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On December 2, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it would “move forward with considering applications from financial technology companies” to become special purpose national banks.
As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, the federal financial regulators have been releasing guidance related to cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech) issues faster than a teen can complain about slow Wi-Fi.
On October 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its final rule (Final Rule) extending an array of new substantive restrictions, upfront and ongoing disclosure obligations, and government reporting requirements on prepaid cards and a range of electronic non-bank accounts, commonly referred to as “digital wallets.”
On July 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a detailed summary of regulations it is considering imposing on third-party debt collectors.
On July 6, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law legislation to bring certain virtual currency businesses expressly within the existing money transfer business regulatory scheme by repealing and replacing the current law with a new article.
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has launched an inquiry into the increasingly popular marketplace lending industry.