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High Hopes For Transatlantic Financial Services Cooperation, But Data Concerns Loom
14th May 2019 | Written by:
Europe’s financial sector is aiming high for greater alignment between US and EU regulatory regimes in the sector, but experts warn that ongoing divergence in attitudes toward data protection could...
Industry Buoyant Over U.S. Gambling Market Despite Wire Act Muddle
8th May 2019 | Written by:
Payment providers in the United States have “tremendous confidence” that facilitating transactions linked to sports betting and online gambling will not be deemed a violation of the Wire Act,...
Judge Gives Boost To Case Against OCC Fintech Charter
7th May 2019 | Written by:
New York’s financial regulator will get its day in court against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over the federal authority’s plans to introduce a bank charter for fintechs,...
US: OCC Seeks Comments on Innovation Pilot Program
1st May 2019 | Written by:
On April 30, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) launched a consultation on its Innovation Pilot Program. The program is intended to be voluntary and designed to provide...
U.S. Industry Giants Seek Federal Leadership On 'Patchwork' Of State Laws
15th Apr 2019 | Written by:
A consortium of leading e-commerce and payments companies has backed a push to harmonize money transmitter laws across the United States, but argues that direct congressional involvement is needed...
US: Justice Department Publishes White Paper on CLOUD Act
11th Apr 2019 | Written by:
On April 10, 2019, the Department of Justice published a white paper titled “Promoting Public Safety, Privacy, and the Rule of Law Around the World: The Purpose and Impact of the CLOUD Act”. The...
U.S. Senate Bill Takes Aim At CFPB's Funding And Oversight
11th Apr 2019 | Written by:
in Washington, D.C.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the U.S. Congress in response to the financial crisis in 2008, is among the federal government’s most controversial agencies,...
Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Earns Key House Approval
29th Mar 2019 | Written by:
A bill designed to help break the impasse that has long kept legal cannabis businesses in the U.S. from accessing banking services has passed a key step toward approval by the House of...
Massive International Iranian Sanctions Evasion Ring Uncovered
27th Mar 2019 | Written by:
The U.S. Treasury has taken action against a bevy of individuals and financial institutions accused of facilitating sanctions evasion on behalf of Iranian entities, moving more than a billion...
Wire Act Issues Could Spark Payments Innovation
21st Mar 2019 | Written by:
Experts have suggested that the fractured approach to sports betting in the United States, engendered in part by the recent upheaval over the Wire Act, could end up driving a more innovative and...
U.S. House Resolution Keeps Up Push For BSA Reform
19th Mar 2019 | Written by:
U.S. lawmakers continued calls for tighter anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) oversight last week, with the House of Representatives passing a resolution to close...
CFPB Data Protection, Leadership Structure Probed As Kraninger Faces Senate
13th Mar 2019 | Written by:
Less than a week after testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) chief Kathy Kraninger was back before Congress on Tuesday, this time...
CFPB Chief Kraninger Faces Criticism, Highlights Innovation
8th Mar 2019 | Written by:
In a review of the agency before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Kathy Kraninger took the opportunity to discuss the bureau's...
US: Blockchain Technology Act Progresses in Utah
4th Mar 2019 | Written by:
On March 1, 2019, Senate Bill 213, the Blockchain Technology Act, progressed in the Utah Legislative General Council. The bill seeks to enact provisions related to blockchain technology and create...
Resurrected Bill Could Spark More Struggle Over Reporting Thresholds
27th Feb 2019 | Written by:
Efforts to raise the reporting threshold requirements for U.S. cash transactions continue in Congress despite pushback from some lawmakers and regulators, setting the stage for potential clashes...
Worldpay Chief Says Education, Advocacy Key For U.S. Sports-Betting Success
22nd Feb 2019 | Written by:
Payment providers hoping to capitalize on the United States' fledging mobile and online sports-betting market must be prepared to play an advocacy role in educating local policymakers and firms...
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