The Wall Street Journal has reported that the seven large banks that own Zelle are discussing possible approaches to fraudulent transactions on the Zelle network.  According to the WSJ, the Zelle network rules under consideration would establish network-wide guarantees to reimburse scam victims and create liability sharing agreements, which could go live as soon as

The CFPB has announced that it will be reopening the comment period on its November 2021 request for public comments to inform its inquiry into large technology companies that offer payment services.  In October 2021, the CFPB sent orders to six large technology platforms offering payment services that directed them to provide information to the

I am pleased to share with our blog readers that Kristen Larson, an attorney with almost two decades of in-house experience advising midsized and large national banks on financial services matters, has joined Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group.  She is resident in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Kristen’s practice involves consumer, small business, and treasury

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors narrowed the timetable for the launch of its instant payments platform—FedNow—to mid-year 2023, specifically targeting a production rollout of the service in a May to July 2023 timeframe.  The Fed had previously communicated a 2023 launch.  In September 2022, the FedNow Pilot Program will begin technical

In Director Chopra’s recent interviews with several news reporting organizations, a persistent theme was the CFPB’s concerns about the entry of big tech companies into financial services, particularly in connection with payments and the companies’ ability to collect and monetize data about consumers.  Those concerns are the focus of a new CFPB report issued last

CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez recently provided the opening remarks at the CFPB’s Academic Research Council meeting.  In her remarks, Martinez emphasized the CFPB’s role as a data-driven agency and welcomed further discussion of state payday extended payment plans and of the inclusion of medical debt in credit reports—two topics that have garnered renewed public

At the end of last month, the CFPB sent orders to six large technology platforms offering payment services that directs them to provide information to the Bureau about their payments products and services and their collection and use of personal payments data.

On November 5, 2021, the CFPB published a notice in the Federal Register

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra has wasted no time in acting on comments he made at his confirmation hearing regarding the risks posed by the collection of data by large platforms.  In just his first full week as CFPB Director, the CFPB sent orders to six technology platforms offering payment services directing them to provide information

In this podcast we cover upcoming changes to the Nacha Operating Rules as part of the Meaningful Modernization rule which takes effect September 17, 2021. We discuss the payments environment leading to the changes, new disclosures for consumer ACH authorizations, use cases and requirements for Standing Authorizations and changes for Oral Authorizations. We also touch

Last fall, Nacha finalized its Meaningful Modernization rule which provides for significant changes to the Nacha Operating Rules. According to Nacha, the amendments are intended to facilitate adoption of new ACH payments technologies, increase consistency for authorizations, reduce administrative burdens related to authorizations and provide additional flexibility for ACH Originators. The amendments become effective on