In this episode of Unauthorized Access, Kamran and Sadia welcome Assistant Vice President of Cyber Services and Incident Response Linda Comerford of AmTrust. During this discussion, Linda navigates the steps of the panel process. She also offers insight on effective and ineffective practices once a panel has been secured.
Continue Reading Panel Pursuit: The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Preferred Panel Vendor

In a 7-4 split decision, the Eleventh Circuit declined to rehear en banc a panel decision issued in September 2020, holding a class settlement that included an incentive award to the class representative was improper. The en banc majority did not issue an opinion, but the four dissenting judges criticized the panel decision as wrongly

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues James Stevens and Carlin McCrory as they discuss the consumer protection and safety and soundness sides of credit union regulation. The discussion includes topics on the National Credit Union Administration’s 2022 consumer protection priorities, loan participations, the 2023 CECL implementation, and the

What standard should courts use to determine whether information contained in a consumer’s credit report is inaccurate or misleading? According to the Third Circuit in a recent precedential decision, the standard should be that of the “reasonable reader,” not a “reasonable creditor,” i.e., not an individual or entity sophisticated in the art of reading

To help you keep abreast of relevant activities, below find a breakdown of some of the biggest events at the federal and state levels to impact the Consumer Finance Services industry this past week:

Federal Activities

State Activities

Federal Activities:

  • On August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which is supported by

Bankers are gearing up to oppose an effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) to prevent an increase in allowable late charges for credit cards. In letters dated August 1, the American Bankers Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, and National Association of Federally‐Insured Credit Unions (Associations), as well

In this episode of The Crypto Exchange, Troutman Pepper attorneys Keith Barnett and Carlin McCrory welcome Marsha Jones from the Third Party Payment Processors Association to discuss a portion the ENABLERS Act, which proposes to update federal anti-money laundering laws to include payment processors within the definition of “financial institution.” The ENABLERS Act is co-sponsored by Representatives Joe Wilson (R-SC), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Richard Hudson (R-NC). Keith, Carlin, and Marsha discuss the significant ramifications that the ENABLERS Act will have on payments processors if it is passed. This is a must listen for payment processors, banks, and money transmitters!

Continue Reading A Conversation with Third Party Payment Processors Association President Marsha Jones

On August 4, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) Director Rohit Chopra spoke at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s Sixth Annual Fintech Conference, arguing that enforcement actions rather than financial literacy efforts were necessary to prevent consumer abuse.

Chopra said that while there is value in educating consumers to spot risks and find

Escalating efforts to crack down on illegal robocalls, state attorneys general announced on August 2 that they have established a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. The task force comprises attorneys general from all 50 states and will investigate and prosecute companies suspected of allowing or using illegal robocalls from foreign entities. While the states have