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AGENCIES ISSUE GUIDANCE ON SERVING HEMP RELATED BUSINESSES

Posted by rcooper on December 4, 2019

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Category: AML, BSA
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in consultation with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (the Agencies) have released a joint statement titled Providing Financial Services to Customers Engaged in Hemp-Related Businesses.  The Agencies note the following: Hemp may be grown in compliance with one of the following: 1) Valid USDA-issued license;
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Remittance Transfer Rule implemented in Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfers Act). The Remittance Transfer Rule establishes protections for consumers sending international money transfers or remittance transfers by requiring remittance transfer providers to disclose the exact exchange rate that applies, the amount to be received by the recipient, and certain fees and other information associated with the transfer. The
Like kids in a sandbox the regulators cannot agree on the rules of the game being played. In this case the game is the Community Reinvestment Act. The implementing regulations and examinations procedures have been in serious need of revisions for 25 years. The agencies seem to agree that changes are needed, they just can’t agree on the direction of the change. Last year Comptroller of the Currency Otting jumped the gun and published an
Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Fall 2019 rulemaking agenda. The agenda identifies the regulatory matters that the CFPB reasonably anticipates having under consideration during the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The following summaries a few key topics: Proposed Fair Debt Collection Rule (Regulation F) – The CFPB proposed Regulation F in May 2019.  Now the CFPB is testing consumer disclosures related to time-barred debt and, after testing,
Apparently another last minute approval by Congress and signature by the President has provided continued appropriations for the National Flood Insurance Program through December 20, 2019. In 30 days we play this silly game again.

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