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|New Tennessee Reporting Requirements for Banks and Online Payment Networks|
Charles Reid Barrineau, Edward H. Brown, Joshua A. Ehrenfeld, James M. McCarten, Allen Sullivan; Burr & Forman LLP;
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 2016With the start of the 2016 tax reporting season, taxpayers making certain payments to a person or entity with a Tennessee address may find that Tennessee has added to the number of information returns they need to file.
|The EBA’s New Remuneration Guidelines: Expanding the Scope of the Bonus Cap|
Neil Macleod, David Quirolo, Nick Shiren, Jeremiah M. Wagner; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 29, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016On 21 December 2015 the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published its final guidelines on sound remuneration policies (the “Guidelines”), together with its opinion on proportionality (the “EBA Opinion”).
|An Introduction to PCI DSS|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 28, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") is a contractual standard for the protection of data regarding payment cards issued by the major card brands, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Organizations that accept payment card transactions or store, process...
|Are You Ready for the Emerging Market Credit Bust?|
Corinne Ball, Ferdinand Mason, Stephen J. Pearson, Jayant W. Tambe; Jones Day;
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 2016Many commentators predict that a wave of emerging market ("EM") credit defaults will cause the next financial crisis. Despite being only a few days old, 2016 has already seen a major wobble in Chinese stocks and a second default by Puerto Rico. EM corporate debt outside the financial...
|Virtual Currencies and the Risks They Bring to Community Banks and the Financial Industry|
Nicholas P. Mooney; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
January 25, 2016, previously published on December 30, 2015Virtual currencies are once again at the forefront of discussion about top issues facing community banks and the financial industry as a whole. The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”), a trade association representing more than 6,500 community banks, recently published its...
|CFPB Responds to MBA Concerns Over TRID|
Neal C. Wise; Jones Walker LLP;
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016On December 21, 2015, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) sent aletter to the CFPB seeking guidance on industry concern that secondary market purchasers of mortgage loans were rejecting a high rate of these loans due to technical violations of the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. In...
|Recent Consent Order Enhances Fair Lending Risks to Financial Institutions|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015In late September 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Hudson City Savings Bank, Paramus, New Jersey, entered into a Consent Order to settle allegations of violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. The terms of...
|U.S. Supreme Court Rules Fair Housing Act May Be Violated Without Intent|
Floyd Boone, Julia A. Chincheck, Sandra M. Murphy; Bowles Rice LLP;
January 4, 2016, previously published on July 7, 2015On Thursday, June 25, in a decision long-awaited by the banking and financial services community, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Fair Housing Act ("FHA") may be violated without establishing that a defendant intended or was motivated to discriminate based upon race, color,...
|Getting the Deal Through Loans and Secured Financing, Greece Chapter|
Athanasia Tsene; M. & P. Bernitsas Law Offices;
December 23, 2015, previously published by Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Loans & Secured Financing 2016, (published in August 2015; contributing editor: George E Zobitz, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com. on August 2015The title covers all aspects of the leveraged loan and secured lending markets and includes expert analysis on: advantages and disadvantages of bank loans versus debt securities; common forms of bank loan facilities; loan terms and structures; disclosure requirements; investor limitations; limits...
|Foreign Banks, U.S. Branches, and Equity Swaps|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 22, 2015, previously published on December 08, 2015When foreign banks doing business in the U.S. calculate gain or loss from equity swaps, they would do well to pay attention to common law doctrines of beneficial ownership. This is the case even though these doctrines have recently lost much of their relevance for withholding tax purposes.