On May 24, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) released that it is seeking public comment on proposed nationwide licensing requirements for money service businesses (MSBs). The comment period will end on July 23.

The proposal aims to create a national standard for licensure across the MSB industry, while providing state regulators with the

On March 18, the West Virginia legislature passed Senate Bill 5, amending the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA). The amendments will apply to all causes of action filed on or after June 16, 2021, the effective date of the amendments.

The amendments signal a continuing trend in West Virginia toward equalizing

On April 27, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a final rule to delay the mandatory compliance date for the General QM Final Rule until October 1, 2022. The CFPB stated that it issued the rule “to help ensure access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit and to preserve flexibility for consumers affected by

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

Yet another Seventh Circuit decision has affirmed that a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does not, by itself, create an injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III standing. This time, however, two judges concurring in judgment voiced their belief that the circuit has gone too far in its interpretation of the Supreme Court’s

On May 18, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting chairwoman told Congress that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to legislation that would authorize the FTC to obtain monetary remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act was based on “numerous misstatements and faulty premises.” Chairwoman Slaughter’s comments highlight the FTC’s concern that the Supreme

On May 6, Google announced that mobile app developers will be required to publish their privacy policies and make other privacy disclosures in a new “safety” section within Google Play beginning in Q2 2022. Google’s announcement is reminiscent of Apple’s June 2020 announcement that app developers publishing in its App Store must publish privacy “nutrition

On May 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a settlement with DMB Financial LLC, a Massachusetts-based debt-settlement company.

In its complaint, the CFPB alleged that DMB Financial violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) by charging illegal fees and misleading consumers about its business practices.

We are please to announce that Troutman Pepper attorney, David Anthony, will present during the CDIA 2021 Virtual Law & Industry Conference. This year’s conference will be comprised of insightful, interactive sessions exploring the future of consumer reporting amid shifts in leadership at the CFPB and FTC, evolving privacy regulations, and the impact of

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can