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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Issues Interpretive Letter on Cryptocurrency and Banks, Joint Statement on Crypto Issued by Fed, OCC and FDIC

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the leading regulatory overseeing national banks, has issued a letter confirming that national banks and federal savings associations can engage in crypto but must demonstrate adequate controls in place before they can engage in certain cryptocurrency,… Read More

FDIC Selects PeerIQ, Palantir, Others for Proposals to Accelerate Adoption of Modern Tech Tools

PeerIQ, a top online lending data and analytics operation, has been selected along with several other firms to submit proposals to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) aiming to boost the utilization of modern technology tools. PeerIQ is joined by Palantir Technologies, S&P Global Market… Read More

FDIC Announces that Teams Will Be Chosen to Explore Technology to Address Needs of Unbanked Consumers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently revealed that eight teams have been chosen to take part in a “tech sprint” designed “to explore new technologies and techniques” to assist banking institutions with meeting the requirements of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s technology lab, FDITECH, introduced… Read More

FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams Calls on US Regulators to Support Financial Innovation including Digital Assets

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which is one of two agencies that offers deposit insurance to depositors in US depository institutions (the other being the National Credit Union Administration, which regulates and insures credit unions based in the US), will reportedly be asking for details… Read More

US Federal Regulators Add Time to Comment Period on AI and Financial Services

As was reported last March, five federal regulatory agencies joined in a consultation pertaining to the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within financial institutions. The Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and… Read More

OCC, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and Federal Reserve Join in Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence and Usage in Financial Services

In a joint statement today, five federal financial regulatory agencies announced a consultation pertaining to the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as machine learning (ML) within financial institutions. The agencies seek information from the public on how financial institutions use AI in their… Read More

If You Are Interested, the FDIC is Looking to Hire Fintech Counsel

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is looking to boost its Fintech bench by hiring three individuals to help with legal issues regarding Fintech. According to a post on USAJOBS, responsibilities include: Analyzing and advising on the interpretation of statutes, common law, regulations, and legal… Read More

Number of Unbanked US Households at Record Low of 5.4%: FDIC

Every two years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) completes a report on the status of banking in the US. The recently released report, “How America Banks: Household Use of Banking and Financial Services,” says that a record low 5.4% of U.S. households were unbanked… Read More

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Bolsters Cash Offering with FDIC Insurance, Appoints Chief Legal Officer, Katie Biber

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex, the company that’s “reimagining” financial systems for growing businesses, revealed on July 22, 2020, that it has introduced new features and FDIC insurance on its zero-commission cash management account, Brex Cash. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “These… Read More

Digital Bank: Square Financial Services, Receives FDIC Approval for its Deposit Insurance Application

Square Financial Services, the de novo industrial bank established by payment services firm Square, has received conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for its deposit insurance application. The approval gives Square permission to introduce banking services, which it’s reportedly planning to launch… Read More

Fintech Breakthrough? FDIC Posts Proposed Rule on Brokered Deposit Regulations

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has issued a “notice of proposed rulemaking” (NPR) to “modernize its brokered deposit regulations.” According to the FDIC, the proposal would modernize a regulatory framework built for a different era to remove regulatory disincentives to offering deposit accounts to… Read More

State & Federal Regulators Issue Statement Regarding Banking & “Hemp Related Businesses” – No More SAR Reports

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) along with three other federal agencies and in conjunction with the state bank regulators have issued a statement clarifying the legal status of hemp growth and production and the relevant requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act… Read More

UK Launched GFIN Expands with Addition of US Regulators; SEC, FDIC, OCC Join Current Member CFTC to Support Global Fintech Mission

GFIN, or the Global Financial Innovation Network, has gained multiple US regulators as members. GFIN now lists the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as members joining the Commodity Futures Trading Commission… Read More

Varo Money Inches Closer to Becoming First True Digital Only Bank in the US

Varo Money has been in operations for years now providing banking services in a digital only environment to a growing number of consumers. Like all other US-based aspiring digital banks, Varo has had to leverage regulatory arbitrage to provide its services by partnering with another… Read More

Fintech and the Future of Banking – Arlington, VA

Technology and innovation have been transforming financial services since long before smartphones and machine learning became frequent topics at banking conferences across the country. From the development of double-entry accounting and the first stock exchange to the more recent revolutions brought about by ATMs, debit… Read More

Here is the FDIC Small Business Lending Report All Fintech Lenders are Reading

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Recently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published its Small Business Lending Survey for 2018. Included within the report was an ongoing discussion of “non-bank lenders” or online lending platforms including direct and marketplace lenders. First, the FDIC acknowledges the profound importance of small business… Read More

While Community Bankers Bash Square’s Attempt to Become a Bank, Hope Rises for Fintechs and the ILC Application Process

There has been growing chatter that Square (NYSE: SQ) may soon receive approval regarding their application to become an Industrial Loan Company (ILC) which is similar to a bank. The change of leadership at the FDIC has set a more positive tone for Fintechs and their… Read More

Square Reapplys For Banking License

Payment process platform Square has reportedly reapplied for its banking license. This news comes less than six months after the company withdrew its application.  According to Finextra, the company previously submitted its banking license application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to become a… Read More

Blockchain Perhaps? OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FinCEN & NCUA Encourage Banks to Innovate When it Comes to AML/BSA Compliance

Multiple federal agencies have come together to encourage banks to innovate when it comes to compliance. The statement is part of a governmental working group that has been created to collaborate between some of the financial regulatory entities. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency… Read More

Payment Processing Platform Square Announces Withdrawal of Banking License Application

Payment process platform Square announced on Thursday it has withdrawn its regulatory banking licensing application. According to Reuters, the company applied with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for a special “industrial loan company (ILC)” last year. If granted, the license would have allowed non-traditional financial firms… Read More

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