I am very excited to announce that today, Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group has launched The Consumer Finance Monitor Podcast, a weekly podcast program focused on legal developments that are of importance to the consumer finance industry.  We’ll be talking about how to make sense of breaking developments, avoid risk, and make the most of opportunity.

While we hope our blog readers will continue to follow our blog for current information on important developments, and we will continue to hold webinars and report on developments through legal alerts, we want to offer our clients and friends the convenience of listening to podcasts as another way of keeping up with what’s going on in their industry.  In addition to Ballard Spahr’s website, our podcasts will be available on Apple iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.  A new podcast will be available each Thursday.

Our podcasts will feature attorneys who focus on every facet of the consumer finance industry—from new product development and emerging technologies to regulatory compliance and defense of government regulatory enforcement actions and private litigation.

In the first podcast, we discuss the litigation challenging the CFPB’s constitutionality and President Trump’s nomination of Kathy Kraninger to lead the CFPB.  We will also address the recent statements by HUD and the CFPB signaling an intent to revisit the disparate impact theory, and the implications for fair lending of these efforts.  Future topics will span federal and state regulation and enforcement, litigation trends, fair lending, debt collection, marketplace lending, Fintech, mortgage banking, auto and student lending, and cybersecurity.

We are hoping our podcast listeners will find our podcasts to be another source of reliable information and insight.  To listen and subscribe to the podcast, click here.