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Federal Banking Agencies Encourage Small-Dollar Lending
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the federal banking agencies (i.e., the FDIC, CFPB, FRB, NCUA, and OCC) issued a joint statement encouraging banks and credit unions to offer responsible small-dollar loans to consumers...
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CARES Act Amends Bankruptcy Code to Address COVID-19 Dislocation
Section 1113 of the CARES Act amends certain provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and will apply to the year following the date on which this new law goes into effect. These changes are primarily designed to benefit small businesses and individuals who...
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“First Come, First Served:” SBA Issues Critical Guidance for Payroll Protection Program Loans
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an Interim Final Rule controlling how $349 billion in short-term business loans under the CARES Act will be allocated. While the SBA is seeking comments from the public, the rule is effective immedia...
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DOJ Rescinds the Cole Memo—What It Means for Your Financial Institution
Reiterating that Congress considers marijuana to be a "dangerous drug" and marijuana activity to be a "serious crime," Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys rescinding various memoranda related to enforcem...
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Update: DOJ Rescinds the Cole Memo—FinCen Guidance Still in Effect, For Now…
In the wake of the shift in federal marijuana enforcement policy, financial institutions have been left to speculate the risk in offering financial services to marijuana-related businesses. While the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforc...
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The STATES Act—A Solution to the Cannabis Banking Problem on the Horizon?
By Danielle Hunt, Kalin Bornemann, Olivia Grabacki, and Jessica Roberts As we previously discussed, financial institutions that offer financial services to the cannabis industry have been operating in a state of uncertainty in the wake of the rescis...
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