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Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599, United States
Phone: 215.665.8500
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400+ Attorneys

CFPB final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule published in Federal Register

The CFPB’s final payday loan rule was published in today’s Federal Register. Lenders covered by the rule include nonbank entities as well as banks and credit unions. In addition to payday loans, the rule covers auto title…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

President Trump to appoint Mick Mulvaney CFPB Acting Director

According to media reports, President Trump is expected to name Mick Mulvaney, the current Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to serve as CFPB Acting Director upon Director Cordray’s resignation.  The President’s…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Otting confirmed as Comptroller of the Currency

By a vote of 54-43, Joseph Otting has been confirmed by the Senate as Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Otting is a former president and CEO of California-based OneWest Bank, where he worked with Steven Mnuchin, who now serves as…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

CFPB opposes petition for certiorari filed by tribal lenders in Ninth Circuit case

The CFPB has filed a brief opposing the petition for certiorari filed by two tribally-affiliated lenders seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in CFPB v. Great Plains Lending, LLC, et al. In that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Indigenous Peoples

Director Cordray announces resignation plans to CFPB staff

According to widespread media reports, Director Cordray informed CFPB staff members today that he expects to resign as CFPB Director by the end of this month…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

OCC establishes framework for evaluating applications from banks with less than satisfactory CRA rating

In a new Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) issuance (PPM 6300-2), the OCC establishes its framework for evaluating certain types of licensing applications when the applicant bank has an overall Community Reinvestment Act…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Six State Agencies Using NMLS MSB Call Report

Starting in Q1 2018, the following state agencies will start using the NMLS MSB Call Report: ?Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, Iowa Division of Banking, New York Department of Financial Institutions, Ohio Department…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB Finally Acknowledges Arbitration Rule “Has No Force or Effect”

Two weeks after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 111, the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate disapproving the CFPB arbitration rule, the CFPB has formally acknowledged Congress’ override of the rule under the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

IRS Prepares to Enforce ACA Employer Mandate

The IRS has announced its intent to begin enforcing the employer-shared responsibility provisions (otherwise known as the employer mandate or pay-or-play provisions) of the Affordable Care Act for the 2015 calendar year…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

CFPB issues fifth Financial Literacy Annual Report

The CFPB has issued its fifth Financial Literacy Annual Report to Congress. The report describes the CFPB’s ongoing financial literacy work, “with an emphasis on work during October 2016 through September 2017.”…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Federal Tax Reform: Senate Proposal Repeals Advance Refundings but Keeps Private Activity Bonds

The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a section-by-section description of its tax reform package on November 9, 2017, including municipal bond provisions that reject efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee to terminate the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

OFAC Increases Clarity Regarding Financial Transactions with Cuba

On November 9, 2017, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515 (the “CACR”), with the stated intent of channeling economic…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Military Law, Transportation

CFPB sues nation’s largest debt-settlement services provider

The CFPB has filed a lawsuit in a California federal district court against Freedom Debt Relief (FDR) and its CEO for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). …more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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