Trump plows into Libra debate as politicians face crytpo learning curve


As Congress and the SEC were taking steps to regulate alternative currencies, they required a deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency market and technologies. For those who put off their crypto education, Facebook's Libra is a wake-up call.


Proven bank privacy laws should apply to tech firms, too


The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is a successful privacy law that ought to govern all financial services providers, not just banks.


Payday loan alternative moves forward in California


A bill to regulate firms that give workers early access to unpaid wages passed a key committee this week, but industry groups and advocates are still seeking changes.


Banks take a pass on rollback of overdraft rule


The CFPB asked whether 10-year-old consumer protections against overdrafts are onerous or unfair, especially to smaller financial institutions, but banking industry officials largely said any changes could invite new problems.


CFPB filed no fair-lending enforcement cases last year


The CFPB did not file any fair-lending enforcement actions in the 2018 fiscal year and did not refer any Equal Credit Opportunity Act violations to the Department of Justice.


PayPal, card networks may bear a ‘heavy burden’ with Facebook crypto plan


Visa, Mastercard and PayPal may have boosted the single, greatest risk they face -- that of tougher regulation -- by becoming early backers for Facebook new digital money, called Libra.


Lowering the bar on financial regulation is fraught with risk


A recent proposal by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to focus less on certain nonbank firms and more on risk activities would create unintended economic harm.


Facebook's Libra will force a reckoning on crypto, privacy law


In the eyes of regulators, Facebook and bitcoin have a lot in common. Both challenge citizens' relationship to privacy, and both use technology in ways that current laws were unprepared for.


Facebook's Libra turns foes into allies in regulatory face-off


Facebook is focusing the initial discussions around its cryptocurrency project as a preemptive strike against the privacy and legal concerns the public and politicians have about the huge social network.


Santander’s U.S. units not out of woods yet


Santander Bank and Santander Consumer USA have put many problems behind them in recent years under CEO Scott Powell, but he still has a Federal Reserve enforcement action to resolve and is negotiating with Fiat Chrysler to preserve a crucial auto lending relationship.