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#ThrowbackThursday: Proposed Increase in Dollar Threshold for Coverage by Regulation Z

Posted in Regulatory Developments

In December 2010, Morrison & Foerster published the client alert “Proposed Increase in Dollar Threshold for Coverage by Regulation Z.” Summary: On December 13, 2010, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) proposed an amendment to Regulation Z to increase the threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions from $25,000 to $50,000. Under the proposal, future increases in… Read More

#ThrowbackThursday: Steps for Lenders to Consider in Connection with Mortgage Modification Programs

Posted in Mortgage

Originally published as a Morrison & Foerster client alert in October 2008. Banks are increasingly implementing mortgage modification programs in order both to settle class-action lawsuits and as a way to improve returns on their investments.  With housing prices continuing to decline, some lenders have found it increasingly cost-effective to allow borrowers to modify mortgages,… Read More

CFPB Releases Second CARD Act Report

Posted in CFPB, Credit Cards

On December 3, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released its second biennial report on the consumer credit card market (“Report”), as required by the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act. The Report outlines the results of the CFPB’s most recent study of the credit card market, which included a public request for… Read More

Supervisory Highlights, Fall 2015: Totally Sanitized Limerick Edition!

Posted in CFPB, Mortgage, Student Lending, Supervisory Highlights

Don’t know about you, but we’ve been dreaming about wrapping ourselves in a big cabled sweater, drinking a pumpkin-spiced beverage and cozying up to the Fall 2015 issue of Supervisory Highlights. Usually haiku is how we roll, but haiku really evokes spring, and in honor of everyone’s favorite season of decay, we’ve decided to give… Read More

Webinar: Digital Wallets, Mobile Payments and the CFPB’s Prepaid Proposal

Posted in CFPB, Events, Mobile Payments

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT West LegalEdcenter Webinar On December 23, 2014, the CFPB published its long-awaited proposal to regulate prepaid cards (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule is expansive in scope and would regulate as “prepaid accounts” certain digital wallet products, person-to-person (P2P) payment functionality and potentially person-to-business (P2B)… Read More

CFPB Finalizes Rule Suspending Quarterly Submission of Credit Card Agreements

Posted in CFPB, Credit Cards, Regulatory Developments

On April 15, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule (“Final Rule”) that suspends for one year the requirement under the Truth in Lending Act and implemented by Regulation Z that credit card issuers submit their card agreements to the CFPB on a quarterly basis. The Final Rule adopts the February… Read More

When Is “Payment Authorization” the Same as a “Payment”? Seventh Circuit Weighs In

Posted in CFPB, Electronic Payments, Mortgage

A divided Seventh Circuit found that the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq., requires mortgage servicers to credit online electronic payments on the day the customer authorizes the payment, despite not actually receiving the payment at that time. Fridman v. NYCB Mortg. Co., LLC, No. 14-2220 (7th Cir. Mar. 11,… Read More