House Republicans Launch Attack On New Small-Business Reporting Rule
House Republicans including Reps. Williams (R-TX), Barr (R-KY), and Ogles (R-TN) today introduced a resolution to overturn the CFPB’s small business data collection final rule via the Congressional Review Act.
Bipartisan Leaders Demand End to AML “Escape Hatch”
Accelerating the odds for a significant FinCEN rewrite, HFSC Chairman McHenry (R-NC), Senate Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member Waters (D-CA) and a group of bipartisan lawmakers today sent a letter to Secretary Yellen and FinCEN Acting Director Das emphatically stating that FinCEN’s latest beneficial ownership proposal undermines the intent of the Corporate Transparency Act (see FSM Report AML133) by allowing an “escape hatch” through which firms can continue to do business with a customer even if they are unable to collect beneficial-ownership information.
IMF Says NBFIs Should Have Central-Bank Backing
The IMF’s financial-stability report includes a new chapter on NBFIs. Largely echoing all the concerns and policy recommendations in continuing FSB calls for NBFI standards, the Fund goes on to advocate also for NBFI access to central-bank backstops.
Global Regulators Like Look Of Systemic Insurance Standards, U.S. Implementation
IAIS today published a report assessing the implementation of its holistic supervisory framework across national jurisdictions, concluding that results demonstrate a “very positive outcome.” This is reflected in strong implementation of the holistic framework standards and good levels of observance across many of the standards, including by U.S. states.