The Washington Report | For the week ended March 10, 2017

The Washington Report | For week ended March 10, 2017

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Safety and soundness

  • BIS publishes working paper on changing business models in international bank funding
  • IOSCO releases study on secondary corporate bond market liquidity
  • OCC head discusses FinTech regulation
  • OFR issues research brief on benefits and risks of central clearing in the repo market
  • FDIC publishes credit risk article from supervisory insights winter edition

Enterprise and consumer compliance

  • FTC acting chair testifies on data security and small businesses
  • CFPB proposes to delay effective date of prepaid accounts rule
  • CFPB Director addresses LendIt USA Conference
  • Department of Labor issues temporary enforcement policy for fiduciary rule Enforcement Actions

Capital markets and investment management

  • CFTC extends no-action relief for masking certain information
  • FINRA proposes streamlining competency exams
  • The NSE and FINRA issue alert on Clock Synchronization and Certification requirements
  • IOSCO releases study on secondary corporate bond market liquidity Enforcement actions


  • IAIS launches major consultation package
  • NAIC creates new technology task force

Financial crimes

  • OCC and FinCEN fine bank for Bank Secrecy Act deficiencies
  • FinCEN renews “Geographic Targeting Orders” to identify high-end cash buyers

New administration updates

  • Trump Administration releases annual agency cybersecurity report

Alternative finance

  • OCC head discusses FinTech 

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