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The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection

Ordinary Consumer and Commercial Transactions Are Not Swaps Under Dodd-Frank

Consumer Protection, Derivatives As permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act,  the SEC and CFTC, in consultation with the Federal Reserve Board, have proposed to further define the term “swap.”  Commenters on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking pointed out a number of areas in which a broad reading of the swap and security-based swap definitions could cover certain consumer […] Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011

Federal Reserve Proposes Rule Pertaining to a Consumer’s Ability to Repay a Mortgage

Banking, Consumer Protection The Federal Reserve Board has requested public comment on a proposed rule under Regulation Z that would require creditors to determine a consumer’s ability to repay a... Read more →

by   |   April 21, 2011

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CFPB and National Association of Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Working Group Release Joint Statement of Principles

Consumer Protection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, and the Presidential Initiative Working Group of the National Association of Attorneys General announced agreement on a Joint... Read more →

by   |   April 12, 2011

Fed Adopts Consumer Protection for Loans and Leases, Including Car Leases

Banking, Consumer Protection The Federal Reserve Board has adopted two rules that would expand the coverage of consumer protection regulations to credit transactions and leases of higher dollar amounts. The... Read more →

by   |   March 26, 2011