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|Non-Performing Loan Transactions in Italy; Guarantee to be Provided by Italian Government|
Giuseppe Mezzapesa, Francesco Squerzoni, Mario Todino, Vinicio Trombetti; Jones Day;
February 5, 2016, previously published on January 2016On January 26, 2016, the Italian Government and the European Commission have agreed on the terms under which guarantees may be provided by the Italian Government for Non-Performing Loan (“NPL”) transactions.
|Panama Adopts New Legislation to Supress Money
Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Massive Weapons Proliferation|
Juan Jose Espino S.; Pardini & Asociados;
February 5, 2016, previously published on July 2015The Law responds to the continuous international claims and the listing of Panama in the FATF gray list.
|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...
|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,...
|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...