On May 26, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau or CFPB) issued its third Circular, emphasizing that creditors must adhere to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and
Continue Reading CFPB Circular 2022-03: Complex Lending Algorithms Cannot Excuse Failure to Provide Specific, Principal Reasons for an Adverse Credit Determination

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

At a speech to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Capital Markets Association on April 4, 2022, SEC Chair Gary Gensler took the opportunity to again promote his strong desire
Continue Reading SEC Chair Continues Push to Regulate Digital Asset Markets

Registered public companies would be required to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and certain information regarding climate-related financial risks and metrics, including any actual or likely material impacts to
Continue Reading SEC Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on Climate Disclosures

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