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Casinos, Card Rooms In Sights Of U.S. AML Regulators
20th Dec 2018 | Written by:
A former official with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is confident the casino industry understands the obligations of preventing money laundering,...
SWIFT's Iran Connection Not Yet Safe As U.S. Cut-Off Date Looms
1st Nov 2018 | Written by:
Last-minute talks are continuing between international financial messaging service SWIFT and the U.S. Treasury as the looming re-imposition of sanctions lifted under the Iran nuclear deal raise the...
Fresh Legal Complaint Filed Over Federal U.S. Fintech Regime
26th Oct 2018 | Written by:
Attempts to introduce a new federal U.S. licensing regime for fintechs applicable across all 50 states will face a fresh legal challenge from a high-profile group of state-level regulators, after...
Virtual Currency To Be Subject Of Dedicated U.S. Treasury Review
24th Oct 2018 | Written by:
in Las Vegas
Conspicuous by its absence in the U.S. Treasury’s recent report on fintech, virtual currency will be the sole subject of an upcoming paper being developed by a working group of U.S. regulators...
U.S. Treasury Rules Out Laws On De-Risking As MSB Sanctions Ramp Up
18th Oct 2018 | Written by:
A U.S. Treasury official has said legal reforms aimed at helping money transfer firms affected by de-risking are highly unlikely, despite legislative efforts in Europe to tackle the issue.
Industry-Led Open Banking Making 'Easy Targets' Of U.S. Consumers
19th Sep 2018 | Written by:
Leaving open banking data standards in the U.S. to the whims of the private sector could leave consumers exposed to malicious practice with no recourse, experts have said.
Industry Will Not Face Censure Over Non-Binding Guidance, Insist U.S. Regulators
17th Sep 2018 | Written by:
U.S. financial watchdogs have quelled industry concerns that agencies use non-binding rules to fuel enforcement action, downplaying the legal weight of supervisory guidance they issue.
Open Banking: U.S. Regulators Pressed On Data Security Responsibilities
10th Sep 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
Although U.S. federal authorities have received industry praise for espousing a hands-off approach to open banking, signs are emerging that consumers may prefer lawmakers and regulators to play a...
Government Sees Small Banks As Big Players In Push For U.S. Faster Payments
23rd Aug 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
The U.S. government is eager to progress the development of a ubiquitous faster payments system, ensuring small banks are not left in the dust.
Officials Laud The Long Arm Of U.S. Sanctions
22nd Aug 2018 | Written by:
U.S. authorities have taken credit for initiating Latvia’s overhaul of its approach to financial crime, claiming the success of the American sanctions regime against Russia.
U.S. Treasury Praised For Hands-Off Approach To Open Banking
7th Aug 2018 | Written by:
With the U.S. Treasury throwing its weight behind the development of open banking, industry figures have pressed authorities to allow for organic market growth rather than force innovation by...
Full Steam Ahead For U.S. Open Banking As Regulators Push Fintech Overhaul
1st Aug 2018 | Written by:
The regulatory evolution of fintech in the U.S. got a push forward yesterday as the Treasury declared the need for deeper engagement with open banking and the Office of the Comptroller of the...
Firms Under Pressure As U.S. Extends North Korea Sanctions
10th Nov 2017 | Written by:
Freshly expanded sanctions against North Korea look set to drive de-risking by banks, as foreign entities now run the risk of losing access to the entire U.S. financial market.
U.S. Arbitration Rule Struck Down By Senate
26th Oct 2017 | Written by:
The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s controversial arbitration rule, ending months of legal and legislative wrangling on both sides.
Authorities Still Struggling To Understand Regtech, Industry Claims
19th Oct 2017 | Written by:
Financial authorities have been urged to improve their understanding of compliance-focused technology, or regtech, to dissolve entry barriers for innovative firms.
G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Release Cybersecurity Report
16th Oct 2017 | Written by:
On October 13, 2017, a report on the fundamental elements for effective assessment of cybersecurity in the financial sector was published after the meeting of the G7 ministers of finance and...
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