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California Enacts “Mini-CFPB” Law, Significantly Altering Financial Services Regulation in the State

USA - September 25 2020 On September 25, 2020, California Governor Newsom signed AB-1864 into law, which will significantly change the landscape of consumer financial…

CSBS Rolls Out Joint Examination Initiative for Nationwide Payments Firms

USA - September 21 2020 On September 17, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced that at least 40 states will establish a joint examination process for…

Remittance Companies in CFPB’s Crosshairs

USA - September 14 2020 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced settlements with two remittance transfer providers for violations of the…

The OCC Tells Cryptocurrency Holders to Take It to the Bank: National Banks and FSAs Can Now (Definitively) Provide Custodial Services for Cryptocurrency

USA - July 29 2020 On 22 July, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an interpretive letter confirming that national banks and federal savings…

FATF report to the G20 on stablecoins

Global - July 14 2020 Stablecoins have attracted much regulatory attention lately. The G7 working group on stablecoins, the International Organization of Securities…

New EU digital finance rules by the end of 2020

European Union - July 9 2020 In a recent address on digital finance in the context of the European Commission’s Digital Finance Outreach, European Commission Executive…

An Empire State Glimmer of Hope for Crypto

USA - June 27 2020 It’s no secret that accessing the New York market is difficult, if not impossible, for some digital asset companies, especially those in their early…

It’s BA-ACK! OCC planning a new fintech charter: “Payments Charter 1.0”

USA - June 25 2020 American Bankers Association’s podcast that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) is planning to introduce “Payments Charter 1.0”…

The OCC’S ANPR on Digital Banking: Is this a Harbinger for Digital and Open Banking in the US?

USA - June 19 2020 The office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on June 3, 2020, focusing on digital…

OCC Issues Final Rule to Fix Madden

USA - June 15 2020 On May 29, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued a final rule (https://www.occ…