A “designer” or “synthetic” drug is a structural analog of a controlled substance that mimics the effects of the substance while avoiding classification as illegal. Synthetic copies of pharmaceuticals are common in erectile dysfunction, birth control and…
It’s no secret that there are more and more actors getting into the compliance space. But what are the root causes for all the new rules???
With the presidential election upcoming in 16 months, bank regulations are becoming an increasing part of the national discourse. Even Rick Perry said he wants to break up banks, putting him in the same company as President Obama and Elizabeth Warren.
More central to the debate than bank size is consumer protection. What is the right amount of consumer protection?
This week I attended a session at the ABA Regulatory and Compliance Conference entitled “Compliance Management Systems: Does One Size Fit Most?”. In this session, presenter Elizabeth Snyder, regulatory compliance team leader at Plante Moran, provided insights into the three main areas for a solid compliance management system to help meet heightened regulator expectations.
The creation of the CFPB by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 not only added another financial regulator, it has changed the dynamics of existing regulators. Like an athletic team that has drafted a new player, the incumbents have found themselves sometimes competing, sometimes collaborating.
Or as one bank panelist at the ETA Transact 15 conference in San Francisco put it last week, “we now have the regulatory Olympics.”
Over the last decade, we have seen the proliferation of payment methods and business management tools, resulting in a dramatic reduction of barriers to participate in ecommerce. This growth of alternative payment channels – such as mobile payments, ewallets, and Square – leads to newly enabled buyers from all around the world. This significant increase in global commerce and cross-border payments is a trend that won’t be going away.