On January 1, 2023, House Bill 132 went into effect enacting a 36% annual percentage rate (APR) cap on loans up to $10,000 made under the New Mexico Bank Installment Loan Act of 1959 and the New Mexico Small Loan Act (SLA). The bill also expanded the SLA anti-evasion provision to closely track those provisions

Throughout the latter half of 2022, filing for bankruptcy became a reality for many high-profile crypto firms. The resurgence of “crypto winter” has brought many crypto-related entities to their proverbial knees. Indeed, in November 2021, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization reached an all-time high of approximately $3 trillion. That figure has decreased substantially, and today

Please join Troutman Pepper Partners Kim Phan and James Kim as they discuss the firm’s expanded capabilities in the fintech world, recent compliance issues for fintech companies, the CFPB’s dormant authority to supervise certain nonbank entities and its potential impact on fintech companies, as well as the CFPB’s trend to name individuals in enforcement actions.

Kim Phan, a partner in the firm’s Privacy + Cybersecurity Practice Group, counsels fintech companies in federal and state privacy and data security statutes and regulations throughout product development, marketing, and implementation. Kim ranks high in Chambers and The Legal 500 for her privacy and data security work with fintech companies. As a partner in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, James Kim leverages his experience as a former CFPB senior enforcement attorney to provide the industry knowledge and expertise that fintechs and financial institutions require when launching new products or facing regulatory scrutiny. Chambers ranks James highly for his work in fintech and consumer finance enforcement and investigations.

  • In its annual General Explanations of the Administration’s Revenue Proposals, the U.S. Department of Treasury proposed clarifications and amendments to the Internal Revenue Code to address on-demand pay arrangements (also known as earned wage access or “EWA” programs).
  • The proposals would confirm, among other things, that EWA programs are not loans.
  • The proposals would also