The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, National Credit Union Association, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently published their annual adjustments to the maximum amount of each civil penalty applicable to institutions under their jurisdiction. The adjustments, required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, serve to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to promote compliance with the law. Each agency’s updated
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865, as amended) was signed into law on December 20, 2019. It will bring with it changes to retirement plans including individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Financial institutions offering IRAs should become familiar with the changes beginning with tax year 2020. Some of the notable IRA enhancements include: Extending the age for which minimum distributions from
There has been recent activity on the proposed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations, but it is not clear whether the process is moving in a positive direction or not. Brainard Explains FRB Position The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) decided not to join the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) in issuing the proposed revisions to the CRA regulations. On January 8, 2020 FRB Governor Lael Brainard
Many financial institutions make consumer loans, residential mortgage loans, and commercial loans with pricing based on the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR). In 2017 the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (the regulator that oversees the LIBOR panel) announced that, by the end of 2021, it will discontinue the index. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research have
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