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As Predicted, US Federal Reserve Increases Rates by 25 BPS

As widely predicted by market followers, the US Federal Reserve increased benchmark rates by 25 basis points. Not too long ago, prognosticators were vacillating on whether the March meeting would increase rates by 50 bps or 25 bps. The recent bank crises caused the financial… Read More

Provision of Dollar Liquidity: US Federal Reserve Announces Action to Make More Dollars Available

The US Federal Reserve has made the following statement: The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing a coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity… Read More

UK FCA, US Department of Treasury & Federal Reserve, Issue Statements on UBS Takeover of Credit Suisse

Several government entities have commented on UBS’s recently announced takeover of Credit Suisse. The acquisition was supported by the Swiss government. Credit Suisse faced a crisis of confidence this past week, which could have spilled over into this coming week. Swiss government officials worked to… Read More

FedNow Nears. Finastra, a Member of FedNow’s Pilot Program, Comments on Forthcoming Real Time Transfer Service

FedNow, the US Federal Reserves – a near real-time transfers platform that will soon be made available to all banks in the United States, will enable individuals and businesses to move their money in a frictionless manner. In development for years, FedNow is currently scheduled… Read More

Long Anticipated, FedNow Payments System to Launch in July. No Blockchain Necessary

The FedNow Service will commence operations this coming July, according to a statement by the US Federal Reserve. FedNow is an effort to facilitate instant payment services by financial institutions 24/7/365. Currently, most transactions provided by legacy financial institutions can take days. Both businesses and… Read More

Federal Reserve to Review Silicon Valley Bank’s Supervision Following Failure

The Federal Reserve Board has announced that Vice Chair for Supervision Michael S. Barr will be leading a review of the supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank, in light of its failure. The Fed said the review would be publicly released by May 1,… Read More

Treasury, FDIC, Federal Reserve Announce Action to Protect All Deposits at Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank in New York

The US Department of Treasury, FDIC and Federal Reserve have joined to protect all account holders at the Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ:SIVB), which was taken over by the federal government on Friday. The exceptional action means that accounts holding over $250,000 will have access to… Read More

OCC, FDIC, US Federal Reserve Join to Warn About “Crypto-Asset Market Vulnerabilities”

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), have joined once again in issuing a warning on crypto. Last month, the three federal entities issued a statement cautioning banks… Read More

CBDCs: US Federal Reserve is Hiring for Digital Currency Talent

As the world knows, most central banks in the developed world are investigating the benefits and risks of issuing digital currency. While the bulk of transactions is already handled electronically today, the thesis is that by incorporating new technology, a digital currency – or digital… Read More

As Anticipated, Federal Reserve Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points, Markets Pause – Then Rally

As was widely anticipated, today, the US Federal Reserve announced a 25 basis point increase to its benchmark rate as it continues to battle nagging inflation that has imperiled the economy. The vote by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was unanimous in its decision…. Read More

Federal Reserve Board Policy Statement Cautions on Crypto Activity within Banks

The legal frameworks applicable to national banks, insured state banks, and uninsured state banks can result in differences in the scope of allowed activities depending on the type of entity, according to the US Federal Reserve. Regardless of this discrepancy, the Fed will be certain… Read More

Pryor Cashman Partner Calls US Federal Regulators Statement on Crypto and Banking a Reversal of Administration’s Digital Asset Policy

This past week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a joint statement cautioning banks on their activities that involve digital assets (crypto). The joint statement… Read More

Law Firm Cautions Banks on Providing Crypto Services Following Bank Regulators Statement

Earlier today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve made the interesting move to jointly issue a statement cautioning banks about working with crypto firms. The joint statement… Read More

Group of Federal Regulators Warn Banks on Providing Crypto Services: Cautions on Fraud, Scams, Risk

Three federal bank regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), US Federal Reserve Bank, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), have joined to caution the public on “crypto asset” risks to banking firms. The statement follows a year of turmoil in… Read More

Federal Reserve Raises Rates Another 50 bps, How High Will They Go?

As expected, the US Federal Reserve raised benchmark interest rates by 50 basis points bringing the target range for the federal funds rate to 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 percent. The vote for 50 bps was unanimous. This is the 7th interest rate increase in the past… Read More

Senators Warren, Smith Send Letters to US Federal Reserve Chair, FDIC Acting Chair, Demanding Information on Banking Industry and Ties to Crypto

The aftershocks of FTX’s bankruptcy will be felt for many months. The collapse of the crypto exchange and the potential loss of billions in value has fueled demands for regulatory oversight on Capitol Hill with renewed vigor. Earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator… Read More

SoFi Gets Scrutiny from Senate Banking Committee Democrats Who Also Press Regulators on the Fintech Offering Digital Asset Services

Democrat members of the Senate Banking Committee have sent a letter to SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI) inquiring about its activities in regard to digital asset trading. At the same time, the Senators have forwarded a letter to three bank regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the… Read More

King Dollar Doesn’t Need CBDC to Reign Supreme

The concept of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), privately issued stablecoins, and digital currency, in general, has swirled together for some time now. Some policymakers and pundits believe that for the dollar to continue to reign as the world’s default currency, it must move… Read More

More Big Rate Hikes on the Way, as Recession Warnings Flash

Monthly non-farm payrolls came in hot today, alongside a robust employment report, causing markets to swoon as the likelihood of a Fed pause diminishes. Everyone now believes that the Fed will continue its path to curb-stomp inflation after a too-long period where the central bank… Read More

House Digital Asset Working Group Led by Representative McHenry, Send Letter to Department of Justice Inquiring About CBDCs and Need for Legislation

Representative Patrick McHenry, ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, along with Representative French Hill and members of the Republican Digital Asset Working Group, have sent a letter to the US Department of Justice requesting an assessment on whether or not legislation is needed… Read More

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