After years of rulemaking efforts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may issue a final rule later this month that would require lenders to collect and report data on small

Continue Reading Small Business Lenders: CFPB’s Anticipated Section 1071 Rule Would Impose New Data Collection, Reporting Obligations

On Dec. 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing the provisions of the Corporate Transparency Act that

Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rule on Access to Beneficial Ownership Information

On Sept. 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule, effective Jan. 1, 2024, implementing the beneficial ownership information reporting

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On Sept. 29, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released Regulatory Notice 22-20, alerting members to changes to the Sanctions Guidelines (Guidelines), effective immediately. The notice discusses

Continue Reading FINRA Releases Updated Guidelines and Sanctions for Securities Rule Violations

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