Posts by Davis Wright Tremaine
China’s e-commerce market, with an annual turnover of more than 3.8 trillion yuan last year, has become the largest in the world. The various laws and regulations that were enacted by different authorities at different times can no longer keep up with the new issues and new challenges. With the foregoing background, Chinese lawmakers recently post… Read the rest
On October 13, the DWT Payments team briefed the Consumer Working Group of the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) on the CFPB’s final prepaid account rule. The presentation focused on the following topics:
Scope of the Rule
Periodic Statements – and Alternatives
Regulation Z Overdraft
Effectiv… Read the rest
Adam Maarec, member of DWT Payments Team, along with John C. Morton, member of Gordon Feinblatt’s Financial Services Practice Group, recently published an updated survey of activities identified by the Dodd-Frank Act as unfair, deceptive, or abusive related to consumer financial products. The survey covers relevant UDAAP activities that occu… Read the rest
At ACI’s 13th National Forum on Emerging Payment Systems Conference in Washington, D.C., DWT’s Emerging Payments and Prepaid practice leader, Andy Lorentz, discussed the climate for payments innovation in the context of the OCC’s “FinTech” charter. During the discussion, which was presented as part of a panel entitl… Read the rest
At ACI’s recent the 12th National Forum on Emerging Payment Systems in San Francisco, Andy Lorentz, the leader of DWT’s Emerging Payments and Prepaid practice, served as conference co-chair and presented as part of a panel entitled “Mobile Payment Systems and the Challenges Facing Financial Inclusion: Managing the Expe… Read the rest
PLA today posts materials prepared by Norm Page, Chair of DWT’s China Practice and Adjunct Professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law, regarding cross-border financing transactions between China and the United States. PLA hopes that these materials will provide those practicing in this area with a thorough reference as wel… Read the rest
For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying customers of the breach and offering credit protection services to them.
DWT PrivSec and Payments team member Cou… Read the rest
The days of swiping a credit card on a card reader are over.
Companies are increasingly exploring new and creative ways to allow their customers to pay for items using smartphones, computers, and mobile technologies. In a webinar scheduled for 12 PM EDT on Thursday, May 12, DWT Privacy and Security and Payments team member Courtney Stout, along with David Ze… Read the rest
At this week’s NBPCA Power of Prepaid conference in Washington, DC, DWT Payments team member Adam Maarec joined a panel entitled “Spotlight on CFPB Enforcement: Uncovering Recent Trends, Targets and Priorities Surrounding Prepaid” to discuss, amongst other topics, UDAAP as a CFPB enforcement priority; spotting unfairness, deception, and abu… Read the rest
The PCI Council has released a new version of its data security standard, PCI DSS v. 3.2. For more information from the PCI Council, click here. Look for our analysis and free webinar announcement next week!… Read the rest
Understanding the payments regulatory environment in China—both the existing regime and pending developments—is essential for companies engaged in cross-border payments activities (particularly non-financial institutions). At the recent 2016 Digital Payments Intensive in London, DWT Payments team member Vincent Wang, a partner in our Sha… Read the rest
DWT Consumer Financial Services team members Adam Maarec and Allison May attended last week’s Annual Symposium of Women in Housing and Finance, which focused on the impact of financial technology. A few of the most notable comments are summarized below.
Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, explained how blockchain technology has the potent… Read the rest
At the 2016 Digital Payments Intensive in London, DWT Emerging Payments and Prepaid team leader Andy Lorentz offered attendees insight into some major recent and upcoming developments with respect to regulation of consumer financial services activities in the United States this year. Such developments include everything from pending rules on pre… Read the rest
In an effort to help companies better understand the implications of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s enforcement actions involving allegations of abusive conduct taken under the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, DWT Payments team member Adam Maarec, along with Laurie Lucas (associate professo… Read the rest
PLA today posts publicly available materials relating to First Data’s Clover and TransArmor solutions. To facilitate reference to these materials, as well as to the excerpts from the First Data S-1 that we posted last fall (and future posts of First Data materials, as the opportunity arises), we are creating a “First Data Materials” section on ou… Read the rest
How to Improve Data Security in Payment Systems: Changing Risks and Changing Technology for In-House Counsel
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
12:00 PM EDT
Davis Wright Tremaine presents this audio web cast through Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center in partnership with West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business.
With new technology behind how credit card tr… Read the rest
The intersection of technology and financial services innovation raises a host of regulatory questions for new participants, and that’s before thinking about how those regulations are evolving to keep pace with new developments. DWT’s Emerging Payments and Prepaid practice leader Andy Lorentz joined Tommy Nicholas (Co-Founder, Alloy.co), Wre… Read the rest
Nonprofits engaged in fundraising from the general public have been “crowdfunding” for centuries! Now, however, there is a profusion of online crowdfunding platforms of different types, each with its own benefits and attendant payments-related issues.
Andy Lorentz and David Lawson from the DWT Payments team met with non-profit l… Read the rest
DWT and the Financial Services Roundtable jointly presented a webinar on the CFPB’s latest CARD Act Report and its potential impact on the credit card market in January 2015. In case you missed it (or want to listen again), a recording of the webinar is now available by clicking here.
DWT Payments team members Andy Owens and Adam Maarec were joined by Rich Fo… Read the rest
DWT Payments Team member Adam Maarec recently published an updated Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Under the Dodd-Frank Act. The survey covers activities that occurred during the second half of 2015. Source documents for each of the enforcement actions referenced in the survey are available in our UDAAP database.
We i… Read the rest
PLA today posts “Simplification of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test,” in which Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam Chilton, both of the University of Chicago School of Law, having studied the consumer impact of such disclosures, conclude: “Our results reveal that none of the simplification techniques help inform respondents or affect their beha… Read the rest
DWT’s Payments Team participated in the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee’s Winter Meeting in Park City, Utah last week. Andrew Owens delivered a presentation on advertising and issuing credit online during the program’s kick-off event, and Adam Maarec participated in a panel on how to integrate unfair, deceptive, or abusive act or prac… Read the rest
Thursday, January 21, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Join us for a discussion of the CFPB’s latest CARD Act Report and its potential impact on the credit card market, jointly presented by Davis Wright Tremaine’s Payments Team and the Financial Services Roundtable. We’ll explore the concerns expressed by the CFPB, including not only such “he… Read the rest
PLA today updates the UDAAP database with a series of enforcement actions from the CFPB and, notably, the prudential regulators.
The majority of enforcement actions involving allegedly unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP) over the last six months have been filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using its UDAAP po… Read the rest