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May 03
2011

Dissident dozen say no on pay

Posted by Stephen Taub in Risk Metricsgross-upDodd Frank ActcompensationCareers/Management

Stephen Taub
Janus Capital Group and M.D.C. Holdings are the latest companies to fail to generate majority support for their executive pay practices.

Last week, just 40.1 percent of shareholders approved Janus Capital's compensation package at the asset manager's annual meeting.

M.D.C. Holdings received only 33.4 percent support in its advisory vote on compensation, according to RiskMetrics.

Jan 27
2011

First shot fired over Say on Pay

Posted by Stephen Taub in Say on PayMonsantoLatham & WatkinsDodd Frank ActDodd Frankcompliance

Stephen Taub

Shareholders and companies are on course for a major showdown over one of the provisions of the new Say on Pay mandate under the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.

Under the rule, which the SEC made official earlier this week, companies must hold an advisory vote on its compensation table. This is a non-binding up or down approval for the entire group of executives.

Nov 10
2010

Cut costs with prepaid payroll cards

Posted by dbedell in prepaid cardspayrollDodd Frank Actdebit cardsCash

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Companies are increasingly looking to alternative solutions to reduce costs associated with both internal and external payments.

Prepaid payroll cards are one option that businesses can use to streamline and help automate payroll processes, pay employees faster—thus making for happier staff—and significantly reduce costs and staffing resources dedicated to payroll management.

Oct 14
2010

Card interchange fees in the cross hairs

Posted by dbedell in small businessretailersInterchange feesDodd Frank Actcompliancecard processing

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Minnesotan bank TCF has taken up against changes under the Dodd-Frank Act that will affect interchange fees for debit and pre-paid card processing fees. In fact, the bank has filed a suit against the Federal Reserve Board over the amendments made to the Act that cover interchange fees.

The amendments—known collectively as the Durbin Amendment for Senator Richard Durbin (Ill), who introduced them—mandate the Fed to analyze and regulate the fees that card networks can charge to retail companies for processing debit and pre-paid card transactions. It requires the regulator to ensure the fee structure is “reasonable and proportional” to the processing costs.

Aug 17
2010

FDIC establishes Office of Complex Financial Institutions

Posted by Karen1 in FDICDodd Frank ActCFI

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Last week, the FDIC Board of Directors approved the establishment of an Office of Complex Financial Institutions, or CFI, as it began executing its obligations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. "The FDIC plans to vigorously implement its new authorities under the Dodd-Frank Act, which ends the presumption of ‘too big to fail', for the largest and most complex financial institutions," said FDIC chair Sheila Bair, in announcing the shift. 

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