The November Regulatory Compliance Briefing includes recent and upcoming alerts, advisories, and pending actions to be aware of this month.
CA-207 OCC, FRB, and FDIC Final Community Reinvestment Act Rule
CA-208 CFPB, FRB, OCC Annual Updates to Exemption Thresholds (Reg. Z and Reg. M)
CA-209 NCUA Charitable Donation Accounts Final Rule
The selected advisories and/or announcements below provide information that may be helpful to your organization but were not included as compliance alerts because they do not contain any regulatory changes.
On October 31, 2023, the CFPB issued a Proposed Rule to establish 12 CFR Part 1033, implement section 1033 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, and provide consumers greater access rights to their data held by financial institutions. The Proposed Rule would: 1) require financial institutions to make available to consumers and authorized third parties certain data relating to consumers’ transactions and accounts; 2) establish obligations for third parties accessing a consumer’s data, including privacy protections for that data; and 3) provide basic standards for data access.
On November 7, 2023, the CFPB issued a Proposed Rule to supervise nonbank providers that offer services like digital wallets, payment apps, and funds transfer apps. The Proposed Rule would define a market for general-use digital consumer payment applications, which would cover nonbank providers of funds transfer and wallet functionalities through digital applications for consumers’ general use in making payments to other persons for personal, family, or household purposes. Larger participants of this market would be subject to the CFPB’s supervisory and examination authority under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The Proposed Rule does not apply to banks and credit unions.
On October 24, 2023, the FDIC issued a Proposed Rule to update its regulations concerning section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to conform to the Fair Hiring in Banking Act. The Act excluded or exempted categories of otherwise-covered offenses from the scope of section 19, including certain older offenses, offenses committed by individuals 21 or younger, and “certain lesser offenses.” The proposed amendments address, among other topics, the types of offenses covered by section 19, the effect of the completion of sentencing or pretrial-diversion program requirements in the context of section 19, and the FDIC’s procedures for reviewing applications filed under section 19.
On November 16, 2023, the FDIC issued a final rule to implement a special assessment to recover the loss to the Deposit Insurance Fund associated with protecting uninsured depositors following the closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. The Final Rule applies to FDIC-insured banks with $5 billion or more in total consolidated assets.
On October 25, 2023, the NCUA issued a Proposed Rule to simplify the share insurance rules related to trust and mortgage servicing accounts. The Proposed Rule would: 1) establish a “trust accounts” category that would provide for coverage of funds of both revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts, 2) provide consistent share insurance treatment for all mortgage servicing account balances held to satisfy principal and interest obligations to a lender, and 3) provide more flexibility for the NCUA to consider various records in determining share insurance coverage in liquidations.
On November 7, 2023, the NCUA issued a Proposed Rule to incorporate its “Second Chance” Interpretive Ruling and Policy Statement 19-1 (IRPS 19-1) and the Fair Hiring in Banking Act (FHBA) into its regulations. The Proposed Rule would allow people convicted of certain minor offenses to work in the credit union industry without applying for the NCUA’s approval.
On October 24, 2023, the FDIC, FRB, and OCC jointly issued guidance to provide a high-level framework for the safe and sound management of exposures to climate-related financial risks for financial institutions with over $100 billion in total consolidated assets. The agencies indicated that the principles in the guidance are intended to support efforts by financial institutions to focus on key aspects of climate-related financial risk management and are designed to help financial institutions’ boards and management make progress toward incorporating climate-related financial risks into risk management frameworks in a manner consistent with safe and sound practices.
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