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Expanded Beneficial Ownership Reporting and AML Duties Under the Corporate Transparency Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Second of a Two-Part Blog: Anti-Money Laundering Programs Coming to the Legal Profession? Earlier this week, we began our discussion of the proposed Corporate Transparency Act of 2017 (the “Act”), and observed that, if...more

CFPB finalizes alignment of Regulation B and Regulation C requirements regarding collection of consumer ethnicity and race...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On September 21, the CFPB finalized its proposal to amend Regulation B requirements related to the collection of consumer ethnicity and race information, in order to resolve the differences between Regulation B and revised...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: ECB holds sway in new banking order

by White & Case LLP on

A German lender tried and failed to remove itself from the clutches of ECB supervision – what does this mean for the wider banking sector? In May 2017 a small German state-owned bank lost its fight to escape the clutches...more

Client Alert: FTC Gives Guidance in Slaying the Data Breach Dragon

The FTC has recently provided specific guidance on what it considers appropriate data breach protection activity by financial institutions. Such guidance came by virtue of a proposed consent order, dated August 29, 2017,...more

OCC's High-LTV Bulletin Is a Win for Banks and Consumers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Since the financial crisis, it has been difficult for consumers and developers to obtain mortgages to buy and build in the areas most hurt by the recession. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has...more

FinCEN Warns U.S. Financial Institutions Of Venezuelan Money Laundering Threat

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to alert financial institutions of widespread public corruption in Venezuela and the methods Venezuelan senior political figures...more

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

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