Ballard Spahr is proud to partner with Venminder, Inc. in sponsoring a podcast on vendor management risk issues.  The podcast features Glen Trudel, a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group, and Branan Cooper, Venminder’s Chief Risk Officer.

The podcast showcases Glen’s perspectives on the likelihood of CFPB, FTC, FDIC and OCC regulatory developments

A group of small businesses and their individual owners have filed a putative class action lawsuit in a New York federal district court against online lender Kabbage, Inc. that alleges Kabbage engaged in a “rent-a-charter” scheme to make loans at interest rates that were usurious under state law.

According to the complaint, Kabbage entered

The National Credit Union Administration has published a final rule in the Federal Register that amend the NCUA’s general lending rule to provide federal credit unions (FCU) with a second option for offering “payday alternative loans” (PALs).  The final rule is effective December 2, 2019.

In 2010, the NCUA amended its general lending rule to

The Federal Trade Commission recently released its preliminary report on two studies it conducted to help understand the effectiveness of class action settlement notices and to “develop information to help improve settlement outcomes for consumers.”  The report shows that claims rates, regardless of the form of notice, are very low and that some of the

In this podcast, Diego Zuluaga, a Cato Institute policy analyst, joins us for a discussion of the CRA’s history, its effectiveness in increasing access to credit and addressing discrimination, the role of community groups, calls to expand CRA coverage to credit unions and fintech lenders, how regulators are approaching CRA reform, and creating a system

The House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force on Financial Technology will hold a hearing entitled “The Future of Real-Time Payments,” at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  There will be a live webcast of the hearing.

The memo from the FSC Majority Staff indicates the hearing will focus on the development of a real-time

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Examining Legislation to Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Abusive Debt Collection Practices,” on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  The hearing will also be live streamed.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould, Pastor, Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church

The Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee have sent a letter to Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting urging the OCC to make action to address the uncertainty created by Second Circuit’s Madden decision “a priority on the OCC’s rulemaking agenda.” 

In Madden, the Second Circuit ruled that a purchaser of charged-off

I don’t understand why Professor Levitin is attacking the OCC and FDIC for filing an amicus brief in an “obscure small business bankruptcy case to which a bank was not even a party.”  The brief was an exceptional piece of drafting and analysis and the banking agencies do not deserve to be denigrated for a