OCC: Fair Access Rule Put on Hold

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it has paused publication of its rule to ensure large banks provide all customers fair access to their services. The agency proposed the rule in November 2020 to codify more than a decade of OCC guidance stating that banks should conduct […]

OCC: Final Rule Requiring Large Banks to Provide Fair Access to Bank Services, Capital, and Credit Effective April 1, 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released its finalized rule to ensure fair access to banking services provided by large national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. The rule codifies more than a decade of OCC guidance stating that […]

CFPB: Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law Releases Its Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law (Taskforce) released a report today with recommendations on how to improve consumer protection in the financial marketplace. The Taskforce Report uses five interrelated principles that serve as the foundation for proposed systematic changes to the current legal and regulatory […]

FDIC: New 2020 Community Banking Study Released

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a new large-scale study on the state of the nation’s community banks. The FDIC’s 2020 Community Banking Study finds community banks played a critical role in providing access to credit in several key areas of the U.S. economy, particularly through lending to support commercial […]

FDIC: Final Rule on Brokered Deposits and Interest Rate Restrictions Approved

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors today approved a final rule to establish a new framework for analyzing whether deposits made through deposit arrangements qualify as brokered deposits, including those between insured depository institutions (IDIs) and third parties, such as financial technology companies.  The final rule also […]

ABA: National Survey Shows 99 Percent of Consumers Give High Marks to Their Bank’s Online and Mobile Experience

Ninety-nine percent of consumers rated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good,”—4 percentage points higher than last year’s record mark—according to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. In addition, 84% of those surveyed said innovation and […]

ABA: Survey Shows Bank Customers Now Use Mobile Apps More Than Any Other Channel to Manage Their Accounts

For the first time ever*, bank customers are conducting their banking via mobile apps more often than any other method, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The national survey found bank customers preferred mobile apps both prior to and following […]

ABA: Record Number of Consumers Pay Off Credit Cards in Full as Spending Falls in Second Quarter 2020

As consumer spending contracted sharply and credit card purchase volumes fell across risk tiers in this year’s second quarter, the share of U.S. cardholders that paid their balance in full reached record levels, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. The November 2020 Monitor, which […]