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OCC won’t allow fintech national bank charters for commercial firms, addressing potential Walmart fintech bank concerns

Greg Omer March 17, 2017

The primary concern of many community bankers with allowing nonbank commercial companies to own banks is the potential for the “anti-competitive effects and undesirable concentrations of economic power” referred to by the OCC, which apparently shares that concern. READ MORE

President Trump’s call to ‘rationalize’ federal financial regulation could impact U.S. dual banking system

Greg Omer February 13, 2017
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One of President Trump’s executive orders included a directive to “rationalize the Federal financial regulatory framework,” which could impact the country’s dual banking system and regulatory options for state-charted banks. READ MORE

Fintech: Internet banking across state borders triggers compliance challenges for state banks

Greg Omer January 20, 2017

State-chartered banks offering financial products via the Internet to out-of-state customers, either directly or through a nonbank fintech arrangement, should be careful to consider the potential compliance pitfalls of the applicable laws of the customer’s home state. READ MORE

Dodd Frank under attack: Which parts will bankers push to keep?

Greg Omer January 10, 2017
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The Trump Administration may be interested in the “repeal” of the Dodd Frank Act, but are there provisions the banking industry might want to retain - provisions that are actually considered to be beneficial to the banking industry? READ MORE