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CFPB, FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection

September 29, 2020 / Source: CFPB

'Operation Corrupt Collector’ targets debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debts, using illegal scare tactics WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection…

Agencies Issue Two Final Rules

September 29, 2020 / Source: OCC

News Release 2020-129  Joint Release Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of the Comptroller of the Currency The federal bank regulatory agencies finalized two rules, which are either identical or substantially similar to interim final rules currently in effect and issued earlier this year. They include: A final rule…

RI Man Charged with Fraudulently Seeking $4.7 Million in Covid-19 Stimulus Loans

September 28, 2020 / Source: FDIC OIG

PRESS RELEASE PROVIDENCE – A Middletown, RI, man currently on federal supervised release having been previously sentenced for robbing four banks, is facing charges in federal court in Providence for allegedly filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $4.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under…

Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF)

September 28, 2020 / Source: FRB

The 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is the most recent survey conducted. Below are links to the bulletin article, interactive chartbook, historical bulletin tables, full public dataset, extract dataset, replicate weight files, and documentation.   How to get a notification of changes: If you would like to receive notification about additions to the web page…

Federal Reserve Board amends implementation date of modifications to Reserve Bank payment services and corresponding changes to the Policy on Payment System Risk

September 26, 2020 / Source: FRB

Press Release The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced that it is amending the implementation date for modifications to the Federal Reserve Banks' payment services to facilitate adoption of a later same-day automated clearinghouse (ACH) processing and settlement window and for corresponding changes to the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk (PSR policy). The…

FDIC Makes Public August 2020 Enforcement Actions

September 26, 2020 / Source: FDIC

Press Release The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in August. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for October 2020. The FDIC issued 13 orders in August 2020. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of one consent order under…

FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee to Discuss the FDIC’s Progress on Systemic Resolution

September 25, 2020 / Source: FDIC

For Release WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 am ET. FDIC’s advisory committee members will discuss and receive updates on resolution planning in bankruptcy and pursuant to the Orderly Liquidation Authority. The FDIC created the Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee in 2011 to…

Preparedness means rebuilding toward a brighter future with emergency savings

September 25, 2020 / Source: CFPB

September is National Preparedness Month , which is aimed at promoting family and community disaster planning, including financial preparedness. This year, for many Americans who experienced financial challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, preparedness means taking small steps toward rebuilding and resilience. If you are still struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may…

Regulatory Relief Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Alabama Affected by Hurricane Sally

September 23, 2020 / Source: FDIC

Financial Institution Letter FIL-92-2020 Summary: The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Alabama affected by Hurricane Sally. A copy of the Guidance can be found on the FDIC's website. Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution…

OCC Reports Decline in Mortgage Performance

September 23, 2020 / Source: OCC

News Release 2020-126 WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system declined during the second quarter of 2020. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Second Quarter 2020 showed 91.1 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared…

FHFA Requests Input on Strategic Plan For Fiscal Years 2021-2024

September 22, 2020 / Source: FHFA

News Release ​​​​​​Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting input on its Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2021-2024 (the Plan), which establishes new goals that are necessary for FHFA to fulfill its statutory duties, including responsibly ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Plan formalizes FHFA's, and its regulated entities', new direction…

Reminder for the Annual Report of Blocked Property

September 22, 2020 / Source: OFAC

On July 1, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a recent action notice, reminding holders of property blocked pursuant to OFAC sanctions regulations published in Chapter V of Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) of the requirement to provide OFAC with an Annual Report of Blocked Property (ARBP).  Persons…

Federal Reserve Board issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on an approach to modernize regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act

September 22, 2020 / Source: FRB

Press Release The Federal Reserve Board on Monday issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that invites public comment on an approach to modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) by strengthening, clarifying, and tailoring them to reflect the current banking landscape and better meet the core purpose of the CRA….

Standardized Approach for Counterparty Credit Risk; Correction: Final Rule

September 22, 2020 / Source: OCC

OCC Bulletin 2020-82 To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties Summary The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation…

Federally Chartered Banks and Thrifts May Engage in Certain Stablecoin Activities

September 22, 2020 / Source: OCC

News Release 2020-125 WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter clarifying national banks' and federal savings associations' authority to hold “reserves” on behalf of customers who issue certain stablecoins. Stablecoins refer to cryptocurrency backed by an asset such as a fiat currency, including U.S. dollars or other foreign currency. “National…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Auto Lender for Unfair Loss Damage Waiver Practices

September 22, 2020 / Source: CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) settled with Lobel Financial Corporation, an auto-loan servicer based in Anaheim, California. The Bureau found that Lobel engaged in unfair practices with respect to its Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) product, in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). When a borrower has insufficient insurance, rather…

CFPB to Extend Comment Period for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on New Category of Qualified Mortgages

September 22, 2020 / Source: CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is extending the comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to create a new category of seasoned qualified mortgages (Seasoned QMs) by three days, from September 28, 2020 to October 1, 2020 in order to accommodate for the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday. On August 18,…

Federal Reserve Board updates frequently asked questions to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury’s expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program

September 18, 2020 / Source: FRB

Press Release The Federal Reserve Board on Friday updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury's expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program. The revised FAQs emphasize that lender underwriting should look back to the borrower's pre-pandemic condition and forward to their post-pandemic prospects. The FAQs…

Regulatory Relief: Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Oregon Affected by Wildfires and Straight-Line Winds

September 18, 2020 / Source: FDIC

Financial Institution Letter FIL-91-2020 Summary: The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Oregon affected by wildfires and straight-line winds. A copy of the Guidance can be found on the FDIC's website. Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets Under $1 Billion: This…

FDIC Academic Challenge 2020-2021

September 18, 2020 / Source: FDIC

FOR RELEASE WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the launch of the agency’s first-ever Academic Challenge, a competition among teams of university and college students to address questions concerning the U.S. banking sector. The topic for this inaugural challenge is “The Effects of Community Banks on Local Economic Development.” The FDIC’s Center for…

FDIC Releases Results of Summary of Deposits Annual Survey

September 18, 2020 / Source: FDIC

For Release The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released results of its annual survey of branch office deposits for all FDIC-insured institutions as of June 30, 2020. The FDIC’s Summary of Deposits (SOD) provides deposit totals for each of the more than 85,000 domestic offices operated by more than 5,000 FDIC-insured commercial and savings…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Advisory Committee Members

September 17, 2020 / Source: CFPB

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger has announced the appointment of members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC). These experts advise Bureau leadership on a broad range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends. In…

OCC Enforcement Actions September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 / Source: OCC

News Release 2020-122 WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released new enforcement actions taken against national banks, federal savings associations, and individuals currently and formerly affiliated with national banks and federal savings associations. All Cease and Desist Orders, Civil Money Penalty Orders, and Removal/Prohibition Orders are issued with the consent of the…

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020 / Source: FRB

Press Release The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the United States and around the world. Economic activity and employment have…

OCC Reports Second Quarter 2020 Bank Trading Revenue

September 16, 2020 / Source: OCC

News Release 2020-121 WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported trading revenue of U.S. commercial banks and federal savings associations of $14.7 billion in the second quarter 2020, which was $8.0 billion, or 119.3 percent, more than the previous quarter. In the report, Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities, the OCC also…