30 01, 2024


2024-01-30T17:13:26-05:00January 30th, 2024|2- Daily Briefing|

FinCEN Estimates High Bank-BOI Reporting Costs

FinCEN via the Federal Register today requested comment on the estimated total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for new Access Rule beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirements (see FSM Report AML135).

Brown Puts More Pressure on Powell

Following Sen. Warren’s rate-cut demands and affordable housing concerns yesterday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Brown (D-OH) today sent a letter to FRB Chair Powell also calling for less restrictive monetary policy on grounds that elevated rates negatively impact home affordability, limit the housing supply, restrict small business growth, and dampen wages.

HFSC Targets China Sanctions, Outbound Investments

Today’s HFSC National Security Subcommittee Hearing focused on China sanctions and restrictions on outbound investments.

GOP Demands Retraction of CFPB Tech-Payment Proposal

Reiterating their opposition to the Bureau’s pending digital-payment rule (see FSM Report PAYMENT27), HFSC Chairman McHenry (R-NC) alongside Digital Assets Subcommittee Chairman Hill (R-AR) and Rep. Flood (R-NE) sent a letter today urging the CFPB to reopen and extend the comment period and reconsider finalizing the rule as proposed.


15 11, 2023


2023-11-15T15:05:15-05:00November 15th, 2023|1- Financial Services Management|

Nonbank Payment Provider CFPB Supervision

Building on its director’s longstanding focus on fintech and tech-platform companies, the CFPB has proposed to extend its supervisory reach to nonbank providers of general-use digital payments services.  The Bureau’s definition of these terms is broad and thus would bring almost all covered nonbank services into its ambit with considerable potential for subsequent demands for significant operational change along with heightened legal and reputational risk.  The extent to which the Bureau pursues the ends enabled by this proposal remains to be seen, but it could set high roadblocks restricting the network-effect benefits major tech-platform companies have long enjoyed not only due to real and perceived regulatory exceptions, but also by virtue of their financial and commercial activities.


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