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A Wide Range of Outcomes: US Federal Reserve Paper Researches Impact of CBDCs on Financial System

The US Federal Reserve recently published a paper on the potential impact of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on the financial system. Currently, many jurisdictions around the world are investigating the possibility of issuing a digital currency – including the US. China is already… Read More

Fed is in Hover Mode as Rates Kept the Same

The US Federal Reserve held rates steady today following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). While inflation remains stubbornly high and economic activity robust, the Fed decided it was better to wait and see if the following months of rapid rate increases… Read More

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Barr Says FedNow is Available to All Depository Institutions, Digital Asset Advocate Says Wrong

In a speech delivered at the Annual Fintech Conference in Philadelphia, US Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael S. Barr spoke about the Fed’s role in supporting innovation. Barr noted that not that long ago, cash in trucks was the preferred method of moving… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Leadership Tell US Federal Reserve to Stop Undermining Stablecoin Legislation

Representative Patrick McHenry, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, along with the Chairman of the Digital Assets, Fintech Subcommittee, French Hill, and the Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Bill Huizenga, have sent a letter to US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, criticizing… Read More

US Federal Reserve Bank Attempts to Ease Inflation Might Stifle Innovation, Report Claims

The Federal Reserve Bank’s ongoing efforts to ease inflation by increasing net borrowing costs and then cooling demand for products/services could begin to undermine investments in innovative tech that might make the economy more robust in the long-term. This, according to research released this past… Read More

American Fintech Council CEO Welcomes Fed Novel Activities Announcement, Says More is Required

While the US Federal Reserve’s recent announcement of a Novel Activities Supervision Program is a step in the right direction, the work is far from over, the leader of the American Fintech Council believes. The Novel Activities Supervision Program is designed to enhance the oversight… Read More

US Federal Reserve Creates “Novel Activities Supervision Program,” Targets Digital Assets and Tech Partnership with Financial Services Provided by “Nonbanks”

The US Federal Reserve has announced the creation of the Novel Activities Supervision Program that will be “risk-focused” and in addition to current regulatory processes. The Fed said the Program will focus on “crypto-assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and complex, technology-driven partnerships with nonbanks to… Read More

NY Fed: Credit Card Debt Tops $1 Trillion

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is reporting that household credit card debt is now over $1 trillion. The  Fed, in its quarterly report, noted that total household debt stands at $17.06 trillion, having risen by $16 billion at the end of Q2 2023…. Read More

No Surprise: Fed Increases Interest Rates by 25 BPS

As was expected, the US Federal Reserve increased benchmark rates by 25 basis points today. Markets had long anticipated the move, which pushed rates to the highest they have been in over 22 years. In the Federal Open Market Committee statement, the bank said that… Read More

The List of First 35 Approved FedNow Providers

FedNow went live today. FedNow is a payments and transfers service provided by the US Federal Reserve. Approved financial institutions may use the service to enable immediate payments and transfers. Currently, there are 35 approved institutions out of around 9000 banks and credit unions in… Read More

US Federal Reserve’s Instant Payments and Transfers FedNow Goes Live

FedNow, an instantaneous payments and transfer service brought to you by the US Federal Reserve, is now live. FedNow is available 24/7/365 for approved institutions. According to a statement by the Fed, 35 banks and credit unions, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s… Read More

Banking Platform Temenos Certified for FedNow

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking as a service provider, has been certified for FedNow, according to a statement from the company. FedNow is a new transfer service providing instant movement of funds, provided by the US Federal Reserve. The FedNow Service will be available to… Read More

As Expected Federal Reserve Hits Pause Button, Says More Rate Hikes Coming

The US Federal Reserve has decided to pause rate hikes as it aims to assess the impact of the past rate hikes that have been some of the fastest in history. The Federal Funds Rate will remain at 5 to 5-1/4%. The Federal Open Market… Read More

Three Top House Republicans Send Letters to Federal Agencies Demanding Info on Push to De-Bank Digital Asset Firms

Representative Patrick McHenry, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has joined with Representatives French Hill, Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion Subcommittee Chairman, and Bill Huizenga, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman, to send letters to federal agencies demanding information on the move to de-bank… Read More

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

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