• 09.27.18

    State Banking Supervisors Buzz Lawmakers About Clarity on Marijuana

    In the latest state-level communication directed toward the federal government, more than a dozen state banking supervisors encouraged congressional leadership to enact a safe harbor for financial institutions working with marijuana-related businesses or grant the states jurisdiction over ...

  • 09.27.18

    Ohio, Colorado Add to State Data Protection Laws

    While the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and subsequent amendments have dominated privacy news lately, some states are enacting data protection legislation that could impact financial institutions and businesses.

  • 08.29.18

    Next Phase Begins for DFS Cybersecurity Regulations

    A reminder from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS): Beginning Sept. 4, all banks, insurance companies and other financial services institutions regulated by the DFS must begin complying with several additional requirements of the agency’s landmark cybersecurity regulation.

  • 08.29.18

    FinCEN Director Gets Real About Virtual Currency

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco recently discussed his agency’s efforts in the area of virtual currency, explaining the fine line between encouraging innovation and protecting consumers.

  • 08.02.18

    FTC Seeks Greater Data Security, Privacy Authority

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking more power to protect consumers and promote competition. In testimony before Congress, the FTC chair and the associate director for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection discussed the agency’s enforcement efforts and assured lawmakers ...

  • 08.02.18

    New York’s DFS Report Could Yield Increased Regulation

    Based on a law requiring a survey of online lending in the state, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a report on the methods of operation, lending practices, and risks and benefits of online lending, including recommendations that could lead to additional regulation of ...

  • 07.18.18

    States Work to Bring Banking Services to Marijuana Businesses

    States are pushing to allow or encourage banking services to be provided to marijuana-related businesses, with efforts spreading from California to New York.

  • 07.05.18

    OCC Priorities Include CRA Modernization, BSA/AML Compliance

    In testimony before both houses of Congress, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Comptroller Joseph M. Otting shared with lawmakers his priorities for the federal bank regulatory agency.

  • 06.20.18

    CFPB News: Mulvaney Replacement, BCFP Signage and Other Musings

    As the President nominates the virtually unknown Kathy Kraninger as Director, the Acting Director gets a reprieve while taking a wrecking ball to the status quo at the agency formerly known as the CFPB.

  • 06.20.18

    Enforcement: PHH Suit Gone but Other Enforcement Activity Continues

    As the  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) withdraws from enforcement, activity continues in the courts and with certain other regulators.



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