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29 01, 2024

CONSUMER55

2024-01-29T15:15:54-05:00January 29th, 2024|1- Financial Services Management|

NSF Fees

The CFPB has followed up a controversial proposal to set prices for larger-bank overdrafts exempt from certain consumer standards with a proposal to simply ban certain non-sufficient fund (NSF) fees when banks decide in real time to decline a consumer-payment request.  The Bureau readily acknowledges that banks in fact generally do not now charge NSF fees in these cases, but it fears they might and wishes to preemptively prohibit this as part of the Administration’s campaign against “junk fees.”  Although the rule is aimed principally at electronic declinations, it would apply to check and ACH transactions as declination capability grows via instant-payment system adoption.

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13 06, 2023

DAILY061323

2023-06-13T17:11:07-04:00June 13th, 2023|2- Daily Briefing|

Prime Brokers Face New Liquidity-Risk Standards

FINRA today released long-awaited proposals to ensure greater prime-broker liquidity, with prime brokers governed by the largest BHCs presumed to have sufficient liquidity based on Fed supervision of relevant enhanced liquidity standards.

Treasury Presses Private RTP

In remarks today, Treasury Assistant Secretary Graham Steele made it clear that Treasury wants to see private real-time payments continue in concert with FedNow to ensure resilience, noting also that instant payments pose risks that require new tools such as advanced cryptographic methods and controls such as transaction limits.

Chopra Stands Ground; Vance Considers Banking-Agency Overhaul

Today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing with CFPB Director Chopra showcased the usual partisan divide over the Bureau’s mission, with Democrats denouncing the 5th Circuit’s decision and Republicans taking issue with the Bureau’s franchise and activities as well as its credit-card late fee proposal (see FSM Report CREDITCARD36) and small business reporting rule.

Democrats Remain Cautious on Stablecoin Bill, Opposed to Crypto Jurisdiction Rewrite

As anticipated, the full HFSC hearing today on digital assets focused on draft legislation concerning payment stablecoins and digital asset market structure.

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