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Members of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institution Advisory Council urged the Fed to “be cautious in its approach to allowing non-traditional banks direct access to the payment system” during a recent meeting, flagging recent attempts by several non-bank entities to obtain state or national banking charters that would allow them to circumvent FDIC supervision and Community Reinvestment Act requirements.

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In an American banker op-ed today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols and National Community Reinvestment Coalition CEO Jesse Van Tol expressed opposition to moves by the OCC to grant banking charters to fintech firms that would allow them access to the banking system while circumventing many of the rules and regulations that banks are required to adhere to, such as the Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

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The OCC today proposed its approach to determining Community Reinvestment Act evaluation measure benchmarks, retail lending distribution test thresholds and community development minimums under the new general performance standards outlined in the CRA final rule issued earlier this year.

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