Fintech

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Latest News in Fintech

  • February 28, 2024

    Communication Is Key As CFPB Updates Appeals Process

    Though a recently updated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule expands financial institutions' abilities to appeal supervisory decisions, creating strong relationships and open communication channels with CFPB examiners may help resolve disputes faster than the more cumbersome formal process, says Jason McElroy at Saul Ewing.

  • February 27, 2024

    Bankman-Fried Urges No More Than 6.5 Years For FTX Fraud

    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried asked a Manhattan federal judge late Tuesday for a sentence that releases him "promptly" after his conviction for stealing billions from customers of the now-collapsed crypto exchange, arguing that federal sentencing guidelines recommend no more than six-and-a-half years in prison.

  • February 27, 2024

    Justices Skeptical Of Workability In BofA Preemption Fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared hesitant Tuesday to side with consumers who say that Bank of America and other national banks can't claim exemption from state laws in court without first proving "significant" interference from them, signaling practical concerns about what reversing a contrary Second Circuit decision could entail.

  • February 27, 2024

    Fintech Co. Chime Fined $2.5M Over Customer Service Gripes

    Fintech company Chime will pay $2.5 million to resolve claims that it handled customer complaints in an untimely and unfair manner over three months in 2021 and will ensure customer service support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation announced Tuesday.

  • February 27, 2024

    Ex-Anchorage Digital GC Speaks Out On Leaving Crypto Bank

    The former general counsel for cryptocurrency custodian Anchorage Digital said Tuesday that a continued lack of regulatory clarity for the industry as a whole and the scale of bad actors in the space led her to step down from her role with the digital asset bank late last year.

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