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Interagency Guidance Issued Regarding Deposit Reconciliation Practices

Federal banking agencies have advised financial institutions to adopt deposit reconciliation policies and practices for customer accounts, and to effectively manage the institution’s deposit reconciliation practices to comply...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2016 #4

Breaking News - Solicitor General Files Brief in Madden v. Midland Funding - On May 24, the U.S Solicitor General (SG) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court (the Court) in the matter of Madden v. Midland...more

Regulators Issue New Guidance on Expectations of Deposit Reconciliations: Beware of the UDAAP Implications

In response to a recent consent order against a depository institution and several other examinations of major banks, five federal financial regulators have issued an inter-agency guidance ensuring that depository...more

Banking Agencies Issue Deposit-Reconciliation Best Practices

Five federal regulators on Wednesday – the FDIC, the Fed, CFPB, NCUA, and OCC – issued an interagency guidance applicable to all FDIC-supervised financial institutions describing expectations for effective...more

GAO's Report Suggests Congress Give CFPB More Oversight

This past February, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report to Congress entitled "Financial Regulation – Complex and Fragmented Structure Could Be Streamlined to Improve Effectiveness" (the...more

Has your business appointed a whistleblowers' champion?

If your firm is a UK deposit-taker with assets greater than £250 million, a Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) designated investment firm or a firm within the scope of Solvency II, you should have appointed a...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Senators Introduce SAFE Lending Act - On April 7, 2016, several Democratic Senators introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act, SAFE 2016, which is designed to change the manner in which...more

The FDIC Rescinds De Novo Time Period Extension

On April 6, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) rescinded Financial Institution Letter (FIL) 50-2009, Enhanced Supervisory Procedures for Newly Insured FDIC-Supervised Depository Institutions. ...more

FDIC Action Encourages De Novo Bank Charter Applications

On April 6, 2016, the FDIC rescinded its 2009 Financial Institutions Letter concerning enhanced scrutiny for newly insured FDIC-supervised depository institutions. The 2009 Financial Institution Letter, among other things,...more

NACHA Issues Amendments to Operating Rules on Same-Day ACH Payments, Unauthorized Entry Fees and Disclosures for POS Entries

The NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association (“NACHA”) has adopted several amendments to its Operating Rules and Guidelines (“NACHA Rules”) that could significantly impact the operations of financial institutions....more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Latest Statistics Regarding Luxembourg UCITS - ALFI (the Luxembourg Fund Association) released figures outlining the footprint of Luxembourg domiciled UCITS on 9 March 2016, showing the volume of assets under management...more

What's Happening on UCITS V?

Where are we on implementation? Are we nearly there yet? Yes and no. The UCITS V directive comes into force on 18 March 2016. But: Additional implementing rules (known as "Level 2") on the duties of UCITS...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 8

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Information Regarding Firm Culture and Values - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is requesting firms to submit information regarding their organizational culture and how...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Issues Interim Final Rule Regarding Dividend Payments on Reserve Bank Capital...

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued an interim final rule amending Regulation I to implement provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The FAST Act reduced the dividend rate...more

Doors to Financial Relationship With Cuba Continue to Squeak Open

Why it matters - Continuing to ease the restrictions on financial relationships with Cuba, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced additional policy changes to "remove existing...more

Revised Capital Framework for Depository Institution Holding Companies Organized as LLCs and Partnerships

The Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) has adopted amendments to the Board’s regulatory capital framework (“Regulation Q”), that clarify how the revised regulatory capital framework applies to depository institution holding...more

UK Regulator Publishes Final Rules on Implementing the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive...

The Financial Conduct Authority published a Policy Statement and final rules on the Implementation of the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive V. The Policy Statement sets out final...more

New Rules on Currency Control and Deposit Insurance in Azerbaijan

In the wake of the latest devaluation of Azerbaijani currency and falling oil prices, the Azerbaijani Parliament passed in the first reading several laws that are expected to have lasting impact....more

Commission publishes Delegated Regulations

The Commission has published Delegated Regulations on: - laying down general principles and criteria for the investment strategy and rules for the administration of the single resolution fund (SRF) under the single...more

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation on Obligations of Depositaries Required by UCITS V

The European Commission has adopted a Delegated Regulation (C(2015) 9160) supplementing the UCITS IV Directive (2009/65/EC) on the obligations of depositaries. The Delegated Regulation sets out provisions relating to issues...more

The Federal Reserve Board Issues Final Rule Adopting Amendments to the Board’s Regulatory Capital Rules for Non-Traditional Stock...

On December 4, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) issued a final rule adopting amendments to the Board’s regulatory capital framework (“Regulation Q”) that was issued in June 2013. The...more

House Passes Bill to Curb QM requirements

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide a safe harbor exception for depository institutions from certain provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, and for mortgage originators from...more

CFPB Latest Complaint Snapshot Highlights Bank Account Service Complaints, Complaint Trends in Connecticut

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or "Bureau")'s November complaint snapshot ("Snapshot") released last week focuses on complaints about bank and other deposit account services, and trends in complaints from...more

House Passes Bills that Impact CFPB Mortgage and Auto Lending Policies

On November 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 1210 and H.R. 1737, both of which will affect CFPB policies governing the mortgage and auto lending industries. The “Portfolio Lending and Mortgage...more

House passes bill to curb QM requirements

On November 18, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide a safe harbor exception for depository institutions from certain provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, and for...more

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