On June 28, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or the Bureau) issued its Final Rule amending RESPA Regulation X to provide significant foreclosure protections to borrowers.

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Continue Reading Update: CFPB Finalizes Pandemic Mortgage Servicing Rules

Over the last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) has sharpened its focus on the mortgage servicing industry. Knowing that millions of mortgage borrowers will exit
Continue Reading CFPB Intensifies Focus on Pandemic Mortgage Servicing

On Jan. 13, 2021, the Division of Investment Management staff (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) issued a no-action letter advising that it would not recommend enforcement action
Continue Reading SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief for Custody of Certain Loan Interests Under the Investment Company Act

On Dec. 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would impose on banks and money services
Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes to Extend Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Identity Verification Requirements to Certain Virtual Currency and Digital Asset Transactions

Proxy advisory firms (Proxy Firms) have long provided institutional investors advice and recommendations with respect to management and shareholder proxy proposals. In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Continue Reading The SEC’s 2020 Amendments to Proxy Rules and Supplemental Guidance to Investment Advisers on Proxy Voting Responsibilities