Ballard Spahr to conduct webinar on March 24, 2016 entitled “CFPB Regulatory Certainty or Uncertainty? Consent Orders, Informal Guidance, and the New No-Action Letter Policy” Register here

The CFPB has issued a final policy statement on issuing “no-action” letters (NAL) for innovative financial products or services.  The CFPB’s statement that the final policy was

The American Bankers Association, American Bankers Insurance Association and Consumers Banking Association have submitted a joint comment letter on the CFPB’s proposed policy on issuing “no-action” letters for innovative financial products or services.

The trade groups expressed the overall concern that the proposal will not “serve as a viable approach to alleviating regulatory uncertainty” because

The CFPB published for comment in today’s Federal Register a proposed policy on issuing “no-action” letters for innovative financial products or services.  Like those issued by the SEC and CFTC, the no-action letters would communicate that, subject to specific facts and circumstances, CFPB staff has no present intention to recommend initiation of an enforcement or