaways from their analysis of the CHOICE Act, as well as recent news in the industry and the newly-released jobs report....more

Governor Signs Into Law Amendments to Washington’s Uniform Money Services Act

by Perkins Coie on

On April 18 the governor of Washington signed into law amendments proposed by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) in December of last year, to the state’s Uniform Money Services Act, including...more

New York stiffens data protection regs

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

New York has once again positioned itself as a leader among states by recently implementing one of the most detailed and stringent data security regulations to date. It should come as no surprise that New York is a prime...more

Reimagining Your Board's Function [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

A recent jury verdict against bank directors is causing banks to revisit the functions of their boards and committees. In this episode, Ken Achenbach joins Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler to discuss how a bank's board...more

Congress Introduces Bill to Clarify HVCRE Loans

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Eric D. Lemont wrote the article, "Congress Introduces Bill to Clarify HVCRE Loans," which discusses proposed amendments to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Specifically, Mr. Lemont describes how the proposed legislation...more

Outlook: 2017 Bank M&A [Audio]

by Bryan Cave on

In the first episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss the outlook for bank merger and acquisition activity. Jonathan and Rob cover the key variables that could make 2017 an interesting year in...more

New Rules Regarding Paying Employees by Debit Cards TO TAKE EFFECT MAY 4, 2017

by Fisher Phillips on

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law (Act 161) in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions...more

Conflicts of Laws, Deficiency Actions, and Statutes of Limitations – Oh My!

by Snell & Wilmer on

What law governs a deficiency action if the choice-of-law provisions in the note and deed of trust conflict? The Arizona Court of Appeals answered that very question in ZB, N.A. v. Hoeller, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0071 (Ct. App. April...more

House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 26, 2017, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing entitled "A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs." The purpose...more

New York Department of Financial Services Provides Guidance on Cybersecurity Regulation; Colorado Financial Regulator Proposes...

In April 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) released guidance on interpreting 23 NYCRR Part 500, its recently promulgated regulation that requires banks, insurance companies and other financial...more

Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions. ...more

Drastic Increase in Number of Bank Lawsuits at London’s High Court

by Sedgwick LLP on

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, big banks were named as defendants in 157 High Court lawsuits in the 12 months preceding September 2016, causing the number of lawsuits the world’s largest banks were...more

11th Circuit Clarifies FDCPA/FCCPA Issues Re Periodic Mortgage Statements After Bankruptcy

by Burr & Forman on

In Helman v. Bank of America, 15-13672, 2017 WL 1350728 (11th Cir. April 12, 2017) the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal clarified important issues regarding the use of periodic mortgage statements after a bankruptcy...more

Banks’ Boards of Directors Face New Cybersecurity Challenges

by BakerHostetler on

Banks’ boards of directors must, among other things, understand the risks associated with existing and planned IT operations, monitor risk management, and work with senior bank managers on strategic technology planning. See...more

Bank of America Must Pay $46 Million for Improper Foreclosure

Brian Davidoff was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article on March 28, 2017, discussing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher M. Klein’s ruling in Sundquist v. Bank of America NA which awarded Erik and Renee Sundquist...more

OCC Publishes New “Retail Lending” Booklet

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency published a “Retail Lending” booklet, a new addition to the Safety and Soundness Asset Quality category of the Comptroller’s Handbook, which discusses the risks...more

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