Regulatory and Enforcement

HomeStreet Bank recently agreed to the issuance of an order to settle an allegation by the FDIC that the bank’s discontinued Home Loan Center-based mortgage business line violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) “by entering into co-marketing agreements using online platforms and desk rental agreements that resulted in the payment of fees to

The third location of PLI’s 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place in PLI’s San Francisco Conference facility and via concurrent live Webcast on December 9-10, 2019 in San Francisco (and by live webcast).  PLI has extended a 25 percent discount to clients and friends of Ballard Spahr who register through the link

The CFPB, joined by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, North Carolina Department of Justice, and the Los Angeles City Attorney, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against two companies involved in the marketing and sale of student-loan debt-relief services as well as individual owners and managers of

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a briefing schedule in Seila Law, in which the questions before the court are whether the CFPB’s structure is constitutional and, if it is not, whether the court can sever the provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that only allows the President to remove the CFPB Director “for cause.”

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

With the Fifth Circuit having already heard oral argument in March 2019 in All American Check Cashing’s interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality, it is not surprising that All American and the CFPB submitted a joint letter to the court requesting “clarification regarding the scope of the issues to be

Final regulations adopted by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to implement the state’s new student loan servicing law became effective on October 16, 2019 upon the publication by the NYDFS of a Notice of Adoption in the State Register.  The new law, known as Article 14-A, was enacted on April 1,

All American Check Cashing’s interlocutory appeal from the district court’s ruling upholding the CFPB’s constitutionality has been calendared for oral argument before a Fifth Circuit panel on December 4, 2019.  Since the case was previously argued in March 2019, it is unclear why a second oral argument has been scheduled.  Last month, the parties were

Ballard Spahr partner Stefanie Jackman, who leads the firm’s Debt Collection Team, has been appointed to the new Legal Advisory Board (LAB) that the Consumer Relation Consortium (CRC) is launching in 2020.  The LAB is an exclusive group of not more than ten outside counsel with expertise in the accounts receivable industry who have each