In recent interviews including a podcast with the ABA Banking Journal reported by Forbes, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks previewed the OCC’s plans to introduce another special purpose national bank charter that would give payment companies a nationwide servicing platform and federal preemption of state laws regarding licensing and regulation of money

The FDIC has issued its widely anticipated final rule resolving the uncertainty caused by the Second Circuit’s Madden v. Midland Funding decision.  Madden held that a non-bank entity that purchased charged-off loans from a national bank could not charge the same rate of interest on the loans as the national bank was able to charge

The OCC has filed its opening brief in its appeal to the Second Circuit from the district court’s final judgment in the lawsuit filed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) seeking to block the OCC’s issuance of special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to non-depository fintech companies.

In May 2019, the district

The FDIC has issued a proposed rule setting forth the conditions it would impose and the commitments it would require to approve a deposit insurance application from an industrial bank or industrial loan company (collectively, ILC) whose parent company is not subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB).  The proposal is a

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

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”

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

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

The D.C. federal district court has granted the OCC’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) to block the OCC from issuing special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to fintech companies.

The CSBS lawsuit was the second lawsuit filed by CSBS attempting to block the OCC from issuing