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The Delta Report: Regulators begin Volcker Rule review, signaling potential for needed clarifications

by White & Case LLP on

Broadly, the Volcker Rule prevents insured depository institutions, their parent holding companies and foreign banks that have US subsidiary banks or US banking offices, as well as the affiliates or subsidiaries of any of the...more

Bank Of Tokyo Mitsubishi Sues DFS And Alleges That DFS Has No Investigatory Or Enforcement Authority Over It Since It Is Now...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 7, 2017, in the midst of a pending examination by, and implementation of previously agreed upon consent orders with, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ...more

Otting confirmed as Comptroller of the Currency

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

By a vote of 54-43, Joseph Otting has been confirmed by the Senate as Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Otting is a former president and CEO of California-based OneWest Bank, where he worked with Steven Mnuchin, who now serves...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

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

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Fresh off news of decreased SEC enforcement in the past year and the outgoing FDIC chief’s concerns about weakening regs, we’ve got word that the OCC is dialing back its regulatory bent in an effort to return to its “natural...more

OCC establishes framework for evaluating applications from banks with less than satisfactory CRA rating

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a new Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) issuance (PPM 6300-2), the OCC establishes its framework for evaluating certain types of licensing applications when the applicant bank has an overall Community Reinvestment Act...more

CRA Ratings Review Gets Update From OCC

In a new bulletin, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) outlined its updated “policy and framework for determining the effect of evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices” on the Community...more

OCC’s call for study of separation of banking and commerce: revisited topic with a new twist

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

According to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Ken Noreika, the time is right to reconsider the U.S. policy of limiting the ability of banking and commercial businesses to mix together. ...more

OCC’s Noreika Continues Conversation on Innovation, Fintechs

Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Keith Noreika continued speaking out on changes in the financial services industry—and the potential for fintech charters—in recent remarks....more

CFPB/Fed/OCC increase exemption thresholds for appraisal requirement, Regs Z and M

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB, Fed, and OCC have published notices in the Federal Register announcing that they are increasing three exemption thresholds that are subject to annual inflation adjustments. Effective January 1, 2018 through...more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

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

The OCC is Busy: Regulatory Update

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) shared several updates over the past six weeks that require the attention of financial institution leaders. In fact, some changes go into effect as soon as December 1, 2017....more

The Congressional Review Act: Striking a New Balance between Congressional Control and Regulatory Initiative – The Fate of the...

by Dechert LLP on

After more than two decades in obscurity, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) has now emerged as a major factor in the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the regulatory agencies....more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017

by Goodwin on

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

Cybersecurity Among Focus for OCC Supervision in 2018

What will the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) focus on in 2018? Cybersecurity, for starters, the agency said in the release of its Bank Supervision Operating Plan for the next fiscal year....more

GAO Determines Leveraged Lending Guidance is a "Rule" under Congressional Review Act

by White & Case LLP on

On October 19, 2017, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") determined that the Interagency Leveraged Lending Guidance ("LLG") issued by three federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve...more

OCC charters new national bank

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week, the OCC announced that it had issued a full service national bank charter to Winter Park National Bank of Florida. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika released a statement in which he stated that...more

Proposed Regulatory Updates Will Require Increased Analysis of New Loans to Determine if Different Risk Weight Exposures Apply

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

On September 27, 2017, the principal federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, released a Notice of...more

Nutter Bank Report, October 2017

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the U.S. Senate has voted to repeal the CFPB’s arbitration rule, which would have prohibited banks and other covered consumer financial service providers from...more

OCC issues risk management principles for new activities

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On October 20, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued Bulletin 2017-43 (the “Bulletin”) outlining principles that OCC-supervised banks should follow to prudently manage the risks associated with...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

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

Acting OCC Comptroller Noreika provides further thoughts on SPNB charter proposal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In remarks last week at Georgetown University’s Institute of International Economic Law’s Fintech Week event, Acting OCC Comptroller Keith Noreika provided the “latest on our thinking regarding a charter for fintech companies...more

The U.S. Government Accountability Office Determines That 2013 Leveraged Lending Guidance Is a Rule

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On October 19, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an opinion determining that the 2013 Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending (the “2013 Guidance”), issued jointly by the Office of the...more

Acting Comptroller Discusses Innovation and Financial Technology

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika recently discussed innovation and financial technology during a speech at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law’s Fintech Week. His...more

3 Key Takeaways: Fintech & Banking 2017: Further Exploration of Bank Charters for Fintech Companies

During recent months, Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Christina Gattuso and Counsel Eamonn Moran have provided regular updates regarding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) decision to move forward with...more

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