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|Sound Legal Advice Can Strengthen Your Business|
Bryan C. Haynes; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2014In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, “Forget the fees, this is why businesses need sound legal advice,” Chris Griffiths discusses how sound legal advice can strengthen your business.
|CFPB Issues Proposed Rule to Regulate Prepaid Products|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On Nov. 13, the CFPB issued a proposed rule, which has been in development for over two years, that would impose new requirements on prepaid products. The CFPB issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on prepaid cards in May 2012 and also released a study of the prepaid market in conjunction...
|Advisory Boards Contribute to the Success of Business|
Bryan C. Haynes; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2014In a recent article in the Financial Post, “Advisory boards boost Canadian small businesses, but only 6% use one, study says,” Armina Ligaya describes how advisory boards can make a difference in your business.
|Revised CRA Policy Heralds Focus on Contemporaneous Transfer Pricing Documentation|
Claire M.C. Kennedy; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2014CRA released an updated transfer pricing memorandum, TPM-05R, Requests for Contemporaneous Documentation, in March, which describes the procedural aspects of transfer pricing documentation requirements in substantially more detail than its predecessor. The new policy document does not contain large...
|Financial Stability Oversight Council Names MetLife for Consolidated Supervision and Enhanced Prudential Standards--Basis Document Included|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014The Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC" or "Council") announced yesterday, December 18, 2014, that it voted to designate MetLife, Inc. ("MetLife") as a nonbank financial company in order to address potential threats to U.S. financial stability.
|Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact|
Christine L. Swanick, Wilda Wahpepah; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2014A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a Tribal-State Compact are invalid and violate the Indian Gaming...
|CFTC Staff Liberalizes Conditions of Clearing No-Action Relief for Eligible Treasury Affiliates|
John G. A. Benton, Joshua Cohn, Curtis A. Doty; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 05, 2014In No-Action letter 14-144 (“Letter 14-144”), the Division of Clearing and Risk of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “Division”) amended and restated No-Action letter 13-22 (“Letter 13-22”) in order to remove or amend several of the restrictive...
|CFPB Proposes Rules For Prepaid Products|
Erich M. Hellmold, Aaron M. Kaslow, Kevin M. Toomey; Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014On November 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a proposed rule (the “Proposal”) that would provide significant consumer protections for prepaid accounts through substantial amendments to Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfer Act) and Regulation Z...
|D.C. District Court Vacates HUD’s Disparate Impact Rule; Sets Stage for Supreme Court|
Christina M. Gattuso, Erich M. Hellmond, Aaron M. Kaslow, Kevin M. Toomey; Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014On November 3, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a major ruling that could ultimately change the way financial institutions look at lending compliance. As the Supreme Court readies itself to hear the same issue, the D.C. District Court vacated the Department of...
|FDIC Issues Guidance for State Banks Engaging in Activities Permissible for National Banks|
Scott A. Brown, Erich M. Hellmold, Aaron Kaslow, Kevin M. Toomey; Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014On November 19, 2014, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) issued Financial Institution Letter 54-2014, Filing and Documentation Procedures for State Banks Engaging, Directly or Indirectly, in Activities or Investments That Are Permissible for National Banks...