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HTMLCFPB Issues Bulletin Regarding Marketing of Promotional Credit Card Offers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On September 3rd, the CFPB issued Bulletin 2014-02 warning credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions to consumers. The CFPB is concerned that consumers do not adequately understand certain types of credit card offers, such as balance transfers, deferred-interest...

 

HTMLCFPB Announces New Senior Management and Advisory Board and Council Members
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The CFPB also announced the appointment of new consumer finance experts from outside the federal government to the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. The Consumer Advisory Board is charged with advising and consulting the CFPB's...

 

HTMLUSA PATRIOT Act/AML Update: FinCEN Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Regarding Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
Carl A. Fornaris, Wendy Li, Micah Schwalb; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
On July 23, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) published highly-anticipated proposed regulations that, if adopted into final regulations, would require banks, securities broker dealers, mutual funds, futures commission merchants, and...

 

HTMLU.S. Treasury Raises Bar on Corporate Compliance Obligations
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently expanded its guidance for determining whether an entity is considered to be owned by a sanctioned person, and therefore is the target of U.S. economic sanctions (the 50 Percent Rule). The expanded guidance...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Dodd-Frank Amendments to HMDA
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 24th, the CFPB issued a proposed rule that would amend Regulation C to implement amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) made by the Dodd-Frank Act. HMDA generally requires mortgage lenders to report information about loan applications they receive and about loans they...

 

HTMLCFPB, FTC, and 15 States Announce Suits against Foreclosure Relief Companies
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 23rd, the CFPB, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a concerted effort against foreclosure relief companies that were allegedly using false and deceptive means to market foreclosure relief services to distressed homeowners. The CFPB sued three companies, and...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Mortgage Lender for Deceptive Practices
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 12th, the CFPB announced that it had entered a consent order with a mortgage lender. According to the CFPB, the mortgage company "lured consumers by advertising misleading interest rates, locked them in with costly up-front fees, failed to honor its advertised rates, and then...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Report on Overdraft Charges
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 31st, the CFPB issued a report on overdraft charges. The study is based on a set of account-level and transaction-level data from several of the large depository institutions which the CFPB supervises. In addition, the study was supplemented by CFPB research derived from a February 2012...

 

HTMLU.S. Government Issues new Ukraine and Russia-Related Sanctions
Kara M. Bombach, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
In July 2014, the U.S. Government announced several rounds of sanctions and export restrictions imposed against certain Russian entities and individuals in response to the current situation in Ukraine. For your reference, review the complete list of sanctioned entities from the Department of...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Law Firm
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 14th, the CFPB sued a law firm alleging that it used deceptive court filings and unsubstantiated evidence to intimidate consumers into paying for debts. The CFPB alleges that the law firm operated “like a factory,” producing hundreds of thousands of such lawsuits.

 


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