FRB: Federal Reserve Board Policy Statement Issued to Promote a Level Playing Field for All Banks with a Federal Supervisor Regardless of Deposit Insurance Status

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday issued a policy statement to promote a level playing field for all banks with a federal supervisor, regardless of deposit insurance status. The statement makes clear that uninsured and insured banks supervised by the Board will be subject to the same limitations on activities, […]

CFPB: New Registry to Detect Repeat Non-Bank Financial Firm Offenders Proposed

Registry of company and court order information will help the agency identify and mitigate risks to American households Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed requiring certain nonbank financial firms to register with the CFPB when they become subject to certain local, state, or federal consumer financial protection agency […]

CFPB: Supervisory Examinations Find Credit Reporting Failures, Junk Fees and Mishandling of COVID-19 Protections

Agency examiners find legal violations across consumer financial products and services Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations identified during the CFPB’s supervisory examinations in the first half of 2022. The report details key findings across consumer financial products and services, […]

ABA: National Survey Finds 99% of Consumers Give High Marks to their Bank’s Online and Mobile Experience for Third Consecutive Year

Ninety-nine percent of consumers rated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good,”—once again tying the record mark set two years ago—according to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. When considering the growth of digital and online […]

ABA: National Survey Finds Bank Customers Continue Turning to Mobile Apps More Than Any Other Channel to Manage Their Accounts

For the third year in a row, consumers 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 that consumers continued to embrace digital banking channels, with […]

OCC: Agency Announces Office of Financial Technology

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced it will establish an Office of Financial Technology early next year to bolster the agency’s expertise and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing banking landscape. The Office of Financial Technology will build on and incorporate the Office of Innovation, […]

CFPB: New Guidance Issued to Help Banks Avoid Charging Illegal Junk Fees on Deposit Accounts

Agency highlights surprise overdraft and surprise depositor fees Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance about two junk fee practices that are likely unfair and unlawful under existing law. The first, surprise overdraft fees, includes overdraft fees charged when consumers had enough money in their account to cover […]