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Here is the Letter From Congressman Patrick McHenry Requesting a Hearing on Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra

As reported earlier today, Facebook officially launched its long-anticipated stablecoin named Libra. Facebook revealed details of their own cryptocurrency stating it was based on a “collection of currencies and other assets.” Facebook also said Libra will be able to create Smart Contracts similar to Ethereum… Read More

US Politicians Line Up to Question Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra: Senator Sherrod Brown says Facebook is Already Too Big

Several US politicians have issued statements critical of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency – Libra. Officially announced today, Libra is first a payment platform but Facebook has much bigger ambitions with the crypto. Facebook views it as a step in the direction of redefining financial services. US… Read More

The House Financial Services Committee: What Should Fintech Expect from Chair Maxine Waters?

The House Financial Services Committee is one of the most powerful Congressional committees on the Hill. The Committee oversees not only the entire financial services industry but its policy portfolio also includes other overlapping responsibilities such as Housing, entrepreneurship and international financial organizations. Last election… Read More

The House Passes the Financial Technology Protection Act Designed to Combat Illicit Activities that Use Fintech Such as Digital Currencies

The House of Representatives passed several bills today and included in the mix was the Financial Technology Protection Act, (H.R. 56). The legislation was introduced by Congressman Stephen Lynch and Congressman Ted Budd and garnered bi-partisan support. The bill establishes an “Independent Financial Technology Task… Read More

Congressman McHenry, Ranking Member on the House Finance Services Committee, Requests Series of Hearings – Including Fintech

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee, has asked Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters to move forward on hearings in “critical areas that the committee should prioritize in the first months of the new Congress.” The list of hearings requested by… Read More

Kathleen Kraninger Confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP – formerly known as the CFPB) has a new full-time director. Today, Kathleen Kraninger, a long time congressional staffer and DC veteran, was approved by the Senate. Kraninger will take over from interim director Mick Mulvaney who was also… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Selected as Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

Congressman Patrick McHenry has been elected as the Ranking Member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee. As Republicans lose control of House, Committee leadership positions have swapped parties. McHenry has been a member of the House Financial Services Committee for some time. “I am… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Seeks Ranking Republican Spot on House Financial Services Committee

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, an ardent supporter of small business and Fintech innovation, has announced his intent to become the ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee. Following the loss of the US House of Representatives to the Democrats, all Committee Chairs migrate to… Read More

The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act Includes Crowdfunding Amendments

The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act (HR 6380), also called JOBS Act 3.0, is a grouping of 32 business friendly bills put together in a bipartisan effort to actually get something done. House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling stated; “Without a steady stream of small… Read More

FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Portals: 38 and Counting

Last time we checked in back at the end of December, there were 36 FINRA approved Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) portals in operation. Today, that number has increased to 38 as two more entrants have entered the Reg CF space. As for portals that have… Read More

Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017: Controversial Bill that Helps Online Lenders Passes the House

Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 3299, “the Protecting Consumer’s Access to Credit Act of 2017.” The Bill was approved mainly along party lines as Republicans supported the measure and Democrats voted against it but 16 Democrats crossed over in support of the legislation. The… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Approves Legislation to Help Keep Lending Partnerships Between Banks and Online Lenders

The House Financial Services Committee has approved HR 3299 or the “Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017.” The bill “restores consistency” in lending laws across state boundaries. HR 3299 impacts the case of Midland Funding, LLC v. Madden – an ongoing law suit… Read More

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Tells House Committee that Fewer Public Companies is a Troubling Trend, Shares Insights on ICOs

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton spent much of today visiting with the House Financial Services Committee. This was his first hearing before the Committee since he took the helm of the regulatory agency. Much of Clayton’s prepared remarks echoed his visit to the… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry & Senator Cory Booker introduce “Fintech Bill” that Automates IRS Credit Disclosures

As part of the loan or mortgage origination process an applicant must complete form “4506-T”  for the IRS. This gives the lender the right to access a summarized version of their tax transcript, which is used to confirm data points in qualifying their application. Today this… Read More

Did Lending Just Change for Good?

Bank lending regulations have rarely been thought of as dynamic or exciting but last night’s ruling by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to allow a lender to begin using alternative data in their underwriting could herald the beginning of a new era in lending… Read More

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry & Congressman Gregory Meeks Introduce Bill Addressing Madden v. Midland Case

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has partnered with Congressman Gregory Meeks to introduce HR 3299 entitled, “Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017“. This bill is designed to “restore consistency to our nation’s lending laws… Read More

Guzik Welcome’s Congressman McHenry’s Letter to SEC But Believes More Needs to Be Done

Sam Guzik, a securities attorney and Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor, has shared his perspective on Congressman Patrick McHenry’s letter to SEC Chair Jay Clayton. Guzik welcomes, McHenry’s requests but believes more needs to be done; “I applaud the unrelenting and tireless efforts of Congressman McHenry… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Asks SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Act & Fix Crowdfunding Rules

Once again, crowdfunding’s white knight rides into action. Congressman Patrick McHenry sent a letter to the newly sworn in Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton outlining certain provisions of the regulations relating to Title III of the JOBS Act that need… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Slams CFPB, Labels Project Catalyst a Failure

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created out of the ashes of the Great Recession. A knee jerk-reaction crafted by elected officials attempting to fix what went wrong, the controversial agency has since earned much criticism while having its structure deemed unconstitutional. At a… Read More

Have the Wheels Fallen Off of Reg CF Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding, as allowed under Reg CF (created by Title III of the JOBS Act) was designed to improve access to capital for smaller firms in need of funding while providing new investment opportunities for smaller investors. For too many years the little guy has been… Read More

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