Competition law questions are increasingly raised in the public debate about the blockchain technology. While there is yet to be any investigation in this field, the policy debate about applying competition law instruments to this disruptive, decentralised technology is heating up. The latest and probably most comprehensive approach to structuring the discussion comes from the
Over the course of the last week, the Federal Banking Agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final rules implementing changes to the capital requirements for bank holding companies (BHCs), savings and loan holding companies (SHLCs) and insured depository institutions (Final Rule).
On June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued proposed modifications to mortgage rules the CFPB had finalized in January 2013. The CFPB’s June 24 proposal would provide “clarifications and some narrow revisions to [the] January 2013 mortgage rules.”
Phillip Berenbroick, an Associate in the D.C. office, contributed to this entry. There has been an explosion in the number and variety of mobile payment services available to consumers in the last couple of years, with new innovations and players growing exponentially. New payments products, including peer-to peer-payments, mobile coupons, contactless options, and mobile wallets
The following is a summary of some of the key issues Congress and the Administration will be debating in 2013. Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to provide further analysis as well as insight into other areas of interest. Agriculture: Tom Vilsack is expected to stay on as Secretary of Agriculture. The
Under regulations adopted earlier this month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), the nation’s larger consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) will for the first time be subject to supervision at the federal level. The new rules were issued pursuant to the CFPB’s authority under section 1024 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection