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Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017

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Editor's Note - We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges. In 2013, former financial advisor, Raymond Lucia, was fined and barred from the industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for material misrepresentations to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Senate Banking Committee has voted out of committee a bipartisan effort to ease Dodd-Frank regulations. The bill in question could “drastically cut” the number of banks subject to heightened Fed oversight and “would ease...more

Dodd-Frank Reform Efforts Intensify

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On November 16, Senate Banking Committee (“SBC”) Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act,” long-awaited Senate legislation designed to foster economic...more

Senate Banking Committee schedules Dec. 5 markup of regulatory reform bill

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Last week, members of the Senate Banking Committee announced that they had reached bipartisan agreement on “legislative proposals to improve our nation’s financial regulatory framework and promote economic growth.” ...more

SEC’s Chairman Makes Changes After the Agency’s Latest Cyber-Attack

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The Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has been busy the last couple months on the cyber front. On September 20, the SEC announced a renewed focus on cybersecurity efforts and disclosed that it had been a victim of a...more

Memo to Congress: Five Key Questions for Upcoming Equifax Hearings

Richard F. Smith – who presided over Equifax Inc. as CEO during one of the largest data breaches in a generation – will testify before two congressional committees this week....more

Senate Committee On Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs To Hold Fintech Hearing

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On September 12, 2018 at 10:00am EDT, The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold an open session hearing entitled “Examining the Fintech Landscape.” ...more

Lawmakers announce plans to use CRA to overturn CFPB arbitration rule

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Two Republican Senators, Mike Crapo (who chairs the Banking Committee) and Tom Cotton (a Banking Committee member), have announced plans to draft a resolution of disapproval to overturn the CFPB’s final arbitration rule under...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The latest Wall Street revolution appears to be driven in large part by companies like Creative Planning, a registered investment adviser in a suburb of Kansas City that’s helping lead a shift away from brokers and mutual...more

PHH files supplemental response to CFPB’s rehearing petition; opposes state AGs’ motion to intervene

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This past Friday, PHH filed a supplemental response to the CFPB’s petition for en banc rehearing and a response opposing the motion filed by Democratic Attorneys General of 16 states and the District of Columbia to intervene...more

Democratic lawmakers, consumer advocacy groups seek to intervene in PHH appeal

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This past Monday, the Democratic Attorneys General of 16 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion with the D.C. Circuit seeking to intervene in the PHH appeal. Today, two more motions to intervene were filed. One...more

President Trump, the Ex-Im Bank and Aircraft Finance

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States has been embroiled in a considerable amount of political controversy in recent years. Created in 1934 by a presidential executive order to finance and facilitate the export of U.S....more

Who is Responsible for a Company’s Mood in the Middle? – the Wells Fargo Fiasco

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Wells Fargo’s cultural tone is not easily segregated between “top,” “middle” and “bottom.” Despite the recent cross-selling scandal, in which the CFPB led an enforcement action whose fines total a whopping $185 million,...more

Wells Fargo Week: Part V – Compliance is the Answer

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I want to end this week’s review of the Wells Fargo scandal by considering what is at issue and what is at stake in this imbroglio. Unlike a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violation, Wells Fargo paid the relatively...more

Wells Fargo Week: Part IV – Senior Management, the Board and Corporate Governance Issues

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At least he fessed up that it was not the (non) rogue 5,300 employees that were responsible for defrauding Wells Fargo customers. At the Senate Banking Committee hearing, held on Tuesday 20th September, Wells Fargo Chief...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.21.16

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Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf admitted that the illegal sham-account-creation activity at the heart of its recent SEC fine may have begun earlier than first reported....more

Wells Fargo Week, Part III-the Bank Knew All Along

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You know it is going to be a very bad day when, as a company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you receive a letter asking the following, “Specifically, the committee should thoroughly examine this issue, including: How it is...more

Senators Ask Banking Agencies to Outline FinTech Oversight

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On July 21, 2016, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the heads of five federal agencies requesting that they outline the steps they are taking to “ensure effective oversight” of the...more

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray Presents Agency's Semi-Annual Report to Congress

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US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray presented the CFPB’s Semi-Annual Report at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2016 #2

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Regulatory Developments - Cordray Testifies before Senate Banking Committee - On April 7, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified before the Senate Banking Committee during the...more

Director Cordray defends CFPB positions in appearance before Senate Banking Committee; comments on small business lending and...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Much of Director Cordray’s testimony in his appearance before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday consisted of his predictable defense of various CFPB positions. While the hearing was much less contentious than last...more

Director Cordray to appear before Senate Banking Committee on April 7

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Director Cordray is scheduled to appear before the Senate Banking Committee on April 7, 2016 for a hearing entitled “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress.” (The CFPB’s most recent...more

Dodd-Frank Act Criticized at American Bankers' Association Conference

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At an American Bankers’ Association Conference in Washington, DC, US Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby and US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling both raised concerns...more

Senators ask President to Appoint NARAB Board Members

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Seven members of the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to President Obama on December 15th requesting an update on when the thirteen nominations for the Board of Directors of the National Association of Registered Agents...more

Cordray’s Appearance Before Senate Banking Committee Renews Debate on CFPB Restructuring Proposals

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, July 15, 2015....more

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