Regulatory Compliance & Agency Engagement

  • August 21, 2019
    On August 21, 2019, the FDIC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed revisions to its regulations relating to interest rate restrictions that apply to less than well-capitalized depository institutions. The proposed rule amends the methodology for calculating the national rate and national rate cap for specific deposit products as the higher of (1) the 95 th...
  • August 20, 2019
    On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the FDIC approved an interagency final rule to simplify and tailor requirements relating to Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the "Volcker Rule." The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or...
  • August 20, 2019
    On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, the FDIC issued a press release on approving a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend the deposit insurance assessment regulations that govern the use of small bank assessment credits and one-time assessment credits. Small bank credits were awarded to insured depository institutions (IDIs) that had less than $10 billion in assets, and that contributed to the...
  • June 4, 2019
    On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the OCC issued a press release announcing that national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs) with consolidated assets between $100 billion and $250 billion will not be subject to the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) requirements as of November 24, 2019, the OCC extended the deadline for compliance with the DFAST requirements for those banks to November 25,...
  • May 30, 2019
    The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, as well as ongoing enhanced analytics and technology advances, is accelerating across financial institutions, creating evolving regulatory and compliance challenges. AI presents both existing and uniquely applied regulatory and compliance challenges that must be addressed in governance and controls upfront and ongoing. Regulators are...
  • May 30, 2019
    On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the FDIC issued a press release reporting that Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC reported aggregate net income of $60.7 billion in first quarter of 2019, up $4.9 billion (8.7 percent) from a year earlier. The increase in net income was mainly attributable to a $7.9 billion (6 percent) increase in net interest income. Financial results for...
  • May 9, 2019
    Director Kathy Kraninger Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G. St. N.W. Washington, DC 20552 Director Kraninger, I write to commend you on the Bureau’s recent changes to its Civil Investigative Demand (CID) policies requiring CIDs to provide more information about the conduct under investigation. CBA is pleased the Bureau opened a request for information on this topic last year and thanks...
  • May 7, 2019
    CBA, Financial Trades Write HFSC on Anti-Money Laundering Legislation WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association, along with eight other financial services trades, today wrote House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) in support of the Committee’s work to modernize the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism regulatory...
  • April 30, 2019
    CBA Writes Senate Banking Committee on Guidance, Supervision, Regulatory Coordination Letter restates support for GUIDE Act, CFPB Supervision of Nonbanks WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt wrote Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to discuss the use of proper regulatory guidance, the need for...
  • April 30, 2019
    April 30, 2019 The Honorable Mike Crapo Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Sherrod Brown Ranking Member Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown: On behalf of the...

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