Policymaking

FEMA ends halt on flood insurance policies during shutdown

12/31/18

The announcement rescinded the agency's earlier guidance issued to industry partners to suspend sales operations as a result of the current lapse in funding from Congress.

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'What will the next idiocy be?': Comments of the year

12/28/18

Readers this year responded to Mick Mulvaney's leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the banking industry's role in the national gun debate, Rep. Maxine Water's upcoming leadership of the Financial Services Committee, the influence of tech companies like Facebook and Amazon on financial services and much more.

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Central bank digital currency might be fool’s gold

12/27/18

Despite some growing support for central banks issuing digital currencies, the practice raises important privacy concerns and questions about the structure of the banking system.

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OCC names Senate Banking lawyer its No. 2

12/26/18

Jonathan Gould, the committee's chief counsel, has been hired by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel.

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Basel framework keeps growing more complex

12/26/18

While much of the debate of the past decade has focused on the Dodd-Frank Act, changes to Basel capital standards have played a big role in adding to the regulatory burden.

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Waters approved to lead House banking panel

12/24/18

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will take the gavel on the Financial Services Committee next term.

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Is Trump a systemic risk?

12/24/18

There is no banking crisis, but the president’s actions are threatening to create one.

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Advocates want CFPB's Kraninger to set limits on debt collectors

12/20/18

Two groups are asking the agency to restrict collectors to "one live conversation per week" with a borrower and up to three phone attempts per week.

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Kraninger’s move to ditch CFPB name change is a savvy one

12/19/18

Kathy Kraninger's unexpected decision is small, but symbolically important. Here's why.

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'BCFP' no more: Kraninger scraps plan to rebrand CFPB

12/19/18

Kathy Kraninger's first official action as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is to reverse course on acting chief Mick Mulvaney's effort to rename it the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, which consumer groups and others had sharply criticized as confusing and costly.

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