• 02.13.20

    CSBS Reports On Progress in Implementing Vision 2020

    What progress has the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) made in implementing the 2019 recommendations of the Fintech Industry Advisory Panel (the “Advisory Panel”) related to Vision 2020, its bold approach to modernizing and streamlining the state licensing and supervision of ...

  • 01.16.20

    Burnt Out? SAFE Banking Act Faces Senate Opposition

    After making it farther than any prior legislation enabling financial services to be provided to legitimate marijuana businesses, the bill appears to be stalled in the Senate.

  • 01.09.20

    Manatt Fintech: What to Expect in 2020

    Taking a break after eight brisk years of regulatory and litigious turbulence, the world of fintech and marketplace lending in 2019 was notable for being more business as usual, or what some might call a “ho hum” year of upward growth.

  • 01.07.20

    2019 Financial Services M&A and Capital Markets Year in Review

    Although it was very quiet on the western front (in particular, in California), 2019 was generally a solid year for banks pursuing merger and acquisition opportunities and accessing the capital markets.

  • 12.24.19

    FDIC Proposes to Update Brokered Deposits Regs

    In a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced its plan to update its brokered deposits regulations.

  • 12.18.19

    FDIC Works With States, Considers Section 19 Rule Adjustments

    Is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) moving to work more closely with the state regulators with whom it shares so much prudential authority?

  • 12.04.19

    OCC, FDIC Propose Madden Fix Regulations

    In a welcome development for fintechs, lenders and investors, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) separately have proposed regulations to address the substantial uncertainty created by the Second Circuit’s decision in Madden ...

  • 12.04.19

    Disgorgement: One Less Arrow in the SEC’s Quiver?

    Can the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Kokesh v. SEC, which found that disgorgement is a penalty and not an equitable remedy for statute of limitations purposes, be logically expanded to spell the end of the SEC’s long-standing and widely accepted practice of seeking disgorgement from ...

  • 11.26.19

    CFPB News: Enforcement Updates, New Interpretive Rule and Well-Being Report

    In recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) news, the CFPB notched a $59 million victory in Wisconsin federal court, settled an enforcement action on employment background screening and published an interpretive rule easing the requirements for a temporary loan originator license.  

  • 11.26.19

    Bill Would Expand Interest Rate Cap

    A new bill introduced in both houses of Congress would extend the Military Lending Act’s (MLA’s) 36 percent per annum interest rate cap to all consumer borrowers, not just military service members. The change would affect all MLA-covered loans.