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Deposits & Payments
Deposit growth and strategies have always been a core focus of retail banks. Today's volatile economic climate - with consumers relying less on credit products and more on deposit account services - brings deposit growth and account management to the forefront. As technology and consumer needs evolve, so does the concept of payments. With innovations such as virtual wallets and other forms of digital currency comes new and unique challenges for the payments space. CBA monitors and addresses the issues facing retail banks in the management of the deposits and payments functions.
- August 9, 2017On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board released final guidelines for evaluating requests for joint accounts at Federal Reserve Banks. The guidelines will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Joint accounts are intended to facilitate settlement between depository institutions participating in private-sector payment systems. The final guidelines broadly...July 21, 2017On Friday, July 21, 2017, the FED, OCC, FDIC, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced they are coordinating their respective reviews of the treatment of certain foreign funds under section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, and the agencies’ implementing regulations. These foreign funds are investment funds organized and...July 17, 2017On Monday, July 17, 2017, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent a letter to 13 banks inquiring about their overdraft programs. “I’m concerned that too many of our nation’s banks are increasingly driven to accumulate these [overdraft] fees, rather than pursue a business model that serves their communities, and are adopting certain practices to drive participation in so-called ‘overdraft protection’...July 10, 2017ON Monday, July 10, 2017, the FDIC announced it is releasing and seeking public comment on a procedures manual developed to assist FDIC staff as they evaluate and process deposit insurance applications. The manual addresses each stage of the insurance application process: from pre‑filing activities to application acceptance, review, and processing; pre‑opening activities; and post‑opening...June 23, 2017Calling for Coordination and a Commission: CBA Takes the Hill Several prominent regulators joined the Senate Banking Committee this week to discuss economic growth and the regulatory environment. Ahead of the hearing, our legislative experts sent a letter to the committee’s Democratic and Republican leadership calling for several reforms, including improving coordination between the regulatory...June 15, 2017On Thursday, June 15, the CFPB announced it is seeking comment on proposed updates to its prepaid rule. The Bureau issued its prepaid rule in 2016 in an attempt to require banks to limit consumers’ losses when funds are stolen or cards are lost. The agency is seeking comment on several adjustments to the prepaid rule. The proposal addresses concerns raised by prepaid companies about what they...June 8, 2017On Thursday, June 8, 2017, CBA and ABA submitted a comment letter in response to the Department of Education’s (DOE) “Request for Information Regarding Disclosures for Student Financial Accounts.” In May the DOE issued the RFI requesting comment on using a model disclosure very similar to that of the recently enacted model short-form disclosure for prepaid cards. In our comment, we strongly...June 8, 2017On Thursday, June 8, 2017, CBA and the Financial Services Roundtable submitted a joint comment letter in response the CFPB’s request for information on the state of the consumer credit market. The CFPB is required under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) of 2009 to conduct a review of this market on a biennial basis. In our letter, the Associations...May 25, 2017May 23, 2017 Via Electronic Delivery Monica Jackson, Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552 Re: Docket No. Bureau–2017–0004; Request for Information Regarding Remittance Rule Assessment Dear Ms. Jackson: The Clearing House Association L.L.C. (“ The Clearing House ”), the Consumer Bankers Association (“ CBA ”), the Bankers...March 27, 2017The job of bank teller used to be one of the fastest-growing occupations in America, reaching a peak of 531,000 jobs in 1980 and trailing only computer operators and specialists in growth rate during the 1970s. Now technology lets bank customers tap their smartphone screens to transfer money between accounts or deposit checks — activities that used to require walking into a branch and talking...