Buckley Webcast: Going Negative … Legal issues to consider if the U.S. follows Europe into negative-interest territory
The U.S. has never had negative interest rates, but some banks and lenders are planning for the possibility as the 30-Year Treasury sits at around 125 basis points north of zero and seems poised to go lower. Negative rates in Europe brought to light several legal issues that some U.S. banks and investors are now anticipating. Buckley attorneys Jeff Naimon, Kari Hall, and Sasha Leonhardt discussed some of the legal issues that this unexpected economic circumstance would raise for financial services companies — specifically, how negative interest might be treated under current regulations, account types that might not allow negative interest, and disclosure considerations.
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