A&B Abstract: On September 30, 2021, the Senate confirmed Rohit Chopra to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in a 50-48 vote along party lines. He had been serving as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where he had been a vocal critic of big tech companies and advocated […]
A&B ABstract: Innovative partnerships between banks and nonbanks have expanded lending services to consumers and small businesses. These partnerships, known as marketplace lending arrangements, offer non-traditional loan products to consumers and small businesses. Significantly, state laws establishing interest rate caps do not apply to marketplace lending arrangements where the bank is the true lender. But […]
The qualified mortgage (QM) rules have become a world of contradictions. In a client advisory, our Financial Services & Products Group investigates how the residential mortgage markets can thread the needle between new rulings from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and recent rulings from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
As Alston & Bird is pausing today for a “Day of Learning and Reflection” in observation of Juneteenth, Chairman and Managing Partner Richard Hays posted an open letter regarding recent events, and how Alston & Bird can spur lasting and meaningful change in both the firm and the communities we serve: “As a firm with its […]
A&B Abstract: On April 23, 2020, the attorneys general of 33 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (the “Attorneys General”) sent two letters, one to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) and the other to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD” and collectively with FHFA, the “Agencies”), respectively, noting that […]