For the past ten years, financial institutions have been working under the framework of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Overdraft Rule. This rule limits the ability of financial institutions to charge overdraft fees on ATM and one-time debit card transactions that overdraw consumers’ accounts. In recent months, the CFPB has sought comment on whether to

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (“CSBS”) announced on June 24 that 23 states have joined a multistate agreement to standardize their licensing process for money services businesses (“MSBs”), such as money transmitters. The agreement centralizes the review of common licensing requirements, such as a MSBs’ “business plan; direct and indirect owners, including background checks;

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Final Rule rescinding several Model Forms and Disclosures it had promulgated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC determined these Model Forms and Disclosures were no longer necessary following the transfer of rulemaking authority associated with these forms to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“CFPB”) under

On April 22, the Washington State Legislature passed H.B. 1071, a bill designed to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law. The bill, which will take effect March 1, 2020, if and when signed, includes the following amendments:

  1. Expands the definition of “personal information” – Previously, “personal information” was limited to an individual’s name,

In Thompson-Harbach v. USAA Fed. Sav. Bank, No. 15-cv-2098-CJW-KEM, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3687 (N.D. Iowa Jan. 9, 2019), the Northern District of Iowa provided a deep dive into recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act case law and a retrospective look into Federal Communications Commission TCPA pronouncements.  After its informative analysis, the Court held that

In the home mortgage industry, loans insured by the Fair Housing Authority (“FHA”) come with statutory prerequisites that are embedded in the loan contracts and that must be followed prior to foreclosure.  One such obligation put forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) is the “face-to-face meeting” requirement.  This meeting, however, is

On Wednesday, September 26th, from 2 – 3 pm ET, Troutman Sanders attorneys, David Anthony and Andrew Buxbaum will present a webinar discussing an in-depth examination and update on the FDCPA as well as the impact on the debt collection industry. The discussion will focus on recent case law, litigation trends and current regulatory enforcement

Clarity on Overlapping Background Check Laws in California

By Timothy St. George, David Anthony, Ronald Raether, Jonathan Yee and Sadia Mirza

On Aug. 20, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited order in Connor v. First Student Inc., finding the state’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act, or ICRAA, was not unconstitutionally vague as applied

On May 22, Vermont passed the nation’s most expansive data broker legislation in an effort to provide consumers with more information about data brokers, their data collection practices, and consumers’ right to opt out.

The legislation, which in part takes effect on January 1, 2019, defines “data brokers” to mean “a business … that knowingly

Psychologists say that adolescents and young adults take more risks than any other age group. Perhaps this is why about one in five (21.2%) college students receiving financial aid to pay for their education have invested these loans in a cryptocurrency, according to a recent survey by The Student Loan Report, a website for