• 11.20.19

    Federal Regulators Propose FASB Guidance

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Office of the Comptroller (OCC) and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) have released a proposed Interagency Policy Statement on Allowances for Credit Losses.

  • 10.30.19

    California DBO Offers Guidance on Cannabis Banking

    The Cannabis Banking Guidance from California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) offers California-chartered financial institutions serving cannabis-related businesses assurances that the DBO will not bring enforcement actions based solely on such relationships.

  • 10.30.19

    California Goes Public With Banks

    One of the many bills enacted into law during the California Legislature’s end-of-session rush was Assembly Bill 857, which authorized the creation of “public banks” to support local economies and community development and address infrastructure and housing needs for ...

  • 09.25.19

    Déjà Vu: D.C. Court Dismisses Challenge to OCC’s Fintech Charter

    In the latest battle over the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC’s) plan to issue special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters, a D.C. federal judge has for a second time dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).

  • 08.28.19

    Federal Reserve Warns of D&O Policy Exclusion Concerns

    In a new letter to all financial institutions supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve cautioned directors and officers about the potential limitations of director and officer (D&O) liability insurance policies.

  • 08.05.19

    Effectively Responding to State Regulatory Exam Criticisms: Five Takeaways

    With the prospect of a downturn in the economy getting ever so closer, the time is right for executive management teams and boards of directors of financial institutions to review and reassess how they are going to prepare for and respond to regulatory examination criticisms, whether that be in the ...

  • 07.17.19

    FDIC Focuses on Minority Depository Institutions

    Shining a light on minority depository institutions (MDIs), in June 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hosted the 2019 Interagency Minority Depository Institution and CDFI Bank Conference in partnership with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Office of the ...

  • 07.03.19

    Fed Provides Update on CRA Review

    How is the Federal Reserve Board of Governors progressing with its critically important review of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)?

  • 06.06.19

    Slow Burn: California Makes Another Attempt to Pass a Marijuana Bank Bill

    The movement to provide a limited bank charter to serve marijuana businesses in California inched forward when the California Senate approved SB 51 by an almost unanimous vote, sending the measure to the Assembly for review.

  • 05.22.19

    Federal Reserve, FDIC Enforcement Efforts

    In recent enforcement actions, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced an order with a Japanese bank over weaknesses with respect to its New York branch’s Bank Secrecy Act / anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) and U.S. sanctions compliance programs and internal controls.