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Banking balkanisation?

In mid-February 2014, the Federal Reserve approved the final enhanced prudential rule for foreign banking organisations (FBOs) under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The final rule applies enhanced standards to FBOs that...more

State Banking Associations Object To Senators’ Request For Increased Bank Payment System Security Oversight

On March 5, 53 state bankers associations sent a letter to Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen defending banks’ efforts to secure consumer financial data and highlighting the responsibilities of other parties, in...more

Federal Reserve Board Seeks Comment On Designated Utilities’ Risk Management Standards, Payment System Risk Policy

On January 10, the Federal Reserve Board proposed revisions to the Regulation HH risk-management standards for certain financial market utilities that have been designated as systemically important by the Financial Stability...more

Legal Alert: Final Volcker Rule: Update and Key Takeaways

On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures...more

Prudential Regulators Announce Coordinated Action Against Technology Service Provider

Recently, the OCC released a formal agreement it entered with the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and a banking software company to resolve allegations of unsafe and unsound practices relating to the software...more

A Review of, and Insights into, the Volcker Rule Regulations

Executive Summary: ..The final regulations (Regulations) adopted by the five federal financial regulatory agencies (Agencies) on December 10, 2013 to implement the proprietary trading and private fund prohibitions of...more

The Volcker Rule: Great Expectations For Regulating Risk

On Tuesday, December 10, five federal regulatory agencies, the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller and the Commodity Futures...more

Key Provisions of the Volcker Rule Final Regulations for Non-US Banking Entities

The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more

Summary of the Volcker Rule

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity...more

Ready for the Volcker Rule? What to Look For

Over two years after publication of a proposed regulation, a final regulation implementing the so-called “Volcker Rule” is expected to be adopted tomorrow by the five US Federal financial regulatory agencies. Two of them —...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces BSA/AML Enforcement Action Involving International Remittances

On October 31, the Federal Reserve Board released a BSA/AML enforcement action against a Pakistani bank and its New York branch. The Written Agreement addresses examiners’ findings of alleged compliance and risk management...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces BSA/AML Compliance Action

On October 17, the Federal Reserve Board released a cease and desist order against a foreign bank and its New York branch over alleged BSA/AML compliance failures. After entering into a Written Agreement in June 2012 that...more

Special Alert: Agencies Issue Joint Statement On Fair Lending Compliance And The CFPB’s ATR/QM Rule

On October 22, the CFPB, the OCC, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board, and the NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) issued a joint statement (Interagency Statement) in response to inquiries from creditors concerning their...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - August 19, 2013

CFPB Update on Mortgage Regulation Exam Procedures - On August 15, the CFPB released a second update to its exam procedures in connection with mortgage regulations to cover: (i) ability-to-repay; (ii) qualified...more

CFPB, Federal Reserve Board, DOJ Plan Indirect Auto Fair Lending Compliance Event

On July 15, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it will co-host an upcoming consumer compliance webinar with the CFPB and the DOJ entitled “Indirect Auto Lending – Fair Lending Considerations.” ...more

Federal Reserve, OCC and FDIC Propose Higher Capital Requirements for Largest Banks

On July 9, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the Agencies) issued a joint notice of proposed...more

Treatment of Foreign Banks under Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act and Related Push-Out Provisions

Last month, the Federal Reserve Board issued an Interim Final Rule that treats uninsured U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks the same as insured depository institutions ("IDIs") for purposes of Section 716 of the...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The FRB

The FRB Issues Final Basel III Capital Reform Rule - On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board (the “FRB”), in coordination with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Office of the...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2013: The U.S. Federal Reserve Board Charts an Independent Course in the...

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”) in December 2012 issued a proposed rule under the Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) for the enhanced supervision of foreign banking organizations (“FBOs”) and any foreign...more

Federal Reserve Board Requires AML Enhancements Prior To Bank Merger

On June 18, the Federal Reserve Board announced the execution of a written agreement with a bank and its bank and non-bank subsidiaries to resolve alleged shortcomings in the institutions’ BSA/AML compliance programs....more

Federal Reserve Board, Illinois Regulator Issue Joint Enforcement Action Against U.S. Subsidiaries Of Foreign Bank, OCC Issues...

On May 17, the Federal Reserve Board released an April 29, 2013 written agreement between the Federal Reserve Board, an Illinois state regulator, a foreign bank, and its U.S. bank holding company subsidiary (the Holding...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - May 3, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - CREDIT CARDS - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

New Restrictions On Bank “Payday Loans”

Federal bank regulatory agencies have served notice that deposit advance products, sometimes known as bank “payday loans,” will soon be subject to significant new restrictions and heightened supervisory scrutiny. In...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The CFPB, OCC, FDIC, And Fed

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") proposed guidance and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - April 25, 2013

In This Issue: - Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise - Bill Would Force Study of Basel III Impact on Bank Capital Costs - Regulator Wants Enforcement Powers Against Bank...more

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