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Cryptocurrencies Continue To Enter Traditional Areas Of Financial Crimes
New developments show criminals continue to abuse cryptocurrencies in the traditional areas of theft, fraud and extortion.
United States
18 Sep 2018
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OCC Announces It Will Begin Accepting Fintech Charter Applications
On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it will begin accepting applications for special purpose national bank charters from financial technology companies.
United States
7 Aug 2018
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Blockchain Investment Continues Across Private And Public Sectors
The Guide predicts that the largest growth in the U.S. will be in the distribution and services sector, and in Europe, Middle East, Africa and China, in the financial services sector.
United States
7 Aug 2018
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A Guide To U.S. Regulation Of Cryptocurrencies And Cryptocurrency Exchanges
The proliferation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has raised many questions about the legal status of these technologies and financial instruments ...
United States
8 Mar 2018
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Ninth Circuit Vacates Final Approval Of National Settlement Class Action Certification
Last month, the Ninth Circuit vacated the certification of a nationwide class for settlement in the In re Hyundai & Kia Fuel Economy Litigation, No. 15-56014, 881 F.3d 679 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018).
United States
6 Mar 2018
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Revisiting The Enforceability Of Class Action Waivers In Consumer Financial Contracts
On July 19, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published the final Arbitration Agreements Rule (the rule) that would impact the way claims involving consumer financial products...
United States
1 Aug 2017
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FTC Enters Into $104 Million Settlement With Company For Impermissible Lead Generation
The FTC alleged that to induce consumers to complete the applications, Blue Global made a number of false representations.
United States
25 Jul 2017
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Financial Services 2016 Year-End Report
Welcome to the 2016 Year-End Report from BakerHostetler's Financial Services Industry Team
United States
10 Mar 2017
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Mandatory Disclosure Of Third-Party Funding Agreements For Proposed Class Action Lawsuits
For years, certain lenders have agreed to fund all or part of a party's litigation costs, usually in exchange for an agreed share of any recovered proceeds, as part of a practice...
United States
7 Mar 2017
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CFPB Fines TMX Finance LLC $9 Million For Unfair And Abusive Practices
On September 26, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered into a consent order with one of the country's largest auto title lenders...
United States
29 Sep 2016
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Proposal To Overhaul The Debt Collection Market At Hearing In California
The CFPB and Director Richard Cordray announced at a field hearing the CFPB's proposals to overhaul the $13.7 billion dollar debt collection market, affecting about 70 million consumers nationwide.
United States
2 Aug 2016
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CFPB Proposes Ban To Mandatory Arbitration Provisions
The rule applies to any pre-dispute arbitration agreement between consumers and providers of consumer financial products or services as well as any affiliate of a provider that is acting as a service provider to the provider.
United States
24 May 2016
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United States Supreme Court Splits 4-4 On Spousal Guarantor ECOA Discrimination Claim
On March 22, 2016, in Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, No. 14–520, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Eighth Circuit's decision that spousal guarantors could not bring a discrimination claim...
United States
31 Mar 2016
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Disparate Impact Continues To Be A Viable Discrimination Theory For The CFPB Under The ECOA
During the hearing, Director Cordray defended the CFPB's enforcement actions against auto lenders under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act ("ECOA") for discrimination based on the theory of disparate impact.
United States
29 Mar 2016
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CFPB Issues RFI For HMDA Data Resubmission Final Rule
On January 7, 2016, the CFPB issued a request for information seeking feedback and additional information on what modifications may be appropriate to the CFPB's Home Mortage Disclosure Act Resubmissions Guidelines under Regulations C.
United States
19 Jan 2016
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CFPB Releases Bulletin Outlining Automatic Debit Requirements For Financial Entities
The CFPB released a new Compliance Bulletin to remind financial entities of their requirements when obtaining consumer authorizations for preauthorized electronic fund transfers (EFT).
United States
30 Nov 2015
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CFPB's Fall 2015 Rulemaking Agenda Includes Student Loan Servicing
On Friday, November 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it will consider writing new marketwide federal standards for student loan servicers.
United States
27 Nov 2015
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Sixth Circuit Rules On New TCPA Limitations
Mr. Stephen Hill brought suit in federal court, claiming he received 482 unsolicited calls to his cellphone from his creditor, defendant Homeward Residential, Inc. ("Homeward"), seeking to recover payment for his mortgage.
United States
27 Aug 2015
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