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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.


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.


The Conference of State Bank Supervisors yesterday filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the OCC’s creation of a new special-purpose national bank charter for nonbank companies and the impending charter approval of fintech Figure Technologies.

Community Banking

In response to feedback from banks and fintech providers, the Federal Reserve, working with other financial regulatory agencies, is developing a fintech vendor due diligence guide for community banks, that would provide specific information about the documents and information they need to successfully complete their due diligence obligations, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said in a speech today.

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