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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.
US: Federal Reserve Task Force Consults on Operating Vision for U.S. Faster Payments Council
20th Aug 2018 | Written by:
On April 24, 2018, the Federal Reserve System’s Faster Payments Task Force released a draft on the operating vision for the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC). The organization aims to implement a ...
SARs In Their Eyes: FinCEN Boss Praises Virtual Currency Reporting
13th Aug 2018 | Written by:
U.S. authorities have given high praise to companies handling virtual currency for their increasingly enthusiastic engagement with regulators, hailing the explosion in suspicious activity reports ...
US: Arizona Governor Signs Bill on Fintech Regulatory Sandbox
6th Aug 2018 | Written by:
On March 23, 2018 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2434 into law, establishing a fintech regulatory sandbox....
FTC Taking Operation Choke Point ‘To A New Level’, Processors Claim
27th Jul 2018 | Written by:
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defended itself on Thursday against accusations it has been carrying out similar operations to the controversial, and now mothballed, enforcement program...
U.S. Supreme Court Reshuffle Spells Trouble For CFPB
18th Jul 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
With the top U.S. consumer protection regulator facing court challenges to its leadership structure, President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could spell major changes...
US: White House Creates Task Force on Fraud Prevention
12th Jul 2018 | Written by:
On July 11, 2018, the White House published an executive order authorizing the establishment of a Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud by the Department of Justice. The initiative aims...
US: Federal Reserve Launches Consultation on Implementation of ISO 20022 Standards for Gross Settlement System
6th Jul 2018 | Written by:
On July 5, 2018, the Federal Reserve Board of the Federal Reserve System launched a public consultation on the prospect of adopting ISO 20022 messaging standards on Fedwire Funds Service, a real...
US: California Passes New Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
29th Jun 2018 | Written by:
On June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was enrolled and published, providing for a protective framework in relation to consumers’ personal data held by businesses and the use...
US: Government Accountability Office Issues Report on Bank Secrecy Act to Address Domestic and International De-Risking Concerns
28th Jun 2018 | Written by:
On June 26, 2018 the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides investigative and evaluation services for Congress, published a report titled ...
U.S. Supreme Court Backs American Express In Antitrust Case
26th Jun 2018 | Written by:
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out an antitrust lawsuit against American Express, ruling that contractual restrictions on merchants did not amount to anticompetitive conduct by the card scheme.
New York Court Ruling Leaves Payroll Card Sector In Limbo
22nd Jun 2018 | Written by:
in Los Angeles
The New York State Supreme Court has brought an end to a legal battle over prepaid payroll card regulations in the state, but the nature of the decision has set the stage for the war to go on —...
U.S. Lawmakers Urged Not To Overhaul Reporting Regime
21st Jun 2018 | Written by:
Anti-money laundering (AML) experts in the U.S. have warned lawmakers against raising the threshold for reporting requirements for financial institutions, saying that cash transactions and deposits...
US: Vermont General Assembly Publishes Bill Related to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Financial Technology
30th May 2018 | Written by:
On January 3, 2018, a draft act relating to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial technology was introduced before the Senate of the state of Vermont....
US: Department of Homeland Security Releases National Cybersecurity Strategy
18th May 2018 | Written by:
On May 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled its national cybersecurity strategy, outlining the department's approach with regard to the emerging threats to the nation’s...
FinCEN Director Eases De-Risking Concerns Over New Due Diligence Rule
17th May 2018 | Written by:
Federal U.S. regulators have sought to assuage concerns that new due diligence rules for financial institutions could prove overly onerous and result in de-risking of customers.
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