On Aug. 11, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance indicating that financial institutions and service providers that fail to adopt sufficient data security measures to protect consumer
Continue Reading CFPB Warns Insufficient Data Security Measures May Violate Consumer Financial Protection Act

On May 12, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill CS/HB 273 (the Bill), amending Florida’s money services business (MSB) laws (i.e., Chapter 560 of the Florida Statutes) to, among other
Continue Reading Florida Gov. Signs Bill that Defines ‘Virtual Currency’ and Eases Licensing Restrictions on Certain Virtual Currency Transactions in the State

As nonbanks comprise an ever-greater share of the consumer-finance market, on April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or the Bureau) announced it would invoke its “unused” legal
Continue Reading CFPB to Examine Nonbank Financial Companies – Including Fintechs – that Pose Risk to Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expanded its anti-discrimination oversight and enforcement of covered persons to all consumer finance products and services, regardless of whether they involve an extension of
Continue Reading CFPB Expands Anti-Discrimination by Applying UDAAP to Credit and Non-credit Products

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun information-gathering inquiries into multiple companies that offer “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) credit to merchants and consumers, citing concerns about “accumulating debt,
Continue Reading CFPB Begins Scrutinizing Companies Using ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Credit

On Oct. 26, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Examinations issued a Risk Alert in which it identified observations from examinations under its registered investment company initiative,
Continue Reading SEC Issues Risk Alert Regarding Registered Investment Companies

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 Oct. 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) (FinCEN and the FRB


Continue Reading FRB and FinCEN Propose Significant Amendments to Recordkeeping and Travel Rule Regulations

On Oct. 7, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held an open meeting and issued a notice proposing a conditional exemption from securities broker-dealer registration under Section 15


Continue Reading SEC Proposes Exemption from Registration for Finders