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CFPB and federal banking regulators increase focus on cybersecurity

As part of their increased focus on cybersecurity, the CFPB and federal banking are taking steps to raise financial institutions’ awareness about the need for preparedness. On June 24, 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions...more

Digital Commerce & Payments Update

In this Issue: - Insights & Trends ..The Future of Regulation in the Digital Economy - Virtual Currency ..GAO Urges CFPB Participation In Virtual Currency Working Groups ..Trade Group White Paper...more

FFIEC Establishes Cybersecurity Web Page and Announces Commencement of Cybersecurity Assessment Program of Community Banks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”) announced that it had established a web page on cybersecurity (the “Web Page”), which is designed to serve as a central repository for current and future...more

It May Be Time To Update That Social Media Policy: FFIEC Releases Social Media Guidance

On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released final supervisory guidance entitled "Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance" (the Guidance). ...more

FFIEC Issues Joint Statements on DDoS Cyber-Attacks and Cyber-Attacks on ATM and Card Authorization Systems

On April 2, 2014 the members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) issued two joint statements: the first joint statement regards distributed denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks, and the second...more

Financial Services Law -- Jan 17, 2014

Community Banks and the Volcker Rule: What’s Next? - For now, banks that have investments in CDO securities that are issued by funds that are invested in trust preferred securities (TruPS CDOs) have dodged a bullet. On...more

FFIEC Issues Social Media Guidance: Social Media Channels Present Privacy Compliance Challenges

If you are using social media to attract and interact with customers, you should review the recent supervisory guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The guidance, titled “Social Media:...more

Banking Regulators Finalize Social Media Guidance

On December 11, the FFIEC, on behalf of the CFPB, the FDIC, the OCC, the Federal Reserve Board, the NCUA, and the State Liaison Committee, released final guidance on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance...more

FFIEC Social Media Guidance Addresses "Reputational Risks" from Social Media

Financial Institutions Should Develop Policies and Practices to Address and Monitor Reputational and Operational Risks - On December 10, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued its...more

Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance

On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released final guidance (“Guidance”) on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to...more

CFPB HMDA Data Tool Launches With Banking Regulators’ Release Of 2012 HMDA Data

On September 18, the CFPB launched a new web-based tool for use in analyzing HMDA data. The CFPB explains that its new HMDA tool focuses on the number of mortgage applications and originations, in addition to loan purposes...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 7, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - April 5, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PAYMENTS - Excerpt from Payments: CFPB...more

CFPB to Focus on Use of Social Media

Originally published in Venable's All About Advertising Law Blog. Social media use will soon be scrutinized as part of exams of providers of consumer financial products and services by federal and state regulators. On...more

CFPB Announces Plan For Mortgage Rule Implementation

On February 13, the CFPB announced a plan to implement its recently adopted mortgage rules, which go into effect in January 2014....more

Mortgage Banking Update - Febuary 06, 2013

In This Issue: - Settlement of Michigan Lending Discrimination Lawsuit Underscores Regulatory Focus on Equal Access to Credit - Industry Employers Should Prepare Now for Health Care Reform - Title...more

Federal Regulators Propose Guidance For Social Media Use

On January 22, the FFIEC proposed guidance on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media by federally supervised financial institutions, as...more

FFIEC Proposes Supervisory Guidance for Financial Institutions Using Social Media

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”) has proposed supervisory guidance addressing the applicability of federal consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities...more

Proposed FFIEC Guidance on Financial Institution Social Media Use

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released for comment on January 17 its proposed Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance. There is a 60-day comment period. The purpose of the...more

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