Speaking Engagement

​​​​​​​Buy Now Pay Later: Risks and Rewards

American Bankers Association

Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX

Blank Rome partner Scott D. Samlin will serve as a panelist at the American Bankers Association’s Risk and Compliance Conference, being held June 13 through 16, 2023, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Buy Now Pay Later: Risks and Rewards
Wednesday, June 14  |  3:00–3:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 15  |  10:45–11:30 a.m.

It’s a layaway installment program resurrected all over again. Or is it really? Buy now, pay later (“BNPL”) loans have exploded in recent years in the consumer market as free and easy to use credit. But with all the convenience, what are the true risks and opportunities for banks and others to get their piece of the pie? Recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports and insights open a path for expansion with important cautions. This session will discuss the pros and cons of entering the BNPL market and ways to mitigate compliance risks.


  • Moderator: Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., Executive Vice President- Internal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, First National Bank Long Island
  • Nessa Feddis, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Regulatory Compliance and Policy, American Bankers Association
  • Michael R. Guerrero, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Scott D. Samlin, Partner, Blank Rome


Risks don’t exist in silos—why should your skills? It’s time for the risk and compliance communities to unite to protect banks from increasingly interconnected and complex threats. American Bankers Association is leading the industry forward by elevating the collaboration of risk and compliance professionals with a brand-new event. ABA Risk and Compliance Conference is a combination of two powerhouse events: Risk Management Conference and Regulatory Compliance Conference and will strengthen the effectiveness of both teams to withstand regulatory scrutiny and control tomorrow’s threats today.

With this conference, bankers can continue to hone their skills and expertise in their respective risk and compliance areas—while examining the connections between the two and exploring best practices and leading solutions to help mitigate risks and meet regulatory expectations.

For more information, please visit the conference webpage.