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Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017 #2

Editor's Note - Attack of the State AGs. On December 12, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and 16 other state attorneys general (State AGs) sent a letter to President Trump arguing that past statements by Mick...more

Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017

Editor's Note - We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges. In 2013, former financial advisor, Raymond Lucia, was fined and barred from the industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for material misrepresentations to...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #4

Editor's Note - A Tale of Two Agencies. On November 27, Joseph M. Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Otting seamlessly succeeded Keith A. Noreika, who became Acting Comptroller in May 2017...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #3

Editor's Note - A Rare Example of Common Sense From Washington. On November 13, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and four Democratic members of the committee announced an agreement on legislative...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #2

Editor's Note - Change at the Fed. As expected, on November 2, President Trump nominated Jerome H. Powell to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) for a term of four years beginning...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate’s 2018 budget resolution, potentially paving the way for tax reform; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2017 #2

Editor's Note - CFPB Outlines Principles for Consumer-Authorized Financial Data Sharing and Aggregation. How companies share consumer data, and how much they tell consumers about their information sharing practices, has...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2017

Editor's Note - Swimming Against the Tide. As discussed below, the Trump administration’s plans for financial regulatory reform are beginning to take shape, especially in agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2017 #4

Editor's Note - Translating Goals Into Action.Many financial institutions likely would say that financial regulatory reform in the Trump administration has fallen short of expectations, at least so far. While various...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2017 #3

Editor's Note - Cybersecurity Returns to Center Stage. The Equifax breach and recent news that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) EDGAR test filing system was hacked in 2016 have brought cybersecurity back to...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2017 #2

Editor's Note - In This Issue. Federal banking agencies are seeking public comment on their proposed revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a small...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2017

Editor's Note - The Roundup has been on hiatus since its August 23 edition. Since then, we have had the misfortune to witness the widespread devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our hearts go out to the...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017 #4

Editor's Note - DOJ Emphatically Ends Operation Chokepoint. After four years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the formal end of its controversial Operation Chokepoint initiative. Launched in 2013, Operation...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017 #3

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Department of Labor (DOL) filed a Notice of Administrative Action seeking to delay the Fiduciary Rule until July 2019; federal banking agencies issued guidance on the capital treatment of...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017 #2

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released prototypes of “Know Before You Owe” overdraft disclosure forms and provided an updated rulemaking agenda for 2017; the Federal Reserve...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2017

Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it was seeking public comments on revising the Volcker Rule; the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offered a window...more

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017 #3

Editor's Note - Going Strong to the Mic. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) proposed special purpose nondepository national bank charter for FinTech companies (FinTech Charter) has long been the source...more

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017 #2

Editor's Note - In This Issue. After making a splash with the finalized version of its Arbitration Rule, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed temporary adjustments to the reporting requirements for...more

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017

Editor's Note - Fireworks After the July 4th Holiday. On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the highly anticipated final Arbitration Rule, which prohibits the use of mandatory arbitration...more

Financial Services Weekly News - June 2017 #4

Editor's Note - Happy Independence Day. “The United States is the only country with a known birthday. All the rest began, they know not when, and grew into power, they know not how... There is no “Republican,” no...more

Financial Services Weekly News - June 2017 #3

Editor's Note - In This Issue. President Trump announced his intended nominee for Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed updates to its...more

Financial Services Weekly News - June 2017 #2

Editor's Note - Financial Regulatory Reform Picks Up Speed. The Trump administration, which views burdensome and costly regulation as a significant impediment to lending and economic growth, has consistently maintained...more

Financial Services Weekly News - June 2017

Editor's Note - Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Disgorgement Powers. On June 5, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission that disgorgement in a Securities and Exchange...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2017 #4

Editor's Note - Memorial Day. On Memorial Day, we will be celebrating the men and women whose service and sacrifice ensures the preservation of freedom and opportunity across the United States. Rather than summarize the...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2017 #3

Editor's Note - The Dual Banking System is Working. In the April 26 edition of the Roundup, we noted that the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) had sued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC),...more

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