August 31, 2017

Summer vacation is officially over.  On the last day of August, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has thrown down the gauntlet.  It has requested comment by 31 October 2017 (yes, Halloween) on ten different recommendations regarding FinTech oversight.  

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June 12, 2017

On June 8, we made the case that the OCC is "establishing a mini-sandbox in the United States."  Previous posts have also made the case that cross-border regulatory cooperation is increasingly the norm among FinTech regulators through Memoranda of Understanding (M...

June 8, 2017

In the United States, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is often viewed as providing the gold standard (in OCC Bulletin 2013-29) for how regulators evaluate third-party vendors for regulated financial institutions.  For over a year, OCC officials have...

May 23, 2017

The last time the financial industry swooned so much for a new technology, it was the early 1990s.  The Berlin Wall had just fallen, the Latin American financial crisis was almost over, and everyone everywhere (it seemed) was talking about....derivatives.  Today's mark...