25 04, 2023


2023-04-25T17:12:43-04:00April 25th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

Stablecoin 2.0 Is Controversial 3.0

Ahead of Thursday’s stablecoin hearing, HFSC Republicans late yesterday released a second discussion draft of legislation that received a most equivocal response at last week’s subcommittee hearing (see Client Report CRYPTO42).

Treasury Finds Profitability to Blame for De-Risking

Treasury today released its 2023 De-Risking Report, finding that profitability principally explains why financial institutions choose to de-risk.

OFR: No Single Factor To Blame For 2019 Repo Spike

A new OFR paper on the September 2019 repo rate spike concludes that while a confluence of factors – large Treasury issuances, corporate tax deadlines, and lower levels of reserves – caused the crisis, none of them individually would have been disruptive enough to trigger the spike, although limited transparency and market segmentation exacerbated it.

Federal Agencies Launch New Anti-AI Enforcement Effort

The FTC, the Civil Rights Division of the DoJ, CFPB, and EEOC today released a joint statement pledging to enforce all relevant consumer protection, anti-discrimination, and fair competition laws not only on AI, but indeed also on all “automated systems” that the agencies believe to be within their jurisdictions.

HFSC Digital Assets Hearing Set For Jurisdictional Debate

Ahead of Thursday’s hearing on the latest stablecoin discussing draft, HFSC’s staff memo today reiterates GOP opposition to the SEC’s jurisdictional arguments.

ONRRP Revised

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today revised the terms of access to the overnight reverse-repo program, adding financial stability and bank safety-and-soundness to monetary-policy implementation as ONRRP criteria for eligible counterparties …

19 04, 2023


2023-04-19T17:26:14-04:00April 19th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

Hsu Treads Carefully Into Open Banking

In remarks today, Acting Comptroller Hsu highlighted the liquidity, cybersecurity, and even structural challenges that may arise from open banking.  He argues that account portability may lead to heightened retail deposit liquidity risk and increased retail outflows, noting that online and mobile banking may well have facilitated the large outflows experienced by SVB and SBNY.  Banks could require new cyber-risk controls due to the increase in volume and complexity of consumer data.

Chopra Expands Anti-Discrimination Campaign

Under heavy fire today from a staff data breach, CFPB Director Chopra nonetheless emphasized the agency’s strong stand against credit discrimination.  Building on a recent statement of interest in a filing related to student loan litigation, the Bureau is now not only combatting traditional forms of discrimination, but also the targeting Mr. Chopra describes as reverse redlining across the spectrum of consumer-finance products and every contact point in the credit origination, servicing, marketing, and technology process.


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