Expressing concern that the CFPB is acting contrary to its authorizing statute, three senior members of the House Financial Services Committee yesterday sought information on the CFPB’s collaborations with state attorneys general enforcement actions.
CFPB’s change is “contrary to law and subject to legal challenge” as well as potential congressional action, the groups said.
House Republican lawmakers this week slammed recent changes made by the CFPB to its supervision examination manual for unfair or deceptive acts and practices and its rules of practice and procedure regarding administrative adjudication procedures, noting that these actions “deviate significantly from past practices” and were taken outside of the notice and comment process.
U.S. law enforcement agencies are deputizing—voluntarily or involuntarily—financial institutions to serve as their lead investigators.
The reference guide, created by NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance, provides background on the importance of terms and conditions when offering voice payments services and how terms may be modified to suit different needs.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued an advisory on kleptocracy and foreign public corruption, urging financial institutions to focus their efforts on detecting the proceeds of foreign public corruption.
The CFPB’s newly revised rules of practice for administrative adjudication are “a step in the wrong direction,” expanding the powers of the bureau’s already-powerful director and reducing protections for defendant companies, a coalition of financial services groups including American Bankers Association said.
In all of the Department of Justice’s corporate resolutions regarding AML compliance violations—including guilty pleas, deferred prosecution agreements or non-prosecution agreements—it will now consider requiring both chief executive officers and chief compliance officers to certify that a company has remedied the situation, Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite announced today.
The American Bankers Association told the Department of Justice today that the 1995 bank merger competitive review guidelines are outdated and do not take into account the competitive effects of online banking and competition from nonbanks.
Though this risk is lurking in the shadows, it can present significant financial exposure for the buyer.