OCC

Banks can hold stablecoin-related assets for customers, OCC says

09/21/20

The agency issued an interpretive letter on stablecoins two months after permitting institutions to provide wallet services for cryptocurrency holdings.

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States are well equipped to regulate fintechs

09/21/20

The OCC is trying to seize jurisdiction by arguing that current supervision is haphazard. But states are already working together to streamline regulation while continuing to enforce consumer protections and encourage innovation.

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Fed plan to reform CRA at odds with OCC rule

09/21/20

The central bank's proposal to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act differs markedly from the OCC's regulation in testing, data collection and other areas.

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Fed, Treasury clarify underwriting rules for Main Street loans

09/18/20

The Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department released a set of FAQ's aimed to clearing up misconceptions about the Main Street Lending program and encouraging more bank participation.

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Fed to pitch CRA revamp of its own as regulators chart different paths

09/17/20

The Federal Reserve Board will discuss an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the Community Reinvestment Act at an open meeting. The central bank had previously declined to support an OCC rule overhauling the 1977 law.

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Countering OCC, states announce streamlined payments exams

09/15/20

With the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency considering a special charter for payments firms, a state regulator group said large money transmitters can opt for the “one company, one exam” program next year.

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Citi using Revlon snafu to fix risk management

09/14/20

Citigroup will establish new internal oversight guidelines, spend more on technology and take other steps to upgrade risk systems, CFO Mark Mason said at an industry conference in discussing the aftermath of the bank’s mistaken $900 million payment.

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OCC chief goes too far reimagining national bank charter

09/14/20

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks’ focus on allowing fintech firms into the federal banking sphere appears to have a more ambitious and risky goal: redefining the agency’s regulatory focus.

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OCC chief, N.Y. regulator dig in on fintech chartering, preemption

09/09/20

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks and Department of Financial Services Superintendent Linda Lacewell stuck to opposing scripts on whether federal or state regulators are best equipped to protect consumers and supervise new entrants into the banking system.

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State oversight of payments giants ‘a vestige of history,' Brooks says

09/08/20

In a sharp escalation of the battle over the future of the dual banking system, the acting chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency suggested that states should defer to federal authority in supervising global money transmitters.

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