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Director Cordray and Comptroller Curry speak at LendIt USA conference

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier this week, we attended the LendIt USA conference in New York City, a leading annual fintech conference, at which CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry both spoke....more

Innovation versus consumer protection: emerging battle lines

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The announcement by the Office of Comptroller of Currency that it will allow financial technology (fintech) companies to apply for national bank charters as way of fostering “responsible innovation” has already drawn fire...more

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Project Catalyst Report Highlighting Consumer Innovation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report highlighting market innovations with the potential for consumer benefits as part of its Project Catalyst, a collaborative effort for the CFPB to research and...more

CFPB to hold Nov. 17 field hearing on consumer access to financial records

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On November 17, 2016, the CFPB will hold a field hearing on consumer access to financial records in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director Richard Cordray is scheduled to speak at the hearing. The field hearing would appear to...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2016 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Another Cybersecurity Proposal. On the heels of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issuing its proposed regulation that would require banks and insurance companies to institute...more

CFPB Makes FinTech Headlines

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB” or “Bureau”) made headlines in FinTech on October 24, 2016. First, the Bureau released its first-ever Project Catalyst report on promoting consumer-friendly innovation...more

Cordray remarks/CFPB report on financial innovation and Project Catalyst include warning on limiting consumer access to financial...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a new report, the CFPB discusses its approach to FinTech and financial innovation, its Project Catalyst initiative, and marketplace developments the CFPB views as potentially beneficial for consumers. The report, entitled...more

CFPB announces pilot to promote consumer savings

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As part of its Project Catalyst, the CFPB’s initiative for facilitating innovation in consumer-friendly financial products and services, the CFPB has announced a new research pilot using insights from behavioral economics and...more

CFPB announces new Project Catalyst project

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has announced a new project as part of its Project Catalyst initiative, which the CFPB describes as ”designed to encourage consumer-friendly developments in markets for consumer financial products and services.” The...more

Financial Services Report -- Winter 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report. Excerpt from the Bureau Report: World’s Most...more

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