Thompson FHFA Sticks with Utilities for GSE Future Charters
The FHFA today issued its annual report to Congress. Although the first under now-confirmed Director Thompson, it follows the agency’s practice of reporting to Congress largely on past actions.
CFPB Demands Better BNPL Data, Improved Credit Reporting
Although the CFPB has taken no official action on buy-now/pay-later finance since its January RFI, it today issued a staff report on the sector containing a new statement of CFPB policy.
Basel Battens Down First Climate-Risk Hatch
The Basel Committee today issued a final version of its 2021 proposed set of high-level principles for managing climate risk (see FSM Report CLIMATE12). We will shortly provide clients with an in-depth assessment of this new global framework, which is also the starting gun for final action on OCC and FDIC risk-management guidance (see FSM Report GREEN12).
TD Merger Draws Democratic Fire
Reflecting continuing opposition to large-bank mergers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) along with Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Chuy García (D-IL), and Al Green (D-TX) today sent a letter to Acting Comptroller Hsu demanding that TD’s proposed acquisition of First Horizon Bank be denied unless or until the bank is held accountable for what the Members describe as flagrant consumer abuses.