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US District Court Dismisses Challenge to US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FinTech Charter

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors challenging the OCC’s authority...more

Our recent Thought Leadership

by Dentons on

The following represents a carefully curated selection of our recent Thought Leadership contributions: ECB-SSM’s supervisory “Guides” - The ECB-SSM’s release of its final supervisory “Guides”, which read like rulebooks,...more

Crypto Copycats Beware: Fair Use Of Financial Technology In Wake Of Oracle v. Google

by Locke Lord LLP on

FinTech companies beware: your use of code that was originally developed via open-source methods may not be shielded from future copyright infringement claims by the fair use doctrine. Recently, in Oracle America, Inc. v....more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC, Broker/Dealer and UK/EU/Brexit Developments

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Guidance Expanding Exclusions for Non-GAAP Information - The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued two new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DI),...more

The platform to digital transformation in financial trading

Digital transformation is a complex task for trading firms who want innovation to flourish while still managing costs. How are platform-centric services meeting this challenge with a dynamic approach to business processes?...more

Israeli Cyber Security Deals Double from Q4/2017 in $1.52 Billion First Quarter for High-Tech Companies

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Key facts: - $1.52 billion was raised in 181 deals—an increase in the number of deals and the total sum - A rounds captured a third of the total amount raised - Capital raising by companies in R&D stage leapt 60%,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Meet ZTE (well, meet them again.  We’ve discussed them before), the massive Chinese electronics maker banned last month by the White House from using US-made components that could well be the “first casualty of the high-tech...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Despite a Legal Setback - States Continue to Move Forward in Fintech Innovation

by Clark Hill PLC on

For more than two years, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) has studied the regulatory impacts of innovations in financial technology. In March, 2016 it published a white paper regarding innovation in the...more

Global Regulatory Update for Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The rapid proliferation of technological advancements in global financial markets has caused regulators in several countries to increase their scrutiny of investments in, and implications of, cryptocurrencies. • This...more

Payments and Lending: Trends to convergence in FinTech

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

An under-developed logistics infrastructure, a reliance on cash-on-delivery and foreign ownership and other regulatory restrictions have historically limited international expansion into the Indonesian eCommerce and FinTech...more

Federal Court Dismisses Second Lawsuit Challenging OCC Special Purpose National Bank Charter Proposal for Fintech Companies

On April 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) in April 2017 challenging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2018 #5

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: FinTech Venture Funding Continues to Rise - The first quarter of 2018 proved that 2017’s thriving market for VC-funded FinTech deals continues its hot streak,...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Mortgage origination and servicing

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - In 2017, the CFPB issued several final rules to clarify, revise, and update the regulatory framework applicable to the home mortgage origination and servicing market: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)...more

Federal court dismisses second lawsuit challenging OCC fintech company special purpose national bank charter proposal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A D.C. federal district court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) in April 2017 challenging the OCC’s authority to grant special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to...more

Helping data scientists to map a Knowledge Graph future

The use of Knowledge Graph technology to uncover connections within and across data sets has major potential in financial markets. We met with senior data scientists to discuss how to encourage wider adoption....more

The Right Tools in the Box — Tackling Competition and Consumer Issues in Online Platforms

On 26 April 2018, the European Commission (the “Commission“) published a long awaited draft regulation on promoting fairness and transparency in online platforms, introducing some new rules for the operators of platforms...more

Risk technology: How to fix common frustrations with risk

Enterprise risk technology with the flexibility and agility to accommodate multiple and changeable processes are helping to address the current governance, risk and compliance (GRC) limitations among risk and compliance...more

White Collar Watch (April 2018 - No. 1)

by Blank Rome LLP on

Welcome to the spring edition of our White Collar Watch. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, winter’s storms (finally?) are behind us. 2018 has gotten off to a busy start for our practice and attorneys. We look...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Marketplace lending

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - Federal regulators - Although the CFPB does not have direct supervisory or regulatory oversight over marketplace lending generally, industry participants remain subject to consumer financial protection...more

Poised for Next Payments Boom

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In recent years, PE firms have been paying to play in the payment processing sector. From Worldpay and Nets, to Bambora and Paysafe, payment processing companies have proven to be attractive investments for European PE....more

How FinTech Could Reboot LIBOR

by Polsinelli on

Part One of this two part E-alert looked at the challenges facing London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) LIBOR and how the syndicated loan market is dealing with the potential non-availability of these rates. Part two...more

New York attorney general launches fact-finding inquiry into trading platforms for virtual currencies

New York is the most recent to join the fray in state-led efforts to regulate the virtual currency markets. On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the launch of the Virtual Markets...more

The Benefits and Role of Fintech in Mortgage Lending

According to a recently published working paper by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) and New York University, fintech lenders have quickly expanded their market share since the Financial Crisis, and...more

Insurtech Companies Not Invited to Play in Arizona’s Fintech Sandbox

Last month Arizona became the first U.S. state to enact a law (H.B. 2434) establishing a fintech regulatory sandbox program to facilitate the growth of innovative financial products and services. The Arizona law charges the...more

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