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|Regulatory Review of In-Market Mergers|
Robert L. Carothers; Jones Walker LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015 We have recently seen an increase in the number of conversations taking place between community banks located in the same market regarding whether it makes sense to pursue a merger. These conversations are being driven by various factors, including increasing compliance costs, lack of management...
|Supreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination|
Christopher A. Roach; Adams and Reese LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that certain actions that adversely affect minorities in poor neighborhoods violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even if there is no proof that discrimination was intentional. In a 5-4 decision, the Court formally recognized the availability of “disparate...
|FSC Introduces Internet-Primary Bank in Korea|
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015From January to April 2015, the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) operated the Internet-Primary Bank Task Force (“TF”), which was a joint private and public sector effort. The TF reviewed related legislative bills and system reform plans regarding the introduction of the...
|CMBS Loans: Borrower (and Bondholder) Beware|
Adam H. Friedman; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 2015As discussed in our prior Client Alert, the CMBS loan structure is rife with complexity and potential for abuse. Generally speaking, upon default or imminent default, the Controlling Class of bondholders (or the Directing Certificate Holder), can appoint a Special Servicer to administer the...
|International payment systems to transfer processing inside Russia|
Igor Gorokhov; Capital Legal Services;
August 13, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015Operators of international payment systems are arranging interaction with Russian operations and clearing centers in order to avoid restrictions imposed by current e-payment laws that will become effective starting April 01, 2015.
|Federal Financial Institutions Legislative and Regulatory Reporter|
Jeffrey S. Graham; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015The Reporter provides a monthly summary of Canadian federal legislative and regulatory developments of relevance to federally regulated financial institutions. It does not address Canadian provincial financial services legislative and regulatory developments, although this information is tracked by...
|Pentagon Adopts Amendments of Military Lending Regulations|
Eric J. Dyas; Jones Walker LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015Concluding a process initiated by the Pentagon in 2012, on July 22, the Department of Defense ("DOD") published in the Federal Register amendments to its regulations implementing the Military Lending Act ("MLA"). Background information concerning the adoption of these amendments...
|The South Carolina Third Party Legal Opinion Report|
Laurie A. Becker; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 5, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015Lawyers are frequently asked to deliver legal opinions in a variety of business, corporate and commercial transactions to third parties who are not the lawyer¿s client in the transaction.
|A Bank's Right of Set-off Against a Deposit Account|
Rick L. Knuth; Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough A Professional Corporation;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015Let’s get very clear about one thing: When you deposit money in a bank, your money doesn’t sit in the bank’s vault. It becomes the bank’s money upon deposit. The bank simply owes it back to you or to your order upon demand (a withdrawal or presentment of a check). You, in...
|Continued UDAP/UDAAP Warnings|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
August 4, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015Many banks provide identity theft and credit monitoring products as add-ons to other consumer financial products such as credit cards or deposit accounts. Recent consent orders between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") and financial institutions or their third party...