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OCC’s proposal rightfully directs banks to upgrade

06/17/20

The agency’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking, which would require banks to evolve with technology, shows foresight that policymakers too often lack.

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Libra Association names Stuart Levey as CEO ahead of regulatory push

05/06/20

The former Treasury Department official would be the first CEO of the digital currency association, which is seeking payment licenses in the U.S. and Europe.

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New coronavirus funding stalls; mortgage lenders pressure Mnuchin

04/17/20

Partisan differences get in the way of new aid program for small businesses as SBA program runs out of money; loan servicers want a bailout as defaults expected.

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Why Congress considered a digital dollar in its coronavirus response

03/24/20

The coronavirus stimulus package has resurrected calls for the U.S. government to offer a central bank digital currency, public mobile wallets and postal banking—controversial ideas that are hard to pull off, but exist outside the U.S. and could dent interchange fees and private stablecoin projects like Facebook’s Libra.

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Facebook weighs Libra revamp to address regulatory concerns

03/04/20

Facebook and its partners are considering redesigning the Libra cryptocurrency project so that the network accepts multiple coins, including those issued by central banks, in an effort to woo reluctant global regulators and rebuild momentum for the plan.

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Intuit eyes Credit Karma; JPMorgan Chase plans U.K. digital bank

02/24/20

The deal, which could be announced Monday, would push the TurboTax maker into consumer finance; the bank would follow U.S. rival Goldman Sachs into the British market.

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Banking 2025: The struggle to avoid becoming the ‘dumb utility’

01/08/20

In trying to adapt and survive in an increasingly tech-dominated world, banks may unintentionally give up their most valuable commodity — their relationship with the consumer, and the data that comes with it.

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Banking 2025: Can regulators catch up to tech changes?

01/07/20

Policymaking has moved at an agonizingly slow speed compared with the exponential growth of technology, leaving regulators and lawmakers facing a huge task over how to keep up. 

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Libra: The opening act of a modern regulatory drama

12/09/19

Facebook’s stablecoin initiative has inspired countless ideas about how to put fintech under the control of federal regulators. Here are the most critical questions.

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'What could possibly go wrong?': Comments of the week

11/21/19

Readers react to the FDIC's proposal allowing banks to hire ex-cons, regulators looking into climate-change risk at banks, whether rewards programs drive loyal customers and more.

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