The Consumer Finance Podcast

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guest and colleague Tony Kaye as they discuss the recently enacted California Senate Bill 1311 or Military and Veteran Consumer Protection Act of 2022. Effective January 1, 2023, the new bill — drawn up by the California attorney general’s office — intends to enhance consumer

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleagues Stefanie Jackman and Chris Carlson as they discuss the recent action by the Massachusetts attorney general (AG) involving automobile dealer pricing discrimination. After a Massachusetts-based automobile dealer allegedly engaged in discriminatory pricing toward Black and Hispanic automobile customers via additional charges for “add-on” products

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guest and colleague Brooke Conkle as they discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent consent order with Passport Auto Group. The FTC alleged Passport violated the law in three areas: Passport had a practice of marking up fees from the advertised price; Passport had a discretionary

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleague and fellow Partner Jordi de Llano as they discuss recent developments in anti-money laundering. In this episode, the attorneys examine FinCen’s September 2022 final rule, which implements guidance on new beneficial ownership information reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), as well as

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleague Partner Misha Tseytlin to discuss the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Community Financial Services Association of America, Ltd. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what may happen next and when, and the ruling’s practical impact on the consumer finance industry. As noted in our October

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleagues and fellow Partners Mary Zinsner and Susan Flint as they discuss the current landscape of wire fraud scams in the financial services industry. Topics include:

  • Wire fraud scams, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud, and the potential liability of banks;
  • How banks should

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleagues Ron Raether and Kim Phan, partners in our Privacy + Cyber Practice Group, as they discuss recent privacy and data security updates in the consumer financial services industry. Topics include:

  • The CFPB’s and FTC’s regulatory stance on privacy and data security issues;
  • The current

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guest and fellow Partner Glen Trudel as they discuss credit card rewards and loyalty programs and the co-brand relationship. Topics include:

  • The importance of the co-brand credit card pairing;
  • Issues, concerns, or risks that both the merchant and the card issuer encounter in co-brand rewards programs;

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Alan Wingfield and Brooke Conkle as they discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking governing voluntary products in automobile finance transactions. During the podcast, they examine the requirements imposed on both advertising practices and the sales process and what

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Stefanie Jackman and her guests and colleagues James Trefil and Jonathan Floyd in the fourth and final episode of a special four-part series on recent developments at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this episode, topics include debt collection and convenience fees, trends in Regulation F litigation, and predictions