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Commission seeks view on financial services regulation

The Commission has issued a call for evidence on the benefits, unintended effects, consistency and coherence of the financial legislation adopted in response to the financial crisis. It wants to get a clearer understanding of...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds Bank’s Standing to Challenge Constitutionality of CFPB

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision dismissing a bank’s challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB based on lack of standing. The district court had previously concluded that compliance...more

Federal, State Law Preempts New York City Responsible Banking Act, Federal Court Rules

New York City’s Responsible Banking Act (RBA) is preempted by federal and state law, a federal court has ruled. Pursuant to the New York City Charter, only financial institutions that are designated “deposit banks” by the...more

OCC Identifies Safety and Soundness Risks to National Banks and Federal Savings Associations and Supervisory Priorities

A new report issued by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) identifies top safety and soundness risks to national banks and federal savings associations, as well as OCC supervisory priorities for the...more

Riforma delle Banche Popolari - Le Disposizioni di Attuazione di BKI

Con il decreto legge 24 gennaio 2015 n. 3, entrato in vigore in data 25 gennaio 2015 (il "DL n. 3/2015"), sono state introdotte alcune disposizioni modificative della disciplina delle banche popolari contenuta nel decreto...more

New Rhode Island Banking Regulations to Promote Uniformity

Rhode Island has repealed certain banking regulations and replaced them with new regulations in order to promote uniformity. Banking Regulations 98-14 “Licensees”, 98-14.1 “Lenders and Loan Brokers”, and 98-14.4 “Check...more

Senator Warren Pushes Federal Authorities On Bank Prosecutions

On May 14, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, Attorney General Eric Holder, and SEC Chairman Mary Jo White seeking additional information about the agencies’...more

Federal Reserve Adopts Retail Forex Rules

Standards for banking organizations regulated by the Federal Reserve for Retail Forex are generally comparable to rules adopted by other regulators. ...more

British Bankers’ Association Publishes Paper on Strengthening Professional Standards

On January 15, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) published a submission made to the Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards....more

OCC Semiannual Risk Perspective Highlights Risks Facing Banking Industry

On December 20, the OCC published its Semiannual Risk Perspective for fall 2012, which provides details on risks facing the banking industry. Based on data as of June 30, 2012, the semiannual report highlights risks in (i)...more

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