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SoFi applies to open a national bank

07/09/20

If it’s approved, the charter is expected to lower the fintech’s cost of funds and allow for more product offerings. It comes nearly three years after SoFi pulled the plug on an earlier effort to open an industrial bank.

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House Democrats vote to reverse CRA rule

06/30/20

While the resolution sends a message of disapproval of the OCC’s reform of the anti-redlining law, the Republican-controlled Senate is not expected to consider the measure.

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Rocky road ahead for bank profitability: OCC

06/29/20

With multiple business sectors reeling from the pandemic, banks are facing tighter net interest margins, provisioning more for losses and seeing their balance sheets expand, the agency said in a report.

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Where FDIC, OCC chiefs differ on post-pandemic banking

06/26/20

While they are not dramatically opposed, Jelena McWilliams and Brian Brooks have articulated their own ideas on postal banking and the use of artificial intelligence in lending.

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Regulators update Volcker, swaps and rate-cap rules

06/25/20

Five financial regulatory agencies clarified the meaning of "covered funds" under the Volcker Rule. Meanwhile, the FDIC gave certain banks more flexibility in interaffiliate exchanges of swaps and adopted a workaround of a court decision governing interest rates on loans sold across state lines.

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Societal upheaval strengthens case to expand CRA to nonbanks: Ludwig

06/22/20

Former Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig says making online lenders, credit unions and other nonbanks comply with the Community Reinvestment Act would be a powerful tool in addressing racial and economic injustices.

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OCC to lower assessment fees despite surge in bank assets

06/22/20

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will use year-end 2019 asset totals in its calculating its next assessment, saying national banks "should not be penalized" for adding emergency loans to their books during the pandemic.

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Warren and Brown urge regulators to undo recent capital change

06/22/20

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren are asking three federal agencies to reverse changes that allow banks to exclude certain items from their supplementary leverage ratio.

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OCC, Texas bank enter into formal agreement tied to BSA compliance

06/19/20

CBTX in Houston must develop policies and procedures, along with a training program, to address deficiencies in its bank's compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act.

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Juneteenth, OCC targeting ex-Wells execs, deposit glut: Top stories of the week

06/19/20

JPMorgan Chase, Fifth Third, Truist among banks closing early to observe Juneteenth; inside the OCC's effort to extract $37.5M from former Wells Fargo execs; banks are at a loss what to do with record amount of funds; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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