On Aug. 2, 2023, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) released a new rule expanding its authority to regulate unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP). The

Continue Reading California Regulator Finalizes Rule Expanding UDAAP Authority to Commercial Financing

On July 27, 2023, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an interagency

Continue Reading Federal Banking Agencies Propose New Rules to Strengthen Capital Requirements for Large Banks

If enacted, the Unlocking Capital Act would establish two investment professional categories—private placement brokers and finders. The legislation would allow these professionals to engage in many activities that, due to

Continue Reading Proposed Legislation Would Create a Tiered Exemption from Broker Registration

On Oct. 11, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex Inc. had agreed to settle $53 million total in fines over allegations it violated sanctions and anti-money-laundering

Continue Reading Crypto Exchange Bittrex Settles $53 Million in Fines with Treasury Department for Sanctions, Anti-Money-Laundering Violations

On Oct. 3, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) took another step in identifying, assessing, and responding to the risks various types of digital assets pose to the financial system

Continue Reading Digital Assets: Financial Stability Oversight Council Risk Report Assesses Regulatory Gaps; Offers Recommendations