Treasury Emphasizes Crypto BSA Compliance
Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo today outlined his agency’s digital-asset priorities not only in adherence to the President’s executive order (see Client Report CRYPTO26), but also recent developments. Treasury’s top priority is ensuring BSA compliance in this sector, followed by addressing illicit-finance risk posed by unhosted wallets.
HFSC to Advance Overdraft, ILC Legislation
The schedule for Tuesday’s HFSC mark-up includes a revised version of H.R. 4277, long-pending Maloney (D-CA) legislation to restrict overdrafts (see FSM Report OVERDRAFT4). The Democratic memo acknowledges that many banks have reformed or eliminated overdraft and related fees, but says some continue to charge pernicious fees and others could resume this practice without new law.
GAO Recommends Fed Improve Alternative-Data Use, Stress Testing
The GAO today issued several recommendations to the Fed on alternative data use and improving stress testing. The alternative data recommendations reiterate a prior call to the FDIC related to working with fintechs and vendors, calling for the Fed in coordination with other banking regulators and the CFPB to provide clear written guidance to banks who engage with third-party fintech lenders on the appropriate use of alternative underwriting data.