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

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

Important Lessons for Mortgage Lenders in Delaware

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court of Delaware held that a mortgage holder must be entitled to enforce the underlying obligation that secures the mortgage in order to foreclose on the mortgage. As a result of the court’s...more

Information Exchange Under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard Begins Early in Select Countries

by Alston & Bird on

Modeled after the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – the U.S.’s information reporting regime for U.S. holders of foreign accounts – the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) approved the...more

Outsiders and Insiders Are Behind the Fintech Revolution

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

“When’s the last time you were in a bank? Do you want to go to a bank?” This question was posed by George Vukotich, co-founder of FinTank, a fintech-focused organization that serves Chicago’s technology and start-up...more

Newly Adopted Fed Rules Will Limit Buy-Side Remedies in a Financial Institution Failure

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) has adopted final rules1 that represent a significant shift in the terms of over-the-counter derivatives, repurchase and reverse repurchase transactions and...more

Compliance with Initial New York DFS Cybersecurity Rules Now Mandatory

As of August 28, 2017, insurance companies, banks, and other financial services companies regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) must comply with an initial wave of new cybersecurity requirements...more

The CFPB Settles Litigation And Enforcement Action With Lead Aggregator, Zero Parallel, And Its CEO

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On September 5, 2017, the CFPB entered into a consent order with Zero Parallel, LLC (“Zero Parallel”), an online lead aggregator based in Glendale, California. At the same time, it submitted a proposed order in the U.S....more

NY DFS Charges the NY Branch of Habib Bank and Habib Bank Limited for Compliance Failures

On August 24, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NY DFS“) issued a Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges to the New York Branch of Habib Bank Limited and Habib Bank Limited, the largest bank in...more

Business Litigation Report - August 2017

Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Statute-Specific Venue Rules - The Supreme Court upended nearly thirty years of practice when it ruled, in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC U.S. , 137 S.Ct. 1514...more

More Companies Must Comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, But Don’t Know It. Are You One of Them?

by Dickinson Wright on

When the topic of data privacy and cyber security comes up, most people automatically think of data breaches, especially given the high-profile nature of so many of them. Breaches and hacks are certainly an issue about which...more

Federal Reserve Publishes Updates on Payment System Improvement Efforts

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve issued a paper entitled “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System: Federal Reserve Next Steps in the Payments Improvement Journey”. The paper is intended to provide payment...more

New York’s Cybersecurity Regulations For Financial Institutions Take Effect

by King & Spalding on

On August 28, 2017, regulations first announced by the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) in September 2016 took effect, marking the start of the first compliance period for covered financial institutions...more

Blockchain for Business

by Jones Day on

As the interest in blockchain technology grows, companies will be confronted with numerous decisions, challenges, and legal issues pertaining to its adoption. Relevant matters include the overall design and control of...more

WORD OF THE DAY® – Clean-Up Call

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Partner Alexander Lentz explains the term Clean-Up Call from the Book of Jargon® – European Capital Markets and Bank Finance. The Book of Jargon® – European Capital Markets and Bank Finance is one of a series of practice...more

Congressional hearing regarding proposed financial regulation scheduled for September 7

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Congress is back in session and this Thursday, September 7, the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit will hold a one-panel hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal...more

FDIC Provides Some Statistics on Violations Found During BSA/AML Exams: One Percent of Exams Lead to Formal Enforcement Actions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its Summer 2017 issue of Supervisory Insights, published last week, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) provides some insight into its examination process and outcomes for Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”)/Anti-Money...more

The Sanity of Bank Directors

by Bryan Cave on

On today's podcast, hosts Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss the kickoff to the college football season and delve further into Jonathan's article on BankBryanCave.com this week responding to a WSJ Op-Ed by fellow...more

Dealing with an Unsolicited Offer - The Bank Account

by Bryan Cave on

On today's episode Jonathan Hightower and Rob Klingler discuss how to handle unsolicited offers for your bank....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 25 August 2017 - 31 August 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

FMLC publishes letter sent to the MoJ on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 - On 31 August, the FMLC published a letter to the MoJ following their email (dated 14 July) seeking comments on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017. The...more

FTC Settles GLBA Enforcement Action Against TaxSlayer Stemming From 2015 Data Breach

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week announced a consent order with TaxSlayer, LLC, an online tax preparation services provider, to settle claims that the company violated the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Safeguards...more

Banking Agencies Address Disaster Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Several federal agencies have issued reminders and requirements related to banking and credit services for borrowers affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We previously reported on mortgage-related guidance issued by Fannie Mae,...more

Bitcoin and Blockchain: Certain U.S. Regulatory Considerations for Investment Managers

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Bitcoin is the first blockchain or distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) to successfully solve a problem succinctly described by Marc Andreessen: “Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer...more

Professional secrecy and outsourcing arrangements – Final text to be adopted soon?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Since our last e-alert on the bill of law n°7024 (the Bill of Law 7024), aimed, among others, at amending article 41 of the Luxembourg act of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector, as amended (the Banking Act 1993), which...more

New York DFS Cyber Rules Go Live: Here’s Your Roadmap

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

August 28, 2017 marks the end of the initial 180-day grace period for compliance under the New York Department of Financial Services’ “first-in-the-nation” cybersecurity regulations (the “Rules”). The initial regulations...more

CFPB releases summary of TRID Rule amendments

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In July, the CFPB finalized amendments to the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.   Published in the Federal Register earlier this month, the amendments will become effective on October 10, 2017, with a mandatory...more

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