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Volume 25 - Number 8

April 14, 2014

Financial Institutions Support Oversight of Nonbank Transmitters

Many banks and credit unions support the efforts of the CFPB to bring nonbank money-transfer operations within the scope of the bureau’s oversight. In January, the agency issued a proposed rulemaking that generally would amend the current regulation that defines larger participants of certain consumer financial products and services by adding a new section defining larger participants of the international money-transfer market. The proposal lays out the framework by which the CFPB would identify a nonbank market for international money transfers and define the “larger participants” of this market that would be subject to the CFPB’s supervisory authority. Namely, an entity would be a larger participant if it has at least one million aggregate annual international money transfers. This proposal...

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