The CFPB and Utah AG’s Office have announced that they will hold the first joint office hours as part of the American Consumer Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN).  The joint office hours will be held on January 30, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The CFPB announced ACFIN’s creation last September, in conjunction with finalizing revisions

The OCC has appealed to the Second Circuit from the district court’s final judgment entered in October 2019 in the lawsuit filed by the New York Department of Financial Services seeking to block the OCC’s issuance of special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to fintech companies.  In the final judgment, the district court denied the

The Task Force on Financial Technology of the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing entitled “Banking on Your Data: The Role of Big Data in Financial Services” on November 21, 2019. The Task Force is expected to explore, in part, a legal framework for big technology firms that have entered the

In this podcast, we are joined by Scott Ferris, CEO of Attunely, a provider of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the debt collection industry.  We look at how changes in consumer behavior have impacted collections, technology’s role in collections, state law’s/GDPR’s impact on ML/AI and compliance strategies, how ML/AI can improve

In May 2019, a New York federal district court denied the OCC’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) seeking to block the OCC’s issuance of special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to fintech companies.  In doing so, the court found that the term “business of banking”

In this podcast, Paul Watkins, Director of the CFPB’s Office of Innovation, joins us to discuss the CFPB’s final trial disclosures, no-action letter, and FinTech sandbox policies.  Topics covered include the elements of each policy and the protection from liability available, the role of pre-application discussions between the CFPB and applicants, and the CFPB’s plans

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

Paul Watkins, Director of the CFPB’s Office of Innovation, joined Ballard Spahr partners Alan Kaplinsky and James Kim yesterday for a discussion of the CFPB’s final innovation policies.  Alan leads the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group and James is a co-leader of the firm’s inter-disciplinary Fintech Team.

Last month, the CFPB finalized its proposed

Last week, the CFPB finalized its proposed revisions to its trial disclosures and no-action letter policies and also finalized its proposal to create a new FinTech sandbox policy.  It also announced the creation of the American Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN), a network of federal and state regulators to facilitate innovation, and issued its first no-action

Two recent Circuit Court opinions have significantly undermined the FTC’s powers under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA).  These pivotal decisions may ultimately require the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify Section 13(b)’s boundaries.

First, in FTC v. Shire Viropharma, Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that in order to