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Financial Services 2017 Year-End Report
In 2017, consumers initiated nearly 10,000 lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). See WebRecon LLC, Stats for November 2017: Bizarro Stats ...
United States
19 Apr 2018
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Proskauer's Second Annual Survey On Trends In Private Credit Markets
Proskauer released results from The Private Credit Group's market survey for 2018. The comprehensive survey features the predictions of top lending institutions, which complement the findings...
United States
19 Apr 2018
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Seventh Circuit Rejects Use Of Safe Harbor Language With Variable Amount Of Debt
In a recent ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs stated a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by alleging that a collection letter which included the safe harbour...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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President Trump To Nominate Dan Berkovitz To CFTC
The nomination is subject to confirmation by the US Senate.
United States
18 Apr 2018
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CFTC Chair Characterizes New Approach To Swaps Regulation As "Principles Based"
In advance of the release of a new framework for swaps reform, CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo declared that the CFTC would return to its "historic character" as a "principles-based regulator."
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Mortgage Banker To Pay Fine For Failure To Maintain Servicing And Origination Operations
A mortgage banker agreed to pay a $5 million fine, following restitution payments of $7 million, to settle charges brought by the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS").
United States
18 Apr 2018
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House Subcommittee Considers Expansion Of CFIUS Jurisdiction
The U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade considered testimony on the proposed Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act ("FIRRMA").
United States
18 Apr 2018
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New York Fed's New Benchmarks May Provide Further Guidance On LIBOR Phase-Out
As reported in a previous alert, the UK Financial Conduct Authority announced on July 27, 2017 that, by 2021, it intends to replace LIBOR, the key benchmark rate underlying hundreds of trillions of dollars in lending ...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Surveys Show Many Public Companies Unprepared For Implementation Of New Lease Accounting Standard As Deadline Nears
In recent years, accounting and finance professionals have wrestled with the implementation of new GAAP standards in the areas of revenue recognition, leases and credit losses...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Gemini Co-Founders Cameron And Tyler Winklevoss Propose Virtual Commodity Self-Regulatory Organisation
On March 13 2018 virtual currency exchange Gemini released a proposal to create the first self-regulatory organisation (SRO) for US virtual currency exchanges.
United States
18 Apr 2018
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CFTC Grants CPO Relief From U.S. GAAP Reporting Requirement
The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight ("DSIO") granted exemptive relief to a commodity pool operator ("CPO") from the requirement to deliver to pool participants...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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FRB Seeks Comments On Proposed "Simplified" Capital Rules
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("FRB") requested comments on proposed rules that would simplify the capital requirements for large banks.
United States
18 Apr 2018
13
IRS Expands Remedial Action For Nonqualified Use Of Tax-Advantaged Bonds
The IRS on April 11, 2018 released Revenue Procedure 2018-26 (Rev. Proc. 2018-26), which include the expansion of remedial action options in connection with certain post-issuance leases...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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CFPB Acting Director Calls For Agency Restructuring
In testimony before the SBC, CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney outlined his recommendations for curbing the power and authority of the CFPB. Mr. Mulvaney addressed recent recommendations...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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Attorneys Examine Use Of Total Return Swaps To Access Chinese Capital Markets
Tiecheng Yang and Yin Ge of Han Kun Law Offices authored a memorandum on TRS, which are often used by non-PRC investors to gain access to securities listed and traded on PRC exchanges and its interbank bond market.
United States
17 Apr 2018
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U.S. District Court Awards Summary Judgment To Debt Collector On "Tax Consequences" Disclosure In Collection Letter
On March 19, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York granted summary judgment to a debt collector who was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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Federal Court Upholds That Virtual Currencies Are Commodities
On March 6, 2018 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York confirmed that virtual currencies are a commodity within the anti-fraud jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
United States
17 Apr 2018
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Regulators And Courts Clarify Virtual Currency Regulation, But Overall Framework Remains Murky
This update serves to cover virtual currency regulatory developments over the past two months in the U.S., U.K. and EU.
United States
16 Apr 2018
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CFPB Requests Information On Consumer Complaints
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a Request for Information ("RFI") on the agency's handling of complaints and inquiries from consumers.
United States
16 Apr 2018
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OCC And FRB Request Comments On Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("FRB") are seeking comments on a proposed rule to amend the standards...
United States
16 Apr 2018
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