So this week, we heard from the new head of the CFPB, got an instructional video from the FDIC, have new workshops from the OCC, learned about a new Wells Fargo settlement and even get a little Shakespeare. Check out the below articles.
Industry News for the Week of December 31
Listening Tour 2019. Kraninger will be engaging in a listening tour to get to know the 1500 employees in the Bureau. For example, she plans to visit to San Francisco, Chicago, New York regional offices. She also indicated that she intends to connect with other regulators and constituencies including, state regulators, other related federal agencies, consumer advocates and regulated institutions. She also indicated she will work to have a productive relationship with House Financial Services Committee and its incoming chair Maxine Waters. Earlier this month, Waters released a statement requesting Kraninger undertake specific initiatives "to put consumers first by rolling back the anti-consumer actions taken by her predecessor and allowing the Consumer Bureau to resume its work of protecting hardworking Americans from unfair, deceptive or abusive practices.” New staffing alignments and other strategic changes may be borne form this listening tour.
Believes Regulated Industry Wants to Comply. In a nod to industry, Kraninger noted that institutions want to comply with consumer protection laws. The Bureau needs to give institutions clear rules in her view. However, she also signaled strong action for outliers, indicating that enforcement is a critical function and tool of the Bureau "fundamental to the agency's mission." She also noted that "bad actors" should expect repercussions under her watch: Read here
Wells Fargo to pay $575 million to settle practices claims with states: Read here
The year in review by American Banker: Read here
Lots of focus on cybersecurity in the SEC exam priorities: Read here
GDPR is the model for the global stage: Read here
The complicated role of artificial intelligence in banking and regulations: Read here
FDIC video (38 min) on Bank Secrecy Act: Read here
Legislative agenda: Read here
OCC workshops: Read here
Board oversight of cyber risk: Read here
The shutdown and its impact: Read here
Once more, into the breach (with apologies to Shakespeare): Read here
Top challenges for compliance officers in 2018: Read here
2018 OCC's Annual Report: Read here
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