CFPB: Billions of Dollars Stored on Popular Payment Apps May Lack Federal Deposit Insurance

Agency issues notice to consumers advising them to transfer balances to insured banks and credit unions The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an issue spotlight on digital payment apps heavily used by consumers and businesses. The analysis finds that funds stored on these apps may not be safe in […]

FDIC: Proposed Rule Issued on Special Assessment Pursuant to Systemic Risk Determination

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors today approved a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would implement a special assessment to recover the cost associated with protecting uninsured depositors following the closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. The Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act) requires the FDIC to take […]

CFPB: Guidance Issued Regarding Reopening of Deposit Accounts

New circular addresses illegal “reopening” of deposit accounts that can hit consumers with junk fees The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new circular affirming that a bank may violate federal law if it unilaterally reopens a deposit account to process transactions after a consumer has already closed it. […]

FDIC: Comprehensive Overview of Deposit Insurance System, Including Options for Deposit Insurance Reform Released

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a comprehensive overview of the deposit insurance system and options for reform to address financial stability concerns stemming from recent bank failures. The report, Options for Deposit Insurance Reform, examines the role of deposit insurance in promoting financial stability and preventing bank runs, […]

FDIC: Supervisory Guidance Issued on Charging Overdraft Fees for Authorize Positive, Settle Negative Transactions

The FDIC is issuing supervisory guidance to its supervised institutions to ensure that supervised institutions are aware of the consumer compliance risks associated with assessing overdraft fees on a transaction that was authorized against a positive balance but settled against a negative balance (APSN).  Statement of Applicability: The contents of, and […]

OCC: Guidance Issued on Overdraft Protection Programs

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today issued guidance to address the risks associated with bank overdraft protection programs. The guidance provides background information on overdraft protection programs and identifies certain practices that may result in heightened risk exposure. These practices include assessing overdraft fees on “authorize […]

Federal Reserve: Initial Findings from 2022 Triennial Payments Study Issued

The Federal Reserve on Friday issued initial findings from its 2022 triennial payments study. The information shows how consumers and businesses chose to make noncash payments, using checks, different types of cards, and the automated clearinghouse (ACH). Additional details will be available as analysis is completed. The data show that […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Open Banking

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) approach to open banking in remarks at FDX Global Summit Spring 2023 in Raleigh, N.C. In his remarks, the Acting Comptroller highlighted the evolution of open banking and its potential impact […]

OCC: Office of Financial Technology Established

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the establishment of its Office of Financial Technology and the selection of Prashant Bhardwaj to lead the office as Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Technology Officer, effective April 10, 2023. In October 2022, the OCC announced that it would expand upon […]