On May 16, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado held a hearing in NAIB, et al v. Weiser, et al. on a motion filed by three financial services industry trade groups to preliminarily enjoin Colorado from enforcing Colo. Rev. Stat. § 5-13-106 (the “Opt-Out Legislation”) to the extent it purports to apply Colorado’s interest rate and fee limitations to loans made by federally insured out-of-state state-chartered banks to Colorado borrowers.… Continue Reading

On behalf of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), Ballard Spahr has submitted an amicus brief in NAIB et al. v. Weiser et al., the lawsuit challenging Colorado’s opt-out legislation  The amicus brief was filed in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction.

The law at issue is the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 (DIDMCA). … Continue Reading

The industry group plaintiffs in NAIB et al. v. Weiser et al., the lawsuit challenging Colorado’s opt-out legislation, have filed their reply to the brief filed by the Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code Administrator in opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction.  In their reply, the plaintiffs also respond to the amicus brief filed by the FDIC supporting Colorado’s position.… Continue Reading

On May 3, 2024, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) jointly released the “Third-Party Risk Management: A Guide for Community Banks” (the “Guide”), presenting it as a resource for community banks to bolster their third-party risk management programs, policies, and practices.… Continue Reading

Last week, we blogged about arguments by Colorado and the FDIC in their briefs opposing a motion for preliminary injunction that would enjoin application of Colorado’s opt-out statute with respect to loans by FDIC-insured state banks located outside of Colorado. We promised to blog again this week with a more detailed discussion of why their arguments are off base.… Continue Reading

As expected, the Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code Administrator filed their responsive brief in opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction filed earlier this month in federal district court in Colorado.  As explained in our earlier blog, in NAIB et al. v. Weiser et al.,… Continue Reading

FDIC’s Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg recently gave remarks at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition on the FDIC’s economic inclusion strategy. 

FDIC Commitment to Economic Inclusion

Chairman Gruenberg began by outlining the importance of federally insured bank accounts to the ability of individuals and families to participate in and fully benefit from economic opportunities. … Continue Reading

On April 8, 2024, a Minnesota federal district court dismissed without prejudice the complaint filed by the Minnesota Bankers Association and Lake Central Bank (Plaintiffs) against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) challenging the FDIC’s guidance on non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees.

Plaintiffs filed their complaint in July 2023 seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) against defendants FDIC and Chairman Martin J.… Continue Reading

On February 5, 2024, several national and Texas banking and business trade groups (Plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit challenging the final regulations (Final Rules) implementing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) that were jointly adopted in October 2023 by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Federal Reserve Board (Agencies).… Continue Reading

On March 28, 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in consultation with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, issued a request for information (RFI).

The RFI seeks information and comment regarding the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Rule requirement that banks collect a full Social Security number (SSN) prior to account opening from a customer who is an individual and a U.S.… Continue Reading