State Regulators

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February 10, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fintech Panel Navigates the Pros and Cons Of OCC Charter, Marketplace Lending

The proposal by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to create a special-purpose national bank charter for financial technology companies, including marketplace lenders, stirred up significantly different views during a panel discussion sponsored this week by the Brookings Institute. “The fact that this charter will be designed as one not to support innovation, but to support the biggest and most well-funded players, ends up being bad for consumers because it tilts the market against the true innovators,” said Margaret Liu, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. But, Richard Neiman, head of regulatory and government affairs for Lending Club and former New York state banking commissioner, said...

January 27, 2017 - Inside MBS & ABS

ABS Participants See Benefits in OCC’s Potential Regulation Of Marketplace Lenders, State Regulators Strongly Oppose

Marketplace lenders could benefit from the development of special-purpose national bank charters for financial technology companies under consideration by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to ABS participants. However, the proposal has been met with strong opposition from state regulators, as it would preempt state oversight of certain nonbanks. In December, the OCC requested comments about a potential special-purpose national bank charter for so-called fintech companies, including marketplace lenders. The Structured Finance Industry Group endorsed...

January 16, 2017 - Inside the CFPB

State Roundup

NY Acts to Hold Banks and Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintaining “Zombie Properties.” The New York Department of Financial Services recently finalized a regulation intended to protect communities from the blight of “zombie properties” by requiring banks and mortgage servicers to report and maintain vacant and abandoned properties.... Mortgage Servicers Face New Licensing Requirement in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions has decided to require both master servicers and subservicers to obtain a license as a mortgage loan company with the KDFI if the loans being serviced are secured by residential real property located in the state....

January 13, 2017 - Inside Mortgage Trends

NYDFS Gives Ground on Cybersecurity Proposal

The New York Department of Financial Services made some concessions to industry participants by revising proposed cybersecurity standards. Some mortgage-industry officials were happy with the revisions while reiterating concerns about the proposed standards. The NYDFS first proposed cybersecurity standards in September. The proposal was the first of its kind from a state regulator and more prescriptive than guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination ...


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