There has been lots of news this week – none bigger than the announcement that the FTC is going to open its complaints database to the public, much as the CFPB has done. That is not just big news, it’s huge news, as now Branan can easily see FTC flexing its UDAP authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act and partner with the CFPB and its broader UDAAP authority…an unholy alliance on joint enforcement actions. Other article highlights include: States challenge the OCC fintech charter and a very personal op-ed piece by the new head of the FDIC. Read below.
Industry News for the Week of October 29
FTC on the injuries caused by cyber incidents: Read here
FTC opens its complaint database to the public much like CFPB: Read here
States jump in to try to stop OCC FinTech charter: Read here
CFPB backs off of payday lender and military lending enforcement actions – American Banker: Read here
The California Privacy act explained: Read here
$30 billion in penalties and a quiet halt to branch expansion – how JP Morgan Chase endured the past decade: Read here
Terrific summary (albeit lengthy) on where the major regulators stand on FinTech and innovation: Read here
A very frank op-ed on the underbanked by the new head of FDIC: Read here
SoFi, FTC and UDAP: Read here
Fed overhauls large bank surpervision plans: Read here
Pretty stunning – the IRS is failing to maintain an effective BSA program: Read here
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