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Where banking-fintech partnerships fall short

09/18/19

Fintechs that simply offer cosmetic upgrades to the cumbersome American banking system won't survive.

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Is multiple choice the right way to go on cybersecurity standards?

09/16/19

Regulators are letting banks choose from among four security frameworks, but some observers are urging a more prescriptive approach.

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OCC can't claim victory despite dismissal of fintech charter suit

09/16/19

A federal judge blocked state regulators from suing the agency over its new charter, but it’s still unclear whether fintechs would even apply.

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Tribal leaders hope CRA plan could help bring more foreign bank help

09/13/19

Native American tribal leaders are hoping foreign banks might step in to provide added assistance if regulators act on a plan leaders have put forward to designate Indian country as its own area under the CRA.

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OCC approves Fifth Third’s conversion to national bank

09/10/19

The Cincinnati bank applied in May to convert its Ohio state charter amid an expansion into Texas and Colorado and the completion of its merger with MB Financial.

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Judge tosses out state regulators’ challenge of OCC charter a second time

09/04/19

With no fintech applicant officially seeking the agency’s specialized charter, Judge Dabney Friedrich said claims by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors still were not ripe.

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CFPB should have a say in bank mergers

09/03/19

An agency with a mission to protect consumers deserves to have a role in approving M&A deals.

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Tribes push for historic carve-out in CRA reform plan

09/02/19

Seeking to expand financial services access, tribal officials and some firms want regulators to award Community Reinvestment Act credit to any bank that funds projects in Native American communities.

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Regulators aren’t done rolling back Volcker Rule

08/25/19

The agencies handed banks a significant victory when they finalized revisions to the Dodd-Frank proprietary trading ban, but officials also plan to re-propose changes to the “covered funds” section of the rule.

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'A compliance nightmare': Comments of the week

08/22/19

Readers react to regulators revamping the Volcker Rule and the U.S. Postal Service getting into banking, criticize HUD's plan to make it harder for consumers to allege discrimination and more.

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