• 07.05.18

    Installment Consumer Lending Falls in California, DBO Reports

    The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) released a pair of reports on installment consumer lending for 2017, finding that the combined dollar amount of installment consumer loans by nonbanks in the state fell almost 10 percent over the prior year.

  • 06.20.18

    Federal Reserve Governor Talks Digital Innovations

    How will digital innovations impact the financial system? Speaking at the Decoding Digital Currency Conference sponsored by the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard discussed cryptocurrencies, digital currencies and distributed ledger technologies.

  • 06.06.18

    Fintech Update: Regulators Join Together for Fintech Oversight

    A key regulator has announced a cryptocurrency crackdown in conjunction with Canadian as well as U.S. federal and state regulators.

  • 05.24.18

    Fintech Developments: FTC, FDIC, OCC and More

    Fintech developments continue to unfold, with ongoing workshops and forums, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. remarks from its chair, another dismissal in the challenge to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) proposal to issue fintech charters, and a new bill in the New York ...

  • 05.11.18

    DFS Has NRA Relationships, Rent-to-Own Lenders in Its Sight

    Banks in New York have been warned: The state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be keeping a close eye on relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and similar organizations.

  • 04.11.18

    Cryptocurrency Pays the Price for Alleged Harm With Ad Ban

    Already the target of state and federal regulators, cryptocurrency is now being phased out of online advertising and social media.

  • 03.15.18

    Madden Closer to Being Fixed

    Inching one step closer to passage, the full House of Representatives approved the so-called Madden fix bill by a vote of 245 to 171. 

  • 02.16.18

    Federal Lawmakers Consider Fintech

    Federal lawmakers discussed financial technology at a recent hearing, with topics ranging from regulatory sandboxes to marketplace lending.

  • 02.01.18

    Cryptocurrency: Vermont Considers Tax, SEC Talks Enforcement

    In cryptocurrency news, the Vermont legislature is considering a bill that would create a tax on digital currency transactions, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a statement on enforcement actions.

  • 01.04.18

    Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending Year in Review

    2017 was a banner year for digital finance, as cryptocurrency made headlines, the SEC cracked down on ICOs, alternative lenders broadened their portfolios and the industry entered the mainstream.