FDIC chief on why call reports are getting a makeover


Jelena McWilliams explains the agency's decision to enlist the help of tech innovators to modernize a reporting process that the coronavirus epidemic has exposed as outdated.


OCC’s proposal rightfully directs banks to upgrade


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


We'll be back: OCC examiners are more effective on-site


The acting head of the agency says it cannot continue relying on web-based exams put in place during the coronavirus and will start sending staff into banks.


State regulators look to streamline work for fintechs — and each other


One platform under development will let financial technology startups use a single portal to obtain licenses from multiple states, and another will let states collaborate on examinations.


A new kind of British invasion: Regtech hackathons


Tech sprints that bring regulators together with bank officials, data scientists and software companies originated in the U.K. and have crossed the pond into the U.S.


5 policy hurdles thwarting federal regulators’ fintech ambitions


An outside paper identifies the statutes, regulations and other bureaucratic realities complicating the banking agencies’ efforts to oversee and benefit from rapidly changing technology.


Banks best Big Tech on trust, but not much else


Silicon Valley giants are better innovators, software developers and data managers, but banks' inherent advantages shouldn't be discounted, says Sonny Singh, a senior vice president at Oracle.


Fighting terrorism while helping immigrants a tricky balancing act


The leader of a new Compliance and Payments Task Force dives into how it will address emerging issues of counterterrorism financing in the digital age.


OCC’s Otting on CRA timeline, Camels and fintech legal battles


The three federal bank regulators usually try to issue rules jointly, but Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting on Tuesday pointed to areas where the agencies may move on separate paths.


‘Wall Street’s ledger systems don’t keep honest track of who owns what’


Caitlin Long, member of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, explains why the state has enacted 13 blockchain laws and what they mean for fintechs and banks.