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State Regulators Fight Federal Charters for Fintechs

A body of U.S. state banking regulators on Thursday sued the federal government to void its decision to award national bank charters to online lenders and payment companies, saying it was unconstitutional and puts consumers and taxpayers at risk. The …

What Banks Got, Did Not Get in Dodd Frank Rewrite Passed by Congress

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne. While Wall Street banks …

It’s Time to Rethink Wall Between Banking, Other Businesses: U.S. Comptroller

U.S. regulations that bar companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from providing banking services need to be reviewed as they reduce competition thereby concentrating more risk among a smaller number of banks, a U.S. banking regulator said on Wednesday. At …

Banks Blast Rule Exposing Them to Consumer Class Actions

U.S. banks and credit card companies could be prevented from blocking customers from banding together to sue them under a rule released by the country’s consumer finance agency on Monday. In releasing the rule, which goes into full effect in …

Reuters Special Report: U.S. Banks Book Trades Abroad to Bypass U.S. Regulation

This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks had seemingly vanished. “We saw strange things in the data,” said Chris Barnes, …

Report: Former EU Banker Urges Reactivate Securitization to Enhance Credit

Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. Yet the 84-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund is one of the most influential voices in European and global finance. An eminence grise as respected among France’s …

Report: U.S. Making Progress Against ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Bailouts

For the past year, a special team of U.S. bank regulators has been on a quiet mission to end the belief on Wall Street that large banks are “too big to fail.” The team from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. …

New York Gov.’s Budget Details Banking, Insurance Regulation Merger

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget contains slightly more money for the new agency he wants to create by combining existing banking and insurance regulatory departments than they now get. Cuomo’s proposed 2011-2012 budget recommends $564 million for …