The European Free Trade Association is an intergovernmental organization established in 1960 to facilitate and promote free trade among its member states and as a counterbalance to the more politically-driven... more +
The European Free Trade Association is an intergovernmental organization established in 1960 to facilitate and promote free trade among its member states and as a counterbalance to the more politically-driven European Economic Community (EEC). The current member states of the EFTA are Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.
On April 19, the CFPB issued a final preemption determination regarding whether the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) and Regulation E preempt certain unclaimed gift card laws in Maine and Tennessee. The EFTA, as...more
In its first preemption determination, on April 19, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ruled that Tennessee's unclaimed property statute provisions applicable to gift cards are preempted by federal law. The...more
On April 19, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced it was making a determination to preempt a provision of Tennessee unclaimed property law that it deemed inconsistent with the federal Electronic...more
In late March, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued final rules amending Regulation E, 12 C.F.R. § 1005.16, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1693 et seq. ("EFTA"), and...more
On March 21, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection finalized a rule implementing the ATM placard legislation that was signed into law last December. In December 2012, Congress passed and the President signed legislation...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced on January 22 that it is issuing a final rule to delay the February 7, 2013, effective date of final rules published by the Bureau on February 7, 2012, and August...more
The CFPB has issued its semiannual regulatory agenda which identifies seven regulatory matters that the CFPB “reasonably anticipates” having under consideration during the period from October 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013....more
On December 21, 2012, the CFPB issue a proposed amendment to subpart B of Regulation E under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act regarding remittance transfers....more
On December 20, President Obama signed two bills impacting bank supervision and compliance. These bills were sent to the President after the Senate approved both measures on December 11. The first, H.R.4014, amends the...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has released procedures it will use in examining student lenders. The Student Lending Examination Procedures, available here, set forth the CFPB’s examination objectives and...more
On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed into law (1) the bill amending the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (H.R. 4367) to eliminate the ATM fee sticker requirement, and (2) the bill amending the Federal Deposit Insurance...more
Earlier this week, we wrote about Charvat v. First National Bank of Wahoo, a case pending before the Eighth Circuit that raises the question whether a plaintiff has Article III standing to sue for an alleged statutory...more
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