FDIC Seeks Public Comment On Banks And Small-Dollar Loans

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that it is has issued a request for public comments related to small-dollar lending by financial institutions. ” Recent research from the FDIC shows 20 percent of U.S. With that in mind, the FDIC suggests that in 2017, 14.8

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Will an OCC, FDIC Charter Help Varo Money Become the First National Mobile Bank?

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Varo applied for a banking charter from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as well as for a charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currenc, in the hopes of forming “Varo Bank,” the mobile banking startup announced today. Want a national bank that’s mobile-only?

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FDIC seeks comment on its communication methods

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The FDIC has issued a request for information that seeks comment on how the FDIC can make its communications with insured depository institutions (IDIs) “more effective, streamlined, and clear.” In addition to IDIs and other financial institutions and companies, the FDIC encourages comments from individual depositors and consumers, consumer groups, and other members of the financial services industry. Comments must be received by the FDIC by December 4, 2018.

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FDIC Hit By ‘Inadvertent’ Major Data Breach

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In an internal FDIC document obtained by The Washington Post , it was revealed that the data of 44,000 FDIC customers was breached by an employee who left the agency in February. The memo was distributed on March 18 by FDIC Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer Lawrence Gross Jr. With the help of technology used to monitor downloads to removable devices, FDIC was able to detect the breach days after the employee left FDIC on February 26.

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FDIC hires counsel to investigate now defunct Operation Choke Point

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On November 15, 2018, in response to a November 7, 2018 letter from Republican Senators , FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams announced that the FDIC has engaged outside counsel to investigate the Obama-era Operation Choke Point, under which the FDIC and other government agencies pressured banks not to do business with payday lenders. That internal policy is in furtherance of her deep investment in “transparency and accountability at the FDIC.”.

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There Are Fewer Unbanked Americans, According To The FDIC

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With increasingly few exceptions, the ranks of the unbanked seem to be on the decline, according to new data released by the FDIC. According to FDIC data, unbanked American consumers peaked toward the end of the Great Recession in 2011 at 8.2 The figures for 2015 represent the best results the survey has seen since the FDIC started keeping track of the data with a biennial survey in 2009 (the share of unbanked Americans was 7.6

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Five ‘Major’ FDIC Breaches Come To Light

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The Washington Post reported that the FDIC is disclosing to Congress the presence of at least five major data breaches that occurred sometime between now and Oct. Though details are still scarce, the FDIC noted that each case was not of the run-of-the-mill hacking variety. Despite the breaches, the FDIC is maintaining that none of the accessed information was shared illicitly, just as it believes none of the employees downloaded the data with untoward activities in mind.

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Study Sacks FDIC Fears on Brokered Deposits

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Continue reading Study Sacks FDIC Fears on Brokered Deposits at Bank Marketing Strategy + Ideas. brokered deposits FDIC Uncategorized

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FDIC In The Data Breach Hot Seat

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congressional subcommittee spent time yesterday (May 12) during a hearing where the FDIC was questioned about a string of data breaches, including two recent incidents that involved 10,000 sensitive and private data records to be downloaded from workers onto storage devices before they left the agency. Upon learning of the breaches, the FDIC also discovered that there were five other incidents where this same behavior had occurred, according to Republican Rep.

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FDIC seeks comments on small-dollar lending

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Yesterday, the FDIC issued a request for information (RFI) on small-dollar lending, including “steps the FDIC could take to encourage FDIC-supervised institutions to offer responsible, prudently underwritten small-dollar credit products that are economically viable and address the credit needs of bank customers.” (The FDIC supervises state-chartered banks and savings institutions that are not Federal Reserve members.) FDIC State CFS Monitor small dollar

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Remaking the FDIC by ripping up the rules

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Jelena McWilliams knows the value of the FDIC’s role in a way most other Americans do not. Women in Banking Deposit insurance Dodd-Frank Fintech Volcker Rule ILCs Jelena McWilliams FDIC Fifth ThirdNow she's in charge as it grapples with difficult questions and sets out to reshape the industry.

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FDIC Part 370 Testing Support

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Each phase of a company’s Part 370 response will have to undergo rigorous testing to ensure that all the regulatory requirements are met and the FDIC’s ongoing testing will produce satisfactory results. — If you are interested in learning more about FDIC Part 370 and how we can help you comply with the rule, please download our comprehensive guide or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Nonbanks' rapid growth poses risks to industry: FDIC's McWilliams

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FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams questioned whether regulators and banks are fully capturing the emerging risks of a new shadow banking system. Nonbank Servicing systems Fintech Fintech regulations Jelena McWilliams FDIC FSOC Treasury Department

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The FDIC Is In Hot Water Over Cybersecurity

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House lawmakers aren’t letting up on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) when it comes to how the banking regulator handled notifications following a slew of recent data breaches. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday (May 24) that an investigation led by House lawmakers has uncovered “significant shortfalls” in the FDIC’s cybersecurity policies, which may have left it vulnerable to hackers gaining access to private information and regulatory data.

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FDIC Part 370: Support On-site FDIC Inspections

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In order to comply with FDIC Part 370, covered institutions will have to implement a change program that encompasses the people, processes, and technology necessary to support on-site FDIC inspections. In addition to the annual certification and report, the FDIC will conduct on-site testing of institutions’ compliance with Part 370. FDIC will be able to view customer PII.

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Crapo, Senate Banking GOP probe FDIC on Operation Choke Point

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Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee expressed concern that FDIC examiners are verbally discouraging banks from working with certain businesses. De-risking Mike Crapo Jelena McWilliams Senate Banking Committee FDIC

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FDIC's McWilliams to hire outside counsel over 'Choke Point' concerns

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Jelena McWilliams is responding to concerns from Republican members of Congress that FDIC staffers are discouraging banks from doing business with certain industries. De-risking Jelena McWilliams Joseph Otting Mike Crapo FDIC OCC House Financial Services Committee

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FDIC-Backed Institutions Rake In $40.8B In Q4

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That growth, the FDIC said, came mainly from a $6.8 More than half of the 6,182 institutions that reported to the FDIC showed growth year over year in earnings in the latest quarter. Payment Methods credit earnings FDIC community banks loans What's Hot

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Square Will Reapply for Banking License with the FDIC After Last Week’s Withdrawal

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It plans to reapply with the FDIC, but did not reveal […]. Capital Cards Commerce Exclusive Innovations Lending Mobile Online Open Fintech Operations Payments Celtic bank fdic N26 SoFi SquarePayment processor Square has withdrawn its application to become a deposit-taking bank, a move similar to online lender Social Finance or SoFi, which withdrew its application last fall.

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Details on the FDIC Security Breach by Chinese Spies [VIDEO]

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Risk Security fdicHow Chinese spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 -- and American government officials tried to cover it up.

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FDIC Part 370: Implement FDIC-Required Calculations And Reports

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In order to comply with FDIC Part 370, covered institutions will have to implement a change program that encompasses the people, processes, and technology necessary to implement FDIC-required calculations and reports. Once an organization has determined that it is able to meet the requirements of Part 370, it must go about designing their interfaces with the FDIC. The post FDIC Part 370: Implement FDIC-Required Calculations And Reports appeared first on Financial Services.

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FDIC Part 370 Report Design

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Process design and documentation : Creating and documenting the report-generation and signoff process to ensure verifiable compliance with FDIC requirements. A thoughtful design that anticipates the FDIC’s specific requirements will save a company time and money and allow for a smooth interface with FDIC regulators. Financial Services Regulatory Compliance 12 CFR Part 370 Banking Banks compliance FDIC FDIC Part 370 Finance Part 370 Regulatory

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FDIC Part 370: The Background

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While existing processes were deemed suitable to handle smaller or slower bank failures, the FDIC realized that it might struggle to pay depositors if a complicated bank failed rapidly. The FDIC is required by law to pay depositors “as soon as possible” after a depository institution fails, while also resolving claims at the lowest possible cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund. The post FDIC Part 370: The Background appeared first on Financial Services.

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FDIC Part 370 Readiness Evaluation

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— If you are interested in learning more about FDIC Part 370 and how we can help you comply with the rule, please download our comprehensive guide or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page. Financial Services Regulatory Compliance 12 CFR Part 370 Banking Banks compliance FDIC FDIC Part 370 Finance Part 370 RegulatoryThe first thing any bank has to do in its response to Part 370 is evaluate its current state of readiness.

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FDIC takes first step toward reversing small-dollar lending policy

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The FDIC is seeking comment on how to encourage small-dollar lending at banks, signaling a course change from guidance it issued five years ago restricting such loans. Small-dollar lending Payday lending Jelena McWilliams FDIC OCC

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FDIC Part 370 Program Management

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A company will need to manage its integrated response to this rule very efficiently and transparently in order to meet deadlines set forth by the FDIC. — If you are interested in learning more about FDIC Part 370 and how we can help you comply with the rule, please download our comprehensive guide or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Smartphone brand can reflect creditworthiness: FDIC study

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Customer data Data ownership Fintech Credit scores Credit quality Policymaking Alternative lending FDICA paper released by the agency’s Center for Financial Research says aspects of someone’s digital footprint — including whether they use Apple or Android — help predict likelihood of default.

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FDIC unveils long-awaited community bank leverage ratio

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Minimum capital requirements Risk-based capital rule Capital requirements Basel Jelena McWilliams FDIC Federal ReserveThe proposed 9% ratio for institutions with less than $10 billion of assets is designed to create a simpler capital regime for small banks.

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Banks set another record — and FDIC hits a milestone

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Earnings Deposit insurance Tax reform Trump tax plan Jelena McWilliams FDICBanks earned $62 billion in the third quarter thanks to tax reform and higher asset yields while the Deposit Insurance Fund crossed a statutory threshold.

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FDIC to launch innovation office to help banks compete with fintechs

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“We have actually discouraged banks from innovating,” FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said in announcing a move that other agencies have made. Fintech regulations Capital requirements CRA Cyber security Jelena McWilliams Joseph Otting FDIC OCC Federal Reserve

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FDIC Chair’s recent interview gives insight into FDIC’s agenda

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In a recent interview (her first since being sworn in as Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Jelena McWilliams provided insight into the FDIC’s likely regulatory agenda. McWilliams stated that the FDIC’s top priorities included: (1) reducing regulatory burden on community banks; (2) increasing the speed with which the FDIC reviews charter and deposit insurance applications; and (3) assisting banks to introduce new financial products that serve underserved communities.

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Process Reengineering For FDIC Part 370 Compliance

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— If you are interested in learning more about FDIC Part 370 and how we can help you comply with the rule, please download our comprehensive guide or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page. Data & Analytics Financial Services Integration & IT Modernization Management Consulting Operations Regulatory Compliance Strategy 12 CFR Part 370 Banking Banks compliance FDIC FDIC Part 370 Finance Part 370 Regulatory

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Republican Senators seek action from FDIC to ensure end of Operation Choke Point

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Thirteen Republican Senators have sent a letter to FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams urging the FDIC to take action to ensure that lawful businesses are no longer at risk of adverse financial consequences as a result of “Operation Choke Point, and its associated culture and Choke Point-like regulatory actions.”. Operation Choke Point” was a federal enforcement initiative involving various agencies, including the DOJ, OCC, FDIC, and Fed.

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Why this fintech pulled its FDIC charter application

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Fintech regulations Licenses and charters De novo banks Community banking Growth strategies Fintech OCC FDIC Federal Reserve CaliforniaColin Walsh, Varo Money's CEO, learned a lot from his first stab at deposit insurance. Lesson one: Work with one regulator at a time.

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BankUnited gets FDIC approval to sell portfolio of covered loans

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M&A Regional banks Growth strategies Failures FDIC FloridaThe $263 million portfolio has been covered by a loss-share agreement since an investor group bought the failed BankUnited in 2009.

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Requirements Gathering For FDIC Part 370

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We can help a company gather requirements for Part 370 by: Validating existing Part 370 requirements from the FDIC, as well as interpreting additional guidance as becomes available. — If you are interested in learning more about FDIC Part 370 and how we can help you comply with the rule, please download our comprehensive guide or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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The 10 Parts Of FDIC Part 370

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The purpose of Part 370 is to improve the FDIC’s ability to fulfill its two mandates related to paying deposit insurance: Pay deposit insurance as soon as possible after the failure of a covered bank; and. The FDIC believes there are unique complications at institutions of that size which make necessary the provisions of Part 370. Restricting access to funds in a covered account until the FDIC has made a coverage determination. Communication with the FDIC.

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BankUnited to sell portfolio of covered loans to the FDIC

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M&A Regional banks Growth strategies Failures FDIC FloridaThe $263 million portfolio has been covered by a loss-share agreement since an investor group bought the failed BankUnited in 2009.

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Spare small banks the burden of complex capital rules: FDIC chief

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As regulators get set to unveil a new capital ratio for community banks, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said she wants to go even further to simplify the capital regime. Minimum capital requirements Risk-based capital rule Regulatory relief Community banking Jelena McWilliams FDIC

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House members request reconsideration of FDIC brokered deposits interpretation

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The FDIC has not yet responded. Deposit Accounts FDIC FDIC Supervision Federal CFS Monitor deposits

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FDIC chief adds dose of caution about nontraditional bank owners

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ILCs Fintech regulations Licenses and charters Vendor management Artificial intelligence Regtech Jelena McWilliams FDICJelena McWilliams has signaled a thaw in the agency’s approach to industrial loan companies, but she said tech firms and other nonbanks seeking charters should face the same level of regulatory scrutiny as more traditional banks.

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FDIC’s rate caps threaten efforts to serve the underbanked

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Underbanked Checking Policymaking Financial regulations Capital requirements FDICThe agency’s flawed methodology for determining interest rate caps on certain accounts poses risks for banks offering free, low-deposit checking and the financial system more broadly.

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There are fewer unbanked, but still too many: FDIC

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Underbanked Payday lending Digital banking Mobile banking Credit scores Financial inclusion Jelena McWilliams FDICThe agency’s biennial survey showed gradual improvement in access to mainstream banks, but over 14 million adults lack ties to a federally insured institution.

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